John A. Mendoza and Ellen R. Serbin represented Elayne Valdez before the Supreme Court. Mendoza stated “the Supreme Court’s decision is a straight forward proclamation which makes it clear that injured workers are entitled to present their own evidence in hearings before the Board”
The Supreme Court’s ruling takes effect immediately and applies to all claims within the State of California.
The Law Offices of John A. Mendoza has prosecuted thousands of California workers’ compensation cases on behalf of California’s injured workers. We have FOUGHT and effectively CHANGED law to benefit ALL California’s injured workers.
Our office has recovered over 100 Million Dollars in workers’ compensation benefits in the past fifteen years alone.
We have developed a reputation for fighting hard and winning often. In many cases we were able to effectively change the law for the benefit of all injured workers.
With a large staff of experienced lawyers, paralegals, investigators, photographers and professional support personnel, we have the strength and resources to fight and win the cases we prosecute. Experience counts! Don’t trust just any law firm with your work injury case – call our law firm today for a free consultation, 800-370-4878.
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In some cases, legitimate worker’s compensation claims are denied because insurance companies may claim that your injury is not severe enough or that your injury did not take place on the job. You should never go up against insurance companies or employers without an experienced work injury attorney’s representation.
The Law Offices of John A. Mendoza has been helping California’s injured workers get the benefits they need and are entitled to for over 30 years. We have the experience and the resources to WIN the cases we prosecute and we may be able to help you!
You may be eligible for a Lump Sum Payment by commutation, compromise and release (C&R) or permanent disability advance (PDA).
Commutation is an order by a workers’ compensation judge for a lump sum payment of part or your entire permanent disability award.
Compromise and release (C&R) is a type of settlement in which you receive a lump sum payment and become responsible for paying for your future medical care. A settlement like this must be approved by a workers’ compensation judge.
Permanent disability advance (PDA) is a voluntary lump sum payment of permanent disability you are due in the future.
California law requires that your employer and/or their workers compensation insurance carrier provide you with all medical treatment that is reasonable and necessary to cure or relieve the effects of the work injury. This means that if you have a need for medical treatment for the rest of your life, the insurance carrier will be on the hook for those bills, as long as it is proved that the medical treatment is the result of the work injury.
During the time that an injured worker is temporarily unable to return to work, he or she may be entitled to receive temporary disability indemnity. This payment has a maximum amount and will depend on the amount of your average weekly wages as well as the date of your injury.
In most cases, we are able to obtain a money award for people injured at work. These awards are in addition to the medical treatment and the temporary disability that we also often obtain for our clients. The amount of the permanent disability award will vary depending upon the severity of your injury and the lasting effect of your injury.
Making a false or fraudulent workers compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.
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Each case is pursued differently based on its own merits. As such, there is no guarantee as to the outcome of any case.
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