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White Collar Injury Attorneys in Oakland, CA

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While many individuals assume workers’ compensation is mostly for industrial workers, business professionals are just as susceptible to being injured on the job. If you are a white-collar worker who was injured in the workplace, you may be able to obtain workers' compensation for your injuries with the help of our top-notch legal team at Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers.

    As our client, you can be sure that we will do everything possible to help you obtain the fair compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. You should not have to worry about your financial situation during your recovery. In fact, you don’t have to pay us a dime unless we win your case!

    Get started today by requesting a complimentary case evaluation. Call us at (888) 740-6434.

    White Collar Injuries That Qualify for Workers' Comp

    Like blue collar workers, business professionals are entitled to workers' compensation if their injury occurred during the course of their employment. Workers who frequently sit at a desk are some of the most susceptible to repetitive strain injuries. Our team of white collar injury lawyers in Oakland can help you file a claim if you suffered an injury in a corporate setting.

    Some common examples of white collar injuries include:

    Unfortunately, some white collar injuries are not as easy to prove as the type of major accidents that tend to occur with blue collar jobs. That's why it's critical for business professionals to hire a workers' comp lawyer to help them with their claim. You can trust the experienced white collar injury attorneys at Pacific Workers' to represent your rights in Oakland and throughout the Bay Area.

    Over 130 Years of Combined Experience

    With four decades of combined experience, the team at Pacific Workers' goes above and beyond what is expected when handling cases of white collar injuries. We are available 24/7 for the convenience and peace of mind of the men and women we represent. Our efforts to provide high-quality legal services have not gone unnoticed. We have been honored with selection for inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers® and an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

    When you work with us, you will receive your own full-time case manager and an Oakland white collar injury attorney. We will handle everything on your behalf, from filing an application with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) to dealing with the insurance company until your case is settled or goes to trial. You don’t have to face this stressful situation on your own. Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers is here to help.

    Have questions regarding your white collar injury case? Call our office today.

    We have Helped OVER 8,000 CLIENTS aND WE CAN HELP YOU TOO!

      Thank you for being so kind and completely sympathetic to my case!

      “I started my fight against my company's workers comp and after talking to Almarie for the first time I already felt a lot of weight off my shoulders. It feels nice to have someone fighting for your rights but also keeping you in check for your own good.”

      Jazzie D. Daly City, CA
      They took care of me!

      “Bilal worked on my case and he was very professional, friendly, and kind to me. I was so nervous about my deposition and he made me feel very comfortable and less stressed about the whole situation.”

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      The most down to earth team I have ever met!

      “They have strong communication and I was respected throughout the whole process. They had never given up on me!”

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      I'm forever grateful & thankful to all!

      “I especially want to thank Mr. Jason Insdorf, who worked in attaining a settlement I never expected.”

      L.S. Union City, CA

    Workers' Comp FAQ

    • Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

      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.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • Can My Employer Tell Me to Use Sick Time or Vacation/Personal Time off (PTO) If I’m Injured at Work?

      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!

    • Can I Get Workers’ Compensation If I Was Fired?

      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.

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