At Glauber Berenson Vego, we understand the difficulties that accompany work-related accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Our goal is to attend to our clients’ immediate and long-term needs, providing answers to their questions and updates on the status of their cases throughout the legal process.
From the first meeting, we take the time to explain the workers’ compensation process. You are assigned a case coordinator and an attorney who are available to answer your questions. Throughout the process, we will follow up with you to make sure you are receiving appropriate medical treatment and benefits.
We strive to be the reliable guide and support system you need when navigating the California workers’ compensation system. Our firm offers personal attention and individualized legal strategies tailored to your unique needs. Our Glendale workers’ compensation attorneys are recognized for their longstanding history of success and their commitment to fighting for the rights of injured workers throughout Los Angeles County.
Our team will prepare you for each step of your case from medical exams through a deposition, settlement conference and trial, if necessary. Our Glendale workers’ compensation lawyers will go to bat for you to obtain the best result possible. Not only do we advocate for individuals, but we also fight for better laws that will protect all injured workers.
Together, our attorneys bring nearly 100 years of legal experience to every case. We assist workers from all industries who have suffered serious on-the-job injuries and work-related illnesses, including construction and manufacturing accidents, work-related auto accidents, and more. We also handle complex issues, such as compensation for undocumented workers, catastrophic injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. We assist clients in English, Spanish, and Farsi and provide free consultations and contingency fees. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses, and we only collect attorney fees when we win your case.
No matter your needs, you can rely on Glauber Berenson Vego to take care of you.
Our staff members are fluent in Spanish and we will ensure that you receive all available benefits and are not cleared to return to work before you are able.
Who is eligible for workers’ compensation in California?
California workers’ compensation is available to every employee in the state, including part-time, full-time, and seasonal workers. Employers who have even one employee must provide workers’ compensation for all employees, including undocumented workers.
What benefits does workers’ compensation pay?
Workers’ compensation pays medical expenses, temporary disability, and other benefits for most injuries and illnesses that occur on the job or due to employment. If you are injured or become ill while carrying out any activities that benefit your employer, you are eligible for benefits. These benefits include any and all medical costs related to your injuries, such as emergency medical treatment, hospital bills, medications, homecare services, and transportation to and from medical appointments. Workers’ compensation also pays both temporary and permanent partial disability, and total disability when appropriate. California workers’ compensation provides life pension payments for eligible individuals, as well as vocational retraining vouchers and death benefits.
What do I do if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied for any reason, you have the right to a trial to determine your eligibility. You can also litigate any issues you may have with your employer or employer’s insurance provider regarding your claim, such as available benefits, coverage, delayed payments, and early termination of benefits. The process of appealing a denied workers’ compensation claim in California is complex; you need a strong attorney to navigate the system. Reach out to an experienced attorney at our firm to learn how we can help.
Do I have to report my injury to my employer?
Yes, in California to receive benefits, you must report your work-related injury or illness to your employer within 30 days. This deadline typically begins on the date of the accident, but in some cases, it may not begin until the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered. In any case, you should report your work-related injury or illness to your employer as soon as possible.