In theory, the workers' compensation system is simple. If you are injured at work, regardless of whether you were at fault, you should qualify for workers' comp benefits.
However, the process of actually applying for and being approved for workers' compensation is anything but simple. In fact, claim denials and underpayment of claims is common. That is why it is important to have skilled legal representation on your side.
Van Nuys lawyer Fakhrudeen Hussain understands what it takes to build a successful workers' comp claim. He used to work for the insurance companies, so he understands how they think and how to combat their strategies. He is joined in practice by attorney John Gutierrez, who spent 23 years as a workers' compensation judge. Mr. Gutierrez has handled thousands of workers' compensation cases over his 33 years of practice. Few lawyers are better qualified than Mr. Gutierrez to guide you through the system.
Together, the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez will work hard to ensure that you receive the full amount of benefits to which you are entitled. Call 818-997-3700 or toll free at 888-997-3701 for a free initial consultation.
We Can Answer All Of Your Workers' Comp Questions
We are committed to helping you understand the California workers' compensation system and to helping you determine your best options for moving forward. We handle all types of claims, from serious or fatal injuries to repetitive stress injuries and job-related illnesses.
We can also answer questions such as:
- What should I do after a workplace accident?
- Can I pick my own doctor?
- Do I qualify for benefits?
- Do I have a time limit for filing a claim?
- What kind of benefits are available?
- Can I still work part-time?
- Can undocumented workers get benefits?
- Can I be fired for filing a claim?
- What happens if my job made a prior condition worse?
- Do I have a third-party claim?
- What should I do if my claim is denied?
- Can I get workers' compensation and Social Security benefits?
- Why do I need an attorney?
Some Injuries Happen Quickly, But Other Conditions Develop Over Time
Some injuries, such as broken bones, happen quickly. It's easy to say exactly when they occurred.
Other work-related conditions develop over weeks, months or years. These are called "cumulative trauma" injuries. They can include back injuries, repetitive stress injuries and many other conditions. Even workplace stress (from pressure to meet deadlines, harassment, etc.) can lead to physical and mental problems that may be covered by workers' compensation.
No matter how you were injured, we are here for you. We can help you pursue compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and temporary or permanent disabilities.
Have You Been Injured On The Job? Contact Our Lawyers.
If you have been hurt while at work, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Call 818-997-3700 or toll free at 888-997-3701, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We make ourselves available to answer your questions, and all phone calls are returned as quickly as possible.
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