WE WILL PASSIONATELY ADVOCATE FOR YOU
Fighting for injured workers and helping them obtain the maximum compensation is our sole focus. At Carrasco Law Group, we understand the pain and stress that can come with an accident on the job. Our firm is dedicated to helping people, and families get back on their feet after a severe workplace injury. We guide clients through the process of seeking workers’ compensation benefits with experience and personal attention.
Founder E. Christina Carrasco is a sophisticated seasoned California workers’ compensation attorney with a track record for helping people injured in a wide range of accidents. She is a relentless advocate who takes the time to understand each situation and craft a strategy tailored to their needs and goals.
At Carrasco Law Group, we are not afraid to take on complex and difficult cases for workers across a broad spectrum of industries—in fact; we enjoy challenging cases. Our opponents frequently underestimate our talents, and we excel at winning when other attorneys have given up. We are committed to getting clients the benefits that they deserve. That means taking on large employers and their insurers, making a clear and comprehensive case for benefits, and not backing down until our clients are properly compensated.
Your best shot at fighting big insurance companies is to have representation from an elite California workers’ compensation attorney who knows what it takes to win. Insurance companies will spend millions on preventing injured workers from getting the compensation they deserve—we can help you fight the battle.
Passion, Reputation, and Superior Results
Christina brings a unique passion to workers’ compensation law that you will not find at another firm. Her passion for what she does to help people get the compensation they deserve shows in the results she has achieved for her clients. No case is too tough, and she will battle insurance companies no matter how challenging the outcome may be.
Tough Cases are our Forte
Not every workers’ compensation case is open and shut. Although employers are generally required to have workers’ compensation insurance and pay benefits to workers injured on the job, they are often slow to make payments and fight to limit or avoid it altogether. We are tenacious advocates who do not back down from a challenge.
Elevated Legal Representation
California workers’ compensation attorney E. Christina Carrasco offers compassionate and sophisticated representation. She has dedicated her legal career to representing people—not companies and has achieved a record of successful results for her clients. Our firm focuses on doing one single thing: getting justice for people injured at work.
We understand what it is like to be injured in an accident caused by no fault of your own, both for the person injured and their family. Christina has dedicated her career to workplace injury cases after losing a family member in a fatal accident on the job. She has experienced the pain and the challenges that come along with rebuilding your life following a severe injury and death of a loved one. She works tirelessly to help people and families navigate the legal system and ensure that employers and insurers pay required benefits.
Getting Injured Workers the Full Benefits Available
WE HELP YOU RECOVER MEDICAL TREATMENT AND MONEY FOR MISSED WAGES.
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance: employers pay into the system, so money is there for benefits if workers are injured during their jobs. These benefits are available both for people injured in accidents at work and those who develop medical conditions due to harmful working conditions.
The primary benefits for injured workers in California are covered for medical expenses and two-thirds of your average weekly wages while recuperating (known as temporary disability). An injured person needs to alert their employer of the injury and file a claim for benefits to get those benefits. There is a legal process for challenging that decision through administrative bodies and in court for workers whose claims are rejected.
Fortunately, you do not need to go it alone. A California workers’ compensation attorney at Carrasco Law Group will work aggressively on your behalf to ensure that you get the full benefits available under the law.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: No Guarantee of Results. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. The outcome of each legal case depends upon many factors, including the facts of the case, and no attorney can guarantee a positive result in any particular case.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a benefits system established under California law and includes the vast majority of businesses and other employers across the state. The program is intended to ensure that workers who are injured on the job obtain access for medical treatment and temporary disability payments when a person is unable to work. Mileage reimbursement for doctor’s visits is another benefit that falls under medical treatment. Another benefit that falls under medical treatment is mileage reimbursement for doctor visits. In some cases, death benefits for family members may be available in the tragic event that an employee is killed at work.
What steps should I take if I am injured at work?
If it is an emergency, call 911, seek medical treatment immediately, and tell emergency responders that the injury is job-related.
Anyone injured or who develops a medical condition on the job should also promptly inform his or her employer of the situation. Report the injury or illness as soon as you have reason to believe that it is job-related. State law generally requires injured workers to report the injury to their employers within 30 days and within one year of the accident to file a claim. Doing so immediately can help avoid lags in medical treatment and benefits payments.
It is also essential to document the situation. Jotting down notes on how the injury happened, who you spoke with, text messages or emails that were exchanged, and how your employer responded can help build a successful claim.
What types of benefits are offered?
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to compensate injured employees for the financial consequences of an injury or illness. The four main benefits are temporary disability, permanent disability, medical treatment, and the Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher. Receipt of these benefits depends on whether the claim is admitted and the opinion of a primary treating physician and/or a Qualified Medical Evaluator. Please refer to Work Comp Resources for access to the complete guidebook.
What if I'm undocumented? Am I able to file a workers' compensation claim?
Yes. Undocumented workers are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in California. However, undocumented workers’ status can raise complicated questions about whether they can be offered modified jobs while recovering from injuries. Therefore, it is crucial to consult an experienced California workers’ compensation attorney.
How do I pay a lawyer if I hire one?
The good news is that you typically do not need to pay your lawyer until after you obtain benefits. Legal fees are a percentage of the overall benefits payment which are paid when approved by a Workers’ Compensation Judge. The percentage is deducted from the total amount of the benefits in most cases. However, in certain situations, your employer may be liable to pick up the tab for reimbursement of medical expenses paid out of pocket, such as pharmacy prescriptions, modifications made to the home, and home health care services. At Carrasco Law Group, we operate on a contingency fee basis. That means we do not get paid unless we help you get benefits.