Hurt on the Job?

Hurt on the Job?

Speak to a workers' compensation attorney in Alhambra, CA

If you're injured on the job, you may be able to pursue compensation. A workers' compensation attorney will work with you to analyze your situation and seek a favorable outcome. Jeffrey M. Shalmi, Attorney at Law in Alhambra, CA can represent you when you need a workers' compensation attorney. Mr. Shalmi will work hard to seek the compensation you deserve.
Call Mr. Shalmi to discuss your situation at 626-492-9188 or 818-472-0721 for any case including but not limited to:

  • traumatic brain injuries
  • loss of eyesight or hearing
  • cumulative trauma injury
  • catastrophic injuries
  • spinal cord injuries
  • chronic pain injuries & fibromyalgia
  • overuse syndrome
  • cervical and lumbar sprains and strains
  • injuries requiring amputations
  • shoulder separations
  • carpel tunnel syndrome of the wrist
  • psychological trauma
  • sexual harassment
  • knee injuries
  • plantar fasciitis
  • labor code section 132a discrimination claims
  • strokes and heart conditions
  • death cases
  • government workers
  • asbestos-related claims





Workers Compensation

A Workers Compensation Attorney is a special Attorney who litigates workplace injuries. Regardless of the occupation of a worker, he or she is at risk for an injury on the job at any time. The injury may be immediate, such as a truck driver getting involved in an accident or a construction worker falling down from a building under construction. An injury can happen as a result of repetitive work over time, such as a stocker suffering a back sprain from repeated heavy lifting as part of his heavy lifting job duties or an office worker being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome due to overusing their wrist for typing or answering phones.
Workers Compensation Attorneys deal with workplace injuries that happen to workers when they are at work, on company property or in an assigned company business location, which requires medical treatment and may or may not necessarily require the employee to take time off.
By law, every employer is to make adequate arrangements for employee compensation. Workers' compensation is usually provided by an insurance policy providing temporary disability and medical benefits to the injured worker. 

An employee is required to report a work injury within 24 hours to assert his or her right to workers compensation medical treatment under California law. If the claims are accepted, the injured worker will receive a written notice stating the compensation benefits to which he is entitled and other required information regarding the claim. If the claim is denied, the injured worker will be sent a detailed written notification stating why such claims are denied and outlining the right of the injured person to file an application for adjudication at the local Workers Compensation Appeals Board office.

Victims of workplace accidents should obtain the services of an attorney who will advise and guide them.

Workers Compensation Attorneys can help clients navigate the difficult workers' compensation claims process, starting with a free consultation. They also help educate employees on the extent of the benefits included in workers' compensation law in the following areas:

  • Medical treatment
  • Temporary disability payments
  • Permanent disability payments
  • Lump-sum payment options

Importantly, sometimes legitimate workers' compensation claims may be denied by aggressive insurance companies. They may claim that the victim was not injured, or that the injury the victim suffered is not serious enough to qualify for workers' compensation benefits. Therefore, if not carefully handled, the injured worker may lose critical benefits, including emergency medical care and temporary disability benefits.

It is important to have a lawyer as close as possible to the beginning of the claim who will represent the worker in the Workers Compensation Appeals Board should the employer or the employers' workers compensation provider deny the injured worker their benefits.
In short, Workers Compensation Attorneys can help injured workers resolve their claims and obtain much needed, life enhancing benefits from their employers and their employers' workers' compensation insurance providers, as provided by California Workers Compensation law and the Constitution of the State of California.




Workers' compensation and COVID-19

Workers' compensation and COVID-19

Compensation for contracting or being exposed to COVID-19 is a complicated matter. If you're seeking help with COVID-19 workers' compensation, your attorney will:

  • Asses every detail of your situation
  • Go over your options for workers' compensation
  • Work with you to determine how you want to proceed

With help from your attorney, you'll be able to understand your legal standing and pursue a course of action that's in your best interests. If you have questions about COVID-19 workers' compensation, contact an attorney now.