California Work Injury Attorneys/Construction Site Accidents/Refinery Explosions/Wrongful Death Claims
California Workers' Compensation law was designed to allow injured workers to obtain compensation for their injuries quickly. Workers' comp benefits are available for injured workers when an injury occurs during the course of employment. Compensation generally includes medical benefits, temporary disability payments, permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation benefits.
However, employers and their insurance companies often do not treat injured employees fairly. Insurance companies often deny benefits and routinely offer compensation that is far below what is needed to cover the injured worker's medical bills, vocational retraining, lost income and other expenses associated with their injuries. Goforth & Lucas is dedicated to aggressively pursuing the maximum benefits to which every injured worker is entitled under law.
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed SB 863 which, starting January 1, 2013, creates major changes in the California Labor Code, thus affecting all injured workers' benefits. The changes will alter many aspects of each injured worker's claim including permanent disability payments, medical treatment, and the job retraining voucher. Some of the new changes are favorable to the injured worker, and some are not. Know your rights under the new law!
Inspite of Governor Brown's changes, Goforth & Lucas assures that its clients will play on a level playing field against the organized money and trial tactics of the insurance companies who are now scrambling to try to gain advantage under the new workers' compensation laws.
In the last 25 years, the California Labor Code has been in a constant state of upheaval, and we have used the evolving law to maximize our clients' benefits and settlements. We have worked hard to build strong relationships with our clients, paying careful attention to their needs to insure that they are fully compensated through temporary disability, permanent disability, and all other benefits due to them under California law.
To level the playing field against insurance carriers and their defense firms you must have aggressive and experienced representation from lawyers who fully understand both sides of your dispute as well as the new laws. When you have suffered the death of a family member, personal injury, workers' compensation disability, or are fighting foreclosure which often accompanies life-changing injury, Goforth & Lucas will fight to protect your legal interests and obtain the best possible economic recovery for you and your family.
To schedule a confidential meeting with one of our attorneys, contact our offices or call law clerk Carmen Fazli at 925-265-8964.
Third Party Claims
Sometimes work accidents are caused by something or someone other than your employer, such as a subcontractor, manufacturer of a dangerous product, a negligent scaffold builder, or a negligent driver that causes an auto accident that injures you. This is referred to as a "third party" claim.
With third party claims, you could have two cases - a workers' compensation claim against the employer and a third party civil case against the non-employer person or entity which was negligent and which caused your injuries.
Goforth & Lucas represents third party injury accident victims and strives to coordinate the two cases and obtain the maximum economic recovery.
The workers' compensation law is governed by the California Labor code which is hugely complex and constantly changing. The latest overhaul of the comp system is at hand. Goforth & Lucas is here to help you understand your rights as well as your options through every step of your claim.
In each case we subpoena all medical records and related evidence to make certain that you have access to all information essential to the successful prosecution of your claim. To protect your rights you must have access to a level playing field.
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There is never a fee until we get you a cash settlement or verdict.
For a no cost appointment with our experienced California work injury lawyers, contact us or call us at 925-265-8964. We generally meet with clients between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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