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Sharon Cohen is a Registered Nurse as well as an Attorney at Law. Her in depth knowledge of medical and legal issues makes her uniquely qualified to practice Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury law.
- Consultation is free
- If you do not receive a permanent disability award at the end of your claim, you do not pay an attorney fee
- The attorney fee is no more than 15% of your disability award
- There are two types of injuries that are considered work injuries. In addition to being entitled to file a claim of injury if you have an accident, if you suffer an injury at work as a result of repetitive activity, you are entitled to file a cumulative trauma claim of injury. Some examples of these injuries include wrist injury such as carpal tunnel from constant use of the computer keyboard, back injury as a result of driving a truck for many months or years or repetitive lifting, pulling or pushing, knee injury caused by repetitive bending, kneeling, climbing, shoulder injury from repetitive lifting, reaching, pulling, pushing, carrying . These are just a few examples.
- If you notify your employer in writing that in the event of a work injury you want to be seen by your current treating doctor, should you suffer a work injury, you will be allowed to see your own doctor instead of a doctor that is chosen by the insurance company. This must be in your employment file before you sustain a work injury.
- Your employer is required to provide you with a “Notice of Injury” form for you to fill out as soon as you report your work injury to them.
- All California companies are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance. In the event that they are illegally uninsured, if you are injured you can still file a Workers’ Compensation claim through a special fund set up by the State of California.