A workplace accident or work-related injury causes pain and hardships in your life, especially if it prevents you from returning to your job. The stress and financial strain are compounded if your workers’ compensation benefits are delayed or denied.
At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, we have successfully represented thousands of injured workers and stand ready to help you too. From our office in Van Nuys, we serve clients throughout the Greater Los Angeles area and across Southern California.
You need to report your California work injury as soon as possible. In general, California workers have 30 days to report their on-the-job injury or illness to their employer. Failing to report their injury or illness within this 30-day timeline could result in the injury victim is unable to recover workers’ compensation benefits in California.
Additionally, employees need to be aware of the workers’ compensation claim statute of limitations in California. If you fail to file a workers’ compensation claim within one year of becoming aware of your injury or illness, you may lose your right to file an injury claim and miss the opportunity to secure compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages.
There are various types of benefits available to employees who sustain a work-related injury or illness. At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz, our attorneys have extensive experience helping entered clients recover the following:
All of the firm’s partners are certified specialists* in workers’ compensation law. This designation is based on rigorous standards for legal knowledge, ongoing education, courtroom experience and peer evaluation.
Our legal team has handled virtually every type of workplace injury and illness, including physical injuries, repetitive motion injuries, heart conditions, stress-related disability and claims for compensable consequences (side effects of the original work injury).
Our mission is to provide compassionate support and strong legal representation to people injured on the job. We are committed to the rights of injured workers and vigorously protecting those rights by standing up to employers and insurance companies.
Our law firm also handles claims for Social Security Disability, for both work-related and non-work related injuries.
Our attorneys are recognized and respected in the workers’ compensation legal community as leaders in this field. We provide aggressive legal advocacy if you encounter any problem with your claim for workers’ comp benefits, including:
We can intervene if your claim has been denied, but we encourage you to contact us right away after a work injury to ensure you get full benefits in a timely fashion.
I would like to tell you how satisfied I am with my outcome. It was really a pleasure working with you. You were very easy to talk to and I always felt comfortable. You took the time to explain the process to me so I understood each step that was being taken on my behalf. I also appreciate the fact that you reached out to me on a regular basis to keep me updated on the status of my case. I was so impressed with your services that I referred a co-worker for assistance. I just want to say I am very happy that I came to you for help, and your law group is the best!!
Hiring Mark Sherry was the best decision I have ever made! I wish I would have hired him FIRST to handle my Workers Comp case. Mark was a delight to work with and he fought hard for me right to the end. I couldn’t have done it without him.
As a client of Mark and Brett, they helped me through a very difficult time in my life. No one is looking to get hurt at the the company they work for, but it’s good to know that there are attorneys out there like Mark & Brett Sherry. Because of their help, I was able to get good medical assistance to recover and get back to work. I always recommend their office to anyone in need of a great attorney. After getting to know them, they really make you feel that you are in good hands.
Thanks again for this life changing outcome, life is even better than it was.
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