Top Union City, CA Workers' Compensation Lawyers Near You

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | Pleasanton Office | Serving Union City, CA

6689 Owens Drive, Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Union City, CA

50 California Street, 9th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Union City, CA

1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 600, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Union City, CA

1 Sansome St, Suite 720, San Francisco, CA 94104

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | South San Francisco Office | Serving Union City, CA

611 Gateway Blvd, Suite 120, South San Francisco, CA 94080

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | Walnut Creek Office | Serving Union City, CA

2121 N California Blvd, Suite 290, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Union City, CA

1432 Martin Luther King Way, Oakland, CA 94612

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Union City, CA

1111 Broadway, 24th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Union City, CA

525 Market St., 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Union City, CA

711 Van Ness Ave, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94102

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | Albany Office | Serving Union City, CA

828 San Pablo Ave., Suite 109, Albany, CA 94706

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | Redwood City Office | Serving Union City, CA

503 Seaport Ct. Ste 105, Redwood City, CA 94063

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Union City, CA

233 Sansome St, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | Pleasanton Office | Serving Union City, CA

4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 200, Pleasanton, CA 94588

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Union City, CA

1999 Harrison Street, Suite 810, Oakland, CA 94612

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Union City, CA

One Embarcadero Center 26th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | San Ramon Office | Serving Union City, CA

111 Deerwood Road, Suite 200, San Ramon, CA 94583

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | Oakland Office | Serving Union City, CA

555 12th St, Suite 2050, Oakland, CA 94607

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Union City, CA

560 Mission Street, Suite 3100, San Francisco, CA 94105

Workers' Compensation Lawyers | San Francisco Office | Serving Union City, CA

1390 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94102

Union City Workers' Compensation Information

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Were You Injured at Work?

If you were injured while at work, this can be a stressful and overwhelming time. First, you need to report your injury to your employer and seek out proper medical attention. Then you need to seek out an experienced Union City workers’ compensation attorney to ensure your rights are protected.

Workers’ Compensation Assistance

Unfortunately, workplace accidents are not unusual. Work injuries can be sudden, such as a slip and fall accident. Repetitive stress can also lead to pain and suffering.

Workers’ compensation benefits are available to most injured employees to help them get their lives back on track; however, the process of collecting these benefits is highly complex. Being injured is hard enough, you do not want to enter into battle over your workers’ compensation claim.

What is workers’ comp., and how does it work?

Workers’ compensation benefits help account for medical care and lost wages whenever you are hurt or get sick while on the job. In most workers’ comp. cases, fault does not matter. For example, if you work in construction, and are hurt by a power tool and have to miss months of work while you recover, workers’ compensation benefits will cover the losses from your time when you are unable to work. When you are hurt, you will file a claim for workers’ comp. and typically visit a doctor to evaluate the extent of your injuries and whether you are eligible for benefits.

How is workers’ comp. calculated?

In every state, your workers’ compensation benefits will cover a specific percentage of your average weekly wage. Whether your injury is ruled a total or partial injury, whether you are a temporary or seasonal worker, and how long you’ve been on the job will also affect the amount that you receive.

What does workers’ comp. cover?

Workers’ comp. benefits cover medical expenses, lost wages, lost wages, any ongoing care costs, and funeral expenses related to workplace injury or illness. In some cases, a surviving spouse may be entitled to survivors’ benefits as well. In other cases, such as if your injuries are so severe you will never be able to return to your job, there may be benefits available to retrain you for another position.

How long can you stay on workers’ comp.?

Most states have limits for how long workers’ compensation benefits can last, many times less than five years. If your injuries are so severe that you cannot return to work, you will likely want to explore your eligibility for disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance, for when your workers’ comp. benefits expire.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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