Friday, October 2, 2009
California Workers Compensation from the trenches
After 16 years working "in the trenches" as a work comp trial attorney representing injured workers and uninsured employers, I have a gained a few insights into the California Workers Compensation system, some good, much not good and some down right unjust. For those who are dealing with the comp system for the first time, for those who wonder what they should do if injured at work, and for those who make the laws that affect injured workers, this blog is for you. Here you will learn the realities of the system, how it actually functions and what happens as a case progresses from the first moments of an injury until the case is finally resolved by a workers compensation judge. Here you will learn what you can expect if you are injured at work and suggestions to make the system more efficient so that it works for all who depend on it to obtain justice and fairness.