Ben H. Nakatani Jr.

Ben H. Nakatani Jr.

Location:
Glendale, California
Phone:
626-657-0581
Fax:
626-796-4499
Email:

After graduating from the University of Southern California I started as a Workers' Compensation Claims Examiner in 1989. I advanced quickly to a Claims Supervisor and then a Hearing Representative. While still working full time I began attending law school at night until earning my Juris Doctorate. Thereafter I worked as a Workers' Compensation defense attorney.

Since 2001 I have dedicated my practice of law to representing those injured on the job and advocating for their rights. I have court experience since 1993 as a hearing representative, defense attorney (for insurance carriers), and now for injured workers. Below are "significant cases" that I litigated before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.

  • Booker B208777: Successful in getting WCAB to vacate Order Denying applicant's right to pursue "new and further" permanent disability.
  • Lio 73 CCC 503: Successful in proving clients disability arouse prior to the change in law warranting the use of the "old law" in resolving her case.
  • Orr 73 CCC 446: Successful in litigating clients right to vocational rehabilitation benefits.
  • Benavidez 72 CCC 842: Successful in litigating clients disability award and penalties against the insurance carrier when the carrier attempted to back out of the agreement.
  • Neal 71 CCC 1372: Successful in litigating clients disability award using our medical evidence.
  • Brown 70 CCC 1560: Successful in litigating and proving clients injuries and disability award based on our medical evidence.
  • Liang 68 CCC 474: Successful in litigating clients non-industrial arm fracture as a consequence of her original injuries.