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Workers Compensation

Welcome to our California Workers Compensation law and California Workmans Compensation benefits information web site. The goals of our site are to inform you about your legal rights if you have suffered a California work injury and to make our California Workers Compensation lawyers available to assist you. A California Workers Comp lawyer or Workmans Compensation attorney will answer your questions personally. A CA Workman’s Comp lawyer is on call 7 days a week.

California Workers Compensation information is important to all employed persons and every California injured worker. If you, or someone you know, have suffered a work-related injury or industrial accident in California, please feel free to give us a call. There is no cost for a consultation and no obligation to hire us. We will freely summarize your California Workers compensation rights and benefits for you. We want you to know that California Work Comp adjusters work for the insurance companies, not you. They are all about cost containment, not fully explaining to you all of the rights and benefits to which you are entitled under California Workers Comp laws. Consult a California Work Compensation Attorney to know your legal rights!

The California Workers Compensation Appeals Board adjudicates cases in a CA state required insurance program that pays medical bills and may replace lost wages for California employees who are injured and / or disabled from work or who have work-related injuries, occupational diseases or industrial accidents or illnesses.

California Workers Compensation insurance will pay for the medical treatment of an injury or illness if the injury occurred on the job, or in the course and scope of work, even if not at work, or the disease or illness is job-related.

California Workmans Compensation insurance will also replace some of the worker’s lost wages if the injury or illness caused the worker to lose some or all income after three days of temporary disability from a California work injury. (Ask your lawyer!)

An injured worker in California is entitled to all reasonable medical care and treatment needed to cure or relieve a specific work-related injury or continuous trauma or repetitive stress or repetative strain injury. Medical care covered by California Workers Compensation insurance claims include: medical, surgical and hospital services, dental services, crutches and orthopedic devices, hearing aids, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, nursing care, etc and prescribed medications. California Workmans Compensation cases cover a variety of work injuries ranging from temporary disability to total or partial permanent disability.

You may be entitled to a settlement for a partial permanent disability award if you have permanent work restrictions imposed because of your work injury or job related injuries. Medical evidence will determine the extent of your temporary as well as permanent disabilities. The value of your claim depends, in large part, on the extent of permanent disability. Your California Workers Comp Lawyer will be able to answer the hard injury and disability settlement questions for you, and counsel you on:

  • a stipulation and award;
  • a compromise and release;
  • lifetime medical care options;
  • California benefits for temporary disability, permanent disability, partial permanent disability, and 100% disability;
  • California vocational rehabilitation (voc rehab) California job re-training

You should also be aware that if you were financially dependent on a deceased California injured worker, you may be entitled to death benefits from California Workmens Compensation insurance. Death benefits may be available to any dependent household member of the deceased California injured worker, not only a spouse or natural child under California Workman’s Compensation law.

California Workers Compensation laws can be very complex and confusing. Temporary and Permanent Disability benefits, medical benefits, injury settlements and death benefits are determined by many Cal labor codes and laws, specific to California. Understanding the California Workers Comp system and the Workers Compensation Appeals Board Process will help to calm your fears and approach the medical and legal process more confidently. Each California Workers Compensation attorney at Picozzi, Nielsen, & Lloyd is very experienced and skilled in handling California Workers Compensation benefit problems. Our California Workers Comp law firm offers a unique, fully integrated approach to our work comp clients’ work related injury cases. Consult a California Workers Comp Lawyer injury attorney today!


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.

–‘Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to five 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.’ [Lab.C. § 5432(a)]