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Workplace Accidents

No matter what your job is, there is always a risk of injury at work. While at many jobs, such as in an office, the risk for a work related injury is very small. Other jobs such as heavy manufacturing may come with higher risks and a greater chance for injury. However, even minor injuries can become serious if left untreated.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a California workplace accident?

Every employee in California has the right to a safe workplace. If your catastrophic injury was the result of someone else’s negligence or an unsafe workplace, you may be able to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit in California in order to hold wrongdoers accountable for their reckless or negligent behavior.

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How can a Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Attorney Help?

Our experienced Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation have fought to bring justice to individuals and families in all types of work related injuries.  Each Los Angeles workers’ comp attorney at our firm is aware of the devastating effects a workplace injury can have not only on the victim, but his or her family. We will fight for you to recover fair and reasonable compensation for the harms caused.

In order to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the best outcome, you need the help of an experienced Los Angeles workplace injury lawyer. Because there are time limitations in California for filing injury lawsuits, we strongly recommend calling us soon after your accident or injury to protect your right to take legal action.

If you have been injured at your place of work call us at (310) 277-2266 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.

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If any of the following are true, you should retain an attorney as soon as possible:

  • Your workplace injuries are severe enough to require surgery.
  • Your workplace injuries are moderate to severe. If you and your doctor believe your health won’t return to the condition it was prior to your injury, you may be entitled to a “permanent partial disability” award.
  • You believe you are no longer able to work on a regular basis in any job.
  • You believe you cannot go back to work at your current job, but believe you could work in some capacity.
  • You have significant pre-existing disabilities.
  • You would like to dispute an adverse decision made by your employer, your employer’s insurance company, or your state’s workers’ comp division regarding your workers’ compensation claim.
  • You believe you are not receiving the correct benefits, or wonder if there are additional benefits you could receive.
  •  Your medical benefits are denied.
  • Your employer has disputed a decision made by your state workers’ comp division.
  • You do not understand the workers’ comp process and would feel more comfortable if an expert were representing your interests.
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Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson
Attorney at Law
Certified Specialist Workers’ Compensation Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Pregnancy and Childbirth Should Not Be Used Against Women In Work Injury Claims

Women injured at work have many unique issues related to their disability and apportionment related matters.  All workers’ compensation attorneys and their client should be aware and cautious how doctors and other professionals address these issues.  Congratulations to Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher for introducing Assembly Bill 570 which aims to prevent pregnancy, childbirth – or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth – from being used against workers when addressing apportionment and the cause of disability in a workers’ compensation claim.

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE – 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION – ASSEMBLY BILL No. 570

Introduced by Assembly Member Gonzalez Fletcher on February 14, 2017

An act to amend Section 4663 of the Labor Code, relating to workers’ compensation.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 570, as introduced, Gonzalez Fletcher. Workers’ compensation: permanent disability apportionment.

Existing workers’ compensation law generally requires employers to secure payment of workers’ compensation, including medical treatment, for injuries incurred by their employees that arise out of, or in the course of, employment. An employer is liable only for the percentage of the permanent disability directly caused by the injury arising out of, and occurring in the course of, employment.

Existing law requires apportionment of permanent disability to be based on causation, and a physician who prepares a report addressing the issue of permanent disability due to a claimed industrial injury is required to address the issue of causation of the permanent disability. Existing law requires the physician to make an apportionment determination by finding the approximate percentage of the permanent disability that was caused by the direct result of injury arising out of and occurring in the course of employment, and the approximate percentage of the permanent disability that was caused by other factors both before and subsequent to the industrial injury, including prior industrial injuries.

This bill would prohibit apportionment, in the case of a physical injury occurring on or after January 1, 2018, from being based on pregnancy, childbirth, or other medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Nikki Jacobson, Attorney at Law, Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist, By The California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Los Angeles Work Injury & Immigration Lawyer

Immigrants Injured At Work – California Labor Law

REPRESENTING IMMIGRANT WORKERS
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES

Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:00 pm
Luminarias Restaurant
3500 Ramona Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754

For More Information Contact: Isabel Pires at (916) 267-1129

Join me next week as we discuss crossover legal issues in immigration and workers’ compensation law as related to immigrants injured at work.  We will also discuss how to properly navigate concerns that arise when a client’s immigration status affects the workers’ compensation case and vice versa.  Topics will include:

  • Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
  • The Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA)
  • Form I-9 Employment & Immigration Issues
  • California Labor Code §3351: Employee means every person in the service of an employer under any appointment or contract of hire or apprenticeship, express or implied, oral or written, whether lawfully or unlawfully employed, and includes:  (a) Aliens and minors…
  • Labor Code 1171.5 provides, in pertinent part, as follows: all protections, rights, and remedies available under state law, except any reinstatement remedy prohibited by federal law, are available to all individuals regardless of immigration status who have applied for employment, or who are or who have been employed, in this state. Further, Labor Code section 1171.5 provides that for purposes of enforcing state labor and employment laws, a person’s immigration status is irrelevant to the issue of liability, and in proceedings or discovery undertaken to enforce those state laws no inquiry shall be permitted into a person’s immigration status.
  • Labor Code sections 3733 and 4756 to ensure that regardless of their citizenship or immigration status, an injured employee is not precluded from receiving benefits under the Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund or the Subsequent Injuries Benefits Trust Fund.
  • False Claim to U.S. Citizenship
  • Problems with valid SSN
  • Issues at Depositions

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Clients

Attorney Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson has represented individual clients in immigration (visa) and workers’ compensation (work injury) matters employed at a variety of companies in California, the United States and through out the world.

Below is a partial list of the employers:

ADP Total Source, Inc.
AGBT – American Express Global Business Travel
Alliance for Sustainable Energy
American Express
American Family Insurance
Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC
Avera
Bank of America
Barclays
Becker’s School Supplies
BlackRock
Blue Coat Systems Inc.
Boston Scientific Corporation
Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Broadcom Corporation
Callaway Golf
Career Education Corporation
Carle Foundation Hospital
Catalina Marketing Corporation
Cedar Sinai Medical Center
Center Light Health System
Cerner Corporation
Chapman University
CIT Group Inc.
City of Coral Gables
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Concentric Rockford Inc.
Credit Suisse
Data Card Corporation
Dealertrack Technologies, Inc.
Deloitte LLP
Enovation Controls
Ernst & Young LLP
Everest Reinsurance Company
Gander Mountain
Golub Corporation D/B/A “Price Chopper”
Health Net Inc.
Houston Methodist
Humana Inc.
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
Hyatt
Jack Henry & Associates
John Hancock Life Insurance Company (USA)
JPMorgan Chase
Lahey Clinic Foundation, Inc.
Lakeside Union School District
Latham & Watkins LLP
Laureate Education, Inc.
Legal Resources
Leggett & Platt
Levi Strauss & Company
Luther Holding Company DBA Luther Automotive
Madison Square Garden
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Meridian Health System
Merrill Communications, LLC
MITRE Corporation
Morgan Stanley
NCCI Holdings, Inc.
NetApp, Inc.
Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network
Northrop Grumman Corporation
NVIDIA Corporation
NYU Hospitals
Office Depot
Palomar Health
Presence Health
Prudential Insurance Company
Purdue University
Raytheon Company
Recall Corporation
Regus Management Group LLC
Sage Colleges
Scripps Health
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.
SHPS, Inc.
Southern Research Institute
Southwest Research Institute
Sprint
St. Catherine University
Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Staples, Inc.
State of Georgia
State Street
Synopsys, Inc.
The Knot
Tufts University
U-Haul International
United Nations Staff Union
United Rentals, Inc.
United Technologies Corporation Aerostructures Division
University of North Florida
UPMC
UPS – United Parcel Service, Inc.
Vail Resorts Management Company
Valdosta City Schools
Vanguard
Vantiv, Inc.
Visa Inc.
Vitas Hospice Services LLC
Western Asset Management Co.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Zale Corporation

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