The Law Offices of Cyrus A. Jamehdor, APLC workers compensation fights for the rights of injured workers. We handle each case with great care to fight for your full and complete benefits related to your injuries. We provide representation to injured workers throughout Los Angeles Area.
What are workers compensation laws and what is the hearing process?
Workers compensation laws were put in place to protect the injured worker who was hurt while performing job duties. There are laws designated to provide benefits to injured workers, along with the financial stability needed while injured workers heal from their injuries until they are able to return to work. In those instances where injured workers are unable to return to work, the Law Offices of Cyrus A. Jamehdor is well-versed in additional rights to which you may be entitled. The laws governing workers’ compensation and the benefits available are ever changing. For this reason, it is critical to enlist the assistance of an experienced attorney who knows the latest laws, knows how to file a claim, and is by your side every step of the way. It is also important to use an attorney who is familiar with the hearings process. From filling out the proper form for the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) to making sure your claim is filed on time and attending the hearing, we have the necessary experience to handle all aspects of your case, including representing you at the workers compensation board, workers compensation appeals board. The hearing is considered the “employee’s day in court,” even though there is no jury. We are adept at presenting cases to the bench and arguing for full and fair benefits to compensate you for your injuries.
What types of settlement are available?
Workers’ compensation settlements are designed to compensate you for your disability resulting from an on-the-job accident. In most instances, injured workers receive temporary disability benefits during the period of time they are rendered temporarily totally disabled by their primary treating physician. The type of settlement you are entitled to is unique to the specific facts of your case, but two common options include:
•Stipulations with Request for an Award. You may enter into a stipulated finding and award, in which all parties agree to the terms of the award and future medical care remains open.
•Compromise and Release. You may dispose of your case by way of Compromise and Release. This results in a lump sum payment and ends the opportunity for future medical care. When evaluating your case, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your team, one who can advise you of the impact of a pre-existing injury and other common issues that arise when considering settlement of your claim. Our attorney guides you toward the type of settlement best suited for your injuries and your case.
Call today to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney The Law Offices of Cyrus A. Jamehdor provides high quality legal representation in the area of workers’ compensation claims. We offer weekend appointments to meet your demanding schedule. Call us at 213-232-4959 or contact us through our website to schedule your free appointment.