Becoming injured at work can be traumatic and leaves you unable to work for quite some time. This means you will need financial assistance during this time and you are entitled to disability benefits. Employees are often denied these benefits or have them delayed and miscalculated. We understand this difficult situation and stand up against those insurance companies and employers who want to prevent you from receiving the compensation you are entitled.
Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz will seek full disability compensation for temporary disability and permanent disability. We have workers compensation specialist* who know the ins and outs of permanent disability claims in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. During a free initial consultation we will discuss the details of your case and determine the best course of action for your situation.
Any injury can leave long lasting effects but there are some that are permanent and life altering. This is something that will take you some time to come to grips with. This will have a major effect on your earning capacity even if you are able to return to work. Just because you are able to return to work does not mean that you do not have a permanent disability or are eligible for benefits. These benefits are based on your impairment rating. This is where many companies or insurance providers will attempt to disagree. We won’t let them take advantage of you and will have the claim evaluated by an agreed medical evaluator (AME) orr a qualified medical evaluator (QME). We will argue the case with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and will after preparing a reconsideration of the summary rating.
Some injuries can qualify for temporary disability which is when you are out of work for more than three days. These benefits unlike permanent disability which are meant for long term, temporary disability is meant to help you during the time you are out of work. They are typically two-thirds of your average weekly wage. The maximum amount of weeks you can be out is 104 weeks but many cases do not require this much time off.
During a disability settlement, you will have several options to receiving compensation. We can discuss the pros and cons to each option and how it will help your situation. Any reduction or delay of obtaining your benefits can be detrimental to your everyday life and recovery. We understand this and will fight to protect your rights. We will build an aggressive case to obtain your permanent disability benefits in Los Angeles. During a free initial case evaluation, all of the details of the case will be reviewed as well as your options. We have knowledge and aggressive Los Angeles permanent disability attorneys to protect your rights. You will pay no fees unless we win your case. Do not hesitate to contact us to schedule your consultation.
*Certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as specialists in workers’ compensation law