Northern California’s premier workers’ compensation law firm, helping the hardworking people of our community fight the insurance companies.
Thank you for being so kind and completely sympathetic to my case!- Jazzie D.
They took care of me!- Gabi O.
Pacific Workers' Comp is one of the best places to get help from when you need help with an injury from work!- Lamar B.
Bilal is very professional, caring and committed to his clients!- Guy H.
The most down to earth team I have ever met!- Nekealla C.
PWC has provided me with exceptional care!- Jaaziel B.
Oakland Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Representing Injured Workers Throughout Northern California
If you were involved in an on-the-job accident or suffered a work-related illness, Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers can help you work to recover the benefits you need to get back on your feet. Since 1994, our firm has been helping injured workers throughout Northern California file workers’ compensation claims and secure needed benefits.
Our achievements as a workers’ comp law firm include:
- Representing thousands of clients
- Ending more than 98% of cases in favor of our clients
- Recovering more than $200 million for injured Californians
We focus entirely on workers’ compensation, which allows us to pour all of our time, resources, and efforts into helping people get back on their feet. We believe that it’s not just about fighting for compensation—it’s about fighting for what’s right, and our workers’ compensation attorneys are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you navigate this process with truly compassionate and client-focused services.
When you work with Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers, you don’t just get one attorney working on your case—you get a dedicated team of legal professionals fighting for you. Your team consists of an experienced attorney and two highly trained legal assistants, called the Case Manager and the Assistant Case Manager, who will work tirelessly to investigate your claim and maximize the benefits you are owed. We provide all of our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover benefits on your behalf.
Our team is proud to have represented:
- First responders, firefighters and police officers
- Healthcare professionals and hospital workers
- Essential workers
- Retail workers
- Restaurant employees
- Delivery drivers
- Construction workers
- Union workers
Dial (888) 740-6434 or book your appointment online to consult with a lawyer for a work injury today!
Justice May Be Blind But She Sees It Our Way 98% of the TimeOver $200,000,000 Recovered for People Just Like You
Assault & Battery Victim in San Francisco $1,100,000
Driver Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Carmichael $1,000,000
Roofer Slip and Fall $500,000
Sales Rep Gunshot Victim in Costa Mesa $500,000
Football Player Injury in Oakland $450,000
Laborer Fall Injury in Oakland $400,000
Machinist Injury in Suisun City $375,000
Roofer Injury in Modesto $330,000
Laborer Fall Injury in Sam Leandro $325,000
Experience You Can Trust. Results That Count.
With more than 130 years of combined experience, our award-winning attorneys know California’s workers’ compensation system inside and out. We are widely recognized as Northern California’s authority on workers’ compensation law by our peers and our past clients due to our history of success in even the most complex, hard-fought cases. Perhaps more importantly, we are known for taking care of our clients and making them feel at ease as their cases progress.
Our clients can reach out to us through:
- Telephone calls to our office
- Online scheduling and teleconferencing
- Even text messaging for convenience
This concierge-like level of service might be a luxury at other law firms, but we see it as a necessity. It is all part of how we help ease your stress and allow you to focus on healing. Meanwhile, we get to work on investigating your case and fighting for a maximized compensation amount, just as we have done for so many others throughout Northern California. You deserve the attention, care, and focus of a team dedicated solely to you—and when you choose Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers, that’s exactly what you get.
Get in touch with an expert workers comp attorney today! Dial (888) 740-6434 or book an appointment online!
"It's About Workers' Justice"
We're Here to Answer Your Questions!
Q:Am I eligible for workers’ compensation?
A:In California, all employees are eligible for workers’ compensation with very few exceptions. If you are classified as an “employee” (rather than an “independent contractor”), you are eligible to receive benefits. This is true regardless of how many employees your employer has, how many hours you work, how much you make, whether you work part-time or full-time, or whether you are a seasonal worker. Additionally, undocumented workers are also eligible for workers’ compensation granted they meet all other eligibility requirements. In contrast, independent contractors and certain other workers, including some volunteers, household workers who are employed by a family member, and others, are not able to file for workers’ compensation benefits.
Q:Can't I just file for workers' compensation on my own?
A: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.
Q:What can I expect from the workers' compensation process?
A: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 Board (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.
Q:Can my employer tell me to use sick time or vacation/personal time off (PTO) if I’m injured at work?
A:Following a work-related injury, you may not receive workers’ compensation benefits right away or your workers’ compensation claim may be denied. You may receive a note from your doctor that you may take time off work due to your injuries, but how will you be paid if you are not actively seeking workers’ compensation benefits? Your employer may tell you to use your state-mandated/employer-provided sick time in order to continue being paid while you are out of work. Once this sick time is exhausted, your employer may tell you that the only way you can continue to be paid is if you use your vacation or PTO time. In some cases, this may actually be the only way to continue receiving wages while you are out of work and not receiving workers’ compensation benefits. For more information, check out our video with Attorney Bilal Kassem on this topic by visiting our Facebook page!
Q:Can I get workers’ compensation if I was fired?
A:If you were terminated while already receiving workers’ compensation benefits, this does not necessarily affect your right to receive benefits. However, if you were terminated “for cause” (for example, if you were fired because you were caught stealing from your employer), you will not be able to continue collecting benefits. If you were not fired for cause, but were laid off due to your position being terminated or various other reasons, you may still be able to continue collecting your workers’ compensation benefits. If you believe you were terminated because you filed for workers’ compensation or because you were hurt at work, you may have grounds for a retaliation claim. Learn more, including whether you can continue receiving workers’ compensation benefits if you were laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, see our video with Attorney Bilal Kassem on our Facebook page.
Q:What if I can’t afford legal representation?
A:We understand that many injured individuals hesitate to retain legal representation due to financial reasons. This is why our firm accepts workers' compensation and personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not have to pay us a dime unless we obtain recovery on your behalf. In addition, we offer all our potential clients a free evaluation, either in person or over the phone. We believe that all injured workers and individuals should have access to high-quality legal representation, regardless of their financial situation.
Why Hire Us?
Northern CA's Authority in Workers' CompWith over 130 years of collective experience, our firm has an exclusive focus on workers' compensation.
98% Proven Success RateWe have recovered tens of millions of dollars, and average a 40% more case value for our clients.
No Fee Unless We WinWe work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay a penny if we fail to recover benefits for you.
24/7 AvailabilityWe have multiple ways to stay in contact with you through online scheduling & texting to keep consistent communication during the process.
You deserve the attention, care, and focus of a team dedicated solely to you—and when you choose Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers that’s exactly what you get.