Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers Throughout Southern California
The State of California requires employers to provide insurance coverage, sometimes called "workman's compensation" or "workers' comp," to compensate men or women who are injured on the job or as a result of work-related injuries. Work-related injuries can take many forms, including:
- A construction accident, such as a fall from a crane or scaffolding
- A work accident resulting in a back or neck injury caused by heavy lifting
- A machinery mishap
- A work-related motor vehicle accident
- An occupational disease such as high blood pressure or heart trouble, stomach problems, carpal tunnel syndrome or hearing loss
- Stress-related injuries caused by harassment or other stressful circumstances on the job
- Catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or wrongful death
At the Law Offices of Thomas Hoegh, we assist injured workers throughout the San Fernando Valley and Southern California in resolving legal issues that can arise when collecting workers' compensation. In a free consultation, we will explain the steps you need to take after being injured on the job, as well as how your injury may impact your employment both now and in the future.
Almost all injured workers who handle their own workers' compensation cases find the process daunting, difficult and ultimately disappointing. Our firm has protected workers' rights since 1985. We make every effort to help you obtain all the benefits to which you are entitled as quickly as possible.
Proven Workers' Comp Professionals
We will help determine all the workers' compensation benefits that you may be entitled to, as well as other rights and benefits that you may be eligible for at the present time or in the future.
Our workers' comp professionals will also take time to explain the entire workers' compensation process in detail. We will help you file the initial claim to receive proper medical treatment. If your insurance company or employer denies your claim, we will aggressively represent your rights before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
Whatever your situation, we seek to help you return to gainful employment as quickly as possible.
Handling Return to Work Issues
Our firm is unique in that we provide services that encompass the overlapping areas of employment law, including workers' compensation and return to work issues. If you experience any negative setbacks as a result of your injury or disability upon your return to work, we can help you determine how to protect your workplace rights and receive compensation, if necessary.
You Pay No Attorneys' Fees Unless We Win Your Case
According to the California Labor Code, attorneys should not charge up front attorney's fees for workers' compensation cases. Additionally, attorney's fees are decided by an administrative law judge, and by law, must be paid by the employer, at which time they are then deducted from the final settlement or award.
If for any reason the attorney that you retain — including our firm — is not successful in obtaining benefits, you owe nothing to your attorneys.
We are experienced with and highly skilled in assisting injured workers with occupational injury claims. To arrange a free consultation about your California workers' compensation claim, please contact the Law Offices of Thomas Hoegh at 818-337-4470 or toll free at 800-434-4631 today.
Se habla español: Our staff is fluent in Spanish; all communications may be made in Spanish to assist clients whose primary language is Spanish.