At Pacific Workers' Compensation Law Center, our Oakland workers' compensation lawyers has noticed that there is a great deal of confusion and stress when it comes to seeking compensation for work-related injuries. To better help them during the early stages of the workers' compensation process, we have created a list of some of the most commonly asked questions that our firm receives, along with the answers.
Can't I just file for workers' compensation on my own?Filing for workers' compensation on your own increases the chances that your claim will be denied. One small misstep can prevent you from obtaining the compensation you need for your injuries. In addition, the process is usually complex and tedious, especially for someone with no workers' compensation law experience. It is extremely advantageous that you seek reliable and experienced legal guidance for your claim.
I'm afraid I can't afford legal representation at this moment. What are my options?We understand that many injured workers hesitate to retain legal representation due to financial reasons. This is why our firm proudly accepts workers' compensation cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not have to pay us a dime unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. In addition, we offer all our potential clients a free evaluation, in person or over the phone. We believe that all injured workers should have access to high-quality legal representation, regardless of their financial situation.
Why should I hire Pacific Workers' Compensation Law Center to represent me?
With more than 75 years of combined experience, we are the kind of law firm you can turn to with confidence. We are passionate about what we do and the men and women we represent. In fact, we make ourselves available to our clients 24/7, especially during emergencies.
Our AV® Rated firm was the first to have ever filed an NFL concussion case, which speaks volumes about our determination and legal prowess. When it comes to standing up for our clients, we are not afraid of anyone.
What can I expect from the workers' compensation process?
As soon as you reach out to us for help, we will assign you a full-time case manager and attorney. An application will be filed with the Workers' Compensation Appeals (WCAB) on your behalf. We will get started on your case immediately to help you receive the medical care you need. If we are unable to receive a fair settlement from the insurance company, we are ready and willing to take your case to trial.
After a few months, you will most likely give a deposition. One of our highly experienced attorneys will prepare you and stand at your side the entire time. You don't even have to attend court hearings! One of our trained hearing officers or attorneys can attend on your behalf. We will do everything possible to help you obtain the full compensation you need and deserve.
How much compensation will I receive?It is impossible to calculate exactly how much compensation you will receive without looking into your situation. Your final award amount will depend on the severity of your injuries. Discussing your case with us can give you a better idea of what to expect on your road to recovery.