There has been a significant change to California workers’ compensation
law and regulations that you might not have noticed. Due to the recent
passing of a bill, a new regulation requires that
injured workers meet with or personally speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer
licensed in California. Impersonal meetings, or discussions with paralegals
or assistants, do not constitute the direct meetings mandated by this
new regulation. Indeed, such impersonal meetings can lead to dishonest
business practices carried about by certain law firms.
The legal change also requires that an injured employee be advised of the
district office at which their case will be filed. Additionally, workers’
compensation law firms must add new language to fee disclosure statements
that describe the new requirements.
The stated purpose of the new regulation is providing more information
to injured employees and giving clarity to the workers’ compensation
process as a whole. By talking directly with a licensed California workers’
compensation lawyer, the injured worker should be able to get a clearer
idea of their rights in such a delicate situation. This regulation was
also created in part due to a number of dishonest law firms across the
state fielding inquiries hastily, pushing a client to settle too early.
In many incidents, records and reports related to the employee’s
accident have not even been developed, meaning there is no way to know
how much compensation is deserved, yet an untrustworthy attorney or law
still try to tell the client to settle.
Please be careful when you seek out the help of a workers’ compensation
law firm. Not meeting with an experienced and honest attorney unfairly
hurts your chances of getting the workers’ compensation benefits
you need and deserve.
Injured at Work in Glendale? Fight for Your Rights!
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case using records of your accident, treatment needs, and prior medical
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