Many employers find themselves needing to grapple with legal issues related to workers’ compensation insurance and benefits at some time during the course of running their businesses. The attorney you choose to represent your company’s interests in court makes a difference, and if you are dealing with legal issues related to workers’ compensation, you want to hire a lawyer who specializes in successfully defending their clients and helping them to get their businesses on the right legal track. At Sacks & Zolonz, LLP, we specialize in workers’ compensation defense.
Some employees file fraudulent claims in an effort to get access to benefits they are not legally entitled to. Types of fraud can include self-injury, reporting the injury as more severe than it actually is, or even filing for benefits when not injured at all. If you suspect an employee has filed a fraudulent claim, our attorneys can help investigate the claim and come to your business’s defense.
An employer who wants to take a proactive approach to workers’ compensation can benefit from risk management counseling. We offer legal advice to employers who want to minimize their risks when it comes to legal matters involving workers’ compensation so that employers can ensure their businesses are in line with the law, including Insurance Codes and Labor Codes.
An employee who files a claim and is subsequently rejected for benefits may choose to file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. The Board may then hear the case and, if they find in the employee’s favor, you will have to pay out benefits regardless of your initial rejection of the claim. We can help you fight, and we will attend the hearing as your business’s legal liaison so that your side of the matter can be represented in front of the Board.
We want to help uninsured employers keep their businesses intact if at all possible, and we can represent them in court in an effort to reduce penalties—or offer legal advice so that these employers can make sure their businesses adhere to the law.
At Sacks & Zolonz, LLP, we provide a range of workers’ compensation defense services to meet the dynamic needs of businesses like yours. Whether you want risk management counseling or need a legal expert on your side in Long Beach fighting to protect your interests, we are here to help. We have a long track record that includes many favorable outcomes both in court and in arbitration, and we can put our skills and knowledge to work for your business too. Call today for a consultation on your case.