With 75 years of Combined Legal Experience, Alvandi Law Group has been standing up for California's injured.
Orange County Workers' compensation attorney
If you are looking for a workers’ comp lawyer in Los Angeles or Orange County, you have come to the right place. At Alvandi Law Group, our caseload is 100% workers’ compensation cases and personal injury cases, and our attorneys have recovered more than half a billion dollars for our clients.
Whether insurance is failing to respond to your injury report or your claim has been denied, our attorneys have the proven insights and tenacity to help you overcome every hurdle, making sure you gain full and fair compensation.
When you are already dealing with the aftermath of a workplace accident, you shouldn’t have the added stress of a complicated legal process. Let our workers’ compensation lawyers in Orange County protect your rights in the legal arena while you focus on your recovery.
We'll make sure your claim is filed quickly and accurately.
FIGHTING FOR WORKERS INJURED ON THE JOB!
Call us 24/7 at (800) 980-6905 to find out how we can help you get the benefits you deserve.
Real Client TestimonialsWhat Our Clients Are Saying
I would go as far as to say this is the best firm to choose in Orange County.- Robert G.
Jessica fought for him, for our family, from the very first day to the end.- Wendy A.
Highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of legal experts.- Venesa A.
I have had a very positive and world-class 5-star experience.- Goodman J.
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The Attorneys Of Alvandi Law Group, P.C.Get to Know Us
- Gil Alvandi
- Bobby Alaghebandan
- Megan Azim
- Eddie H. Choi
- Arezoo Bolouhari
- Sidney Sadeghi
- Shelly Pu
- Arash Foroughmand
- Lindsay R. Peak
- Kelsey Miranda
- Sheriff Issa
- Humberto N. Macias
- Mikhail Josef N. Gomez
- Fayth Deneen
- Robert Gibb
Gil Alvandi Gil Alvandi
Founder & CEO
Bobby Alaghebandan Bobby Alaghebandan
Megan Azim Megan Azim
Eddie H. Choi Eddie H. Choi
Arezoo Bolouhari Arezoo Bolouhari
Sidney Sadeghi Sidney Sadeghi
Shelly Pu Shelly Pu
Arash Foroughmand Arash Foroughmand
Lindsay R. Peak Lindsay R. Peak
Kelsey Miranda Kelsey Miranda
Sheriff Issa Sheriff Issa
Humberto N. Macias Humberto N. Macias
Mikhail Josef N. Gomez Mikhail Josef N. Gomez
Fayth Deneen Fayth Deneen
Robert Gibb Robert Gibb
Verdicts & settlementsEvery injury is specific to its own outcome. Not every injury has the same compensation or outcome. Please consult with one of our attorneys regarding your specific case.
Construction Site Accident 4,400,000
Roofing Injury $850,000
Chemical Exposure $700,000
Office Work Injury $700,000
Repetitive Work Injury $450,000
Foot Injury $350,000
Traffic Accident $290,000
Slip and Fall $150,000
Repetitive Work Injury $80,000
Foot & Leg Injury $75,000
Cases We HandleDedicated to Workers' Compensation
What Coverage for Workplace Accidents & Injuries Do I Have?
Though some jobs are more inherently dangerous than others, all workers face some risks while on the job. From office concerns like trip and falls or electrocutions to construction hazards like falls from height or being struck by an object, any number of workplace accidents can cause serious harms like fractures, internal injuries, and/or brain trauma.
All on-the-job accidents, no matter who is at fault, are covered by workers’ compensation. Employee negligence is not a reason for insurers to say no unless evidence shows that the employee was intentionally misusing equipment or was displaying extreme recklessness, e.g., coming to work intoxicated. If you were injured on the job, workers’ compensation can help pay your medical bills and provide temporary or permanent disability if your injury interferes with your ability to perform your job.
Is Workplace Violence Covered?
Though it’s typically low on employees’ radar, workplace violence caused 9% of fatal workplace injuries in 2017. in fact, violence is one of the top causes of on-the-job death in the US. Workers’ compensation covers attacks, whether from coworkers, clients, or customers, as long as they are related to work. Disputes of a personal nature do not meet the insurance’s terms for coverage, so injuries that result from such fights will not be covered.
Can I Get Compensation for Cumulative Injuries and Workplace Diseases?
Many employees are forced to perform the same motions repeatedly, whether they involve typing all day or constantly lifting and pulling heavy objects. When these many small actions and impacts add up, they can cause a cumulative injury. Environmental factors can have permanent health effects, too; for example, those in loud workplaces without proper protections may experience hearing loss. Mounting stress and trauma experienced by those in first responder jobs can cause mental illness. Or, exposure to toxic elements can cause lung disease, cancers, or other serious, often lifelong ailments.
All of these types of injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation, but they may be harder to prove. Insurers will try to argue that your injuries or illness were caused by other factors. Work with an experienced legal team to put together medical evidence that can support your claim.
What Do I Need to Know About Workers' Compensation in California?
California Workers’ Comp Statistics
In 2018, 682,160 Californians filed workers’ comp claims. Most of those claims (more than 600,000) were for a specific injury—but almost 55,000 California workers filed due to a cumulative injury or illness related to long-term work conditions. Thankfully, few of those who filed had multiple injuries. The most common parts of the body injured were:
- Lower back
- Multiple body parts
Strains were the most common type of injury among all filers. Where provided, the most common causes of injury were:
- Trip, Slip, and Fall
- Repetitive Motion
No matter what the cause of your workplace accident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation to help cover medical bills, lost wages, and more--especially if you have suffered permanent disability while working in California. Don’t wait to get started on your claim.
Why Did They Deny My Claim?
Why are claims commonly denied? Workers’ compensation insurers have to be on the lookout for fraud—and, the more they pay out for workplace injuries, the less profit they make. Sometimes this can lead to wrongful denial of claims. Common arguments insurers make against workers include:
- There is insufficient evidence of injury
- The injury was not caused by your job
- You do not need medical treatment or disability payments
Insurance adjusters often split hairs when it comes to evaluating claims if they think they can avoid paying for employee treatment. Don’t let them leave you high and dry after a work injury puts you out of commission. Our focused workers’ comp team can help you put together a strong appeal and get the support you’re entitled to.
How Long Do I Have to File for Workers’ Comp?
To qualify for workers’ comp, you must alert your employer about any work-related accident within 30 days of its occurrence. For occupational diseases or repetitive stress injuries, workers often face the harmful circumstances long before suffering the negative health effects of their work. In this case, the report must be made within 30 days of realizing that an injury or illness was likely caused by work.
Though your employer has to report workplace injuries to Cal/OSHA within a week, starting a workers’ comp claim is its own process—one which, due to related costs, your employer has no incentive to start. Your report is the first step of filing a workers’ comp claim. Make sure you do so in the first month after your injury, or you may have to the bear the costs of an accident alone.
My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Comp. What Next?
Despite California’s legal requirements, some employers don’t provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. If your employer has failed to protect you and your coworkers, you can still get financial help. California has an Uninsured Employer’s Benefit Trust Fund (UEBTF) specifically for this situation. The fund acts as an insurer, paying out benefits at standard levels. This program helps employees get help as soon as they need it, without having to worry about recovering costs from a stingy employer.
Can I Get Fired or Face Other Retaliation After Filing?
It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for filing a workers’ comp claim due to an on-the-job accident. If you face issues including:
- loss of responsibilities,
- being re-assigned to worse shifts,
- change in position or demotion,
- facing unjustified disciplinary actions, or
you may be able to challenge your employer’s decision. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you seek reinstatement and backpay for unfair retaliation after a workplace injury and insurance claim.
When Should I Hire a Workers' Comp Lawyer?
When you have suffered a workplace injury, it is important to consider hiring a workers' compensation attorney as soon as you can. A workers' comp lawyer can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the full amount of benefits and compensation that you may be entitled to under California law. The sooner you hire a workers compensation lawyer near you, the sooner your lawyer can get to work applying their knowledge to your case.
A Los Angeles workers' compensation lawyer can:
- Help injured workers to file paperwork before deadlines
- Ensure that all forms are properly filled out and complete
- Assist in gathering medical records, bills, and other documents needed for the claim
- Present an appeal if a claim is denied by the insurance company
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement or award amount
- Represent you in court hearings if necessary
- Provide legal advice on filing a lawsuit against employers who have violated state laws and regulations
- Prepare written arguments to support your position regarding claims made against you by your employer or their attorney
- Educate clients about their rights under California law related to workplace injuries
- Build strong cases using evidence obtained from witnesses, photographs, videos, and more
- Provide invaluable assistance if an insurance company is failing to respond to your injury report.
Undertaking this work at the beginning of claim may help save you months of uncertainty, and it will make your case stronger. An experienced lawyer will also know how to protect employees from wrongful denials due environmental factors such as toxic exposure or workplace violence.
If you have suffered an on-the-job accident or illness, don't wait any longer - contact a Los Angeles or Orange County workers' comp lawyer today!
Our group of lawyers understand that after a workplace injury, the most important thing for you is focusing on recovery. Our team is here to help when workers’ compensation gets complex. Alvandi Law Group, P.C., has helped clients with hundreds of workers’ comp cases, so we know the answers to your most common questions.