Dedicated Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Providing Solutions
At the Law Offices of Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP, our workers’ compensation attorneys have curated a cutting-edge and aggressive approach to litigation defense strategies for each of our client’s unique needs for nearly four decades.
Our specialized, client-focused approach allows our workers’ compensation defense attorneys to pursue both immediate relief and long-term results by proactively envisioning each client’s future based on their current challenges — then creating strategic legal solutions for any crossover lawsuits that may have spawned from the initial case.
With over 50 skilled litigation specialists and support staff members working together, our comprehensive representation is a culmination of teamwork that believes in the power of innovation, experience, and results.
Effective Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys in California
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, we take great pride in our national reputation as one of the most effective workers’ compensation defense firms in California.
Our skilled workers’ compensation lawyers handle:
- ADR Claims
- COVID-19 Employment and Defense
- Defense Base Act
- Defense of Public Employee Disability Retirement Claims
- Defense of Public Employee/Safety Officer Cases
- Defense of Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Insurance Coverage Disputes
- Labor Code Section 132a Discrimination Claims
- Serious and Willful Misconduct Claims
Our skilled team of workers’ compensation lawyers builds and nurtures long-term relationships with our clients to see each potential angle of their case, so there are no surprises with their current legal challenges, and no detail left to chance regarding how today’s litigation affects the future.
That includes our specialized workers’ compensation defenses for:
For clients who prefer to close their claims expeditiously and equitably outside of the state court system, we will design and execute an early and cost-effective exit strategy through Alternative Dispute Resolutions, so they can put this lawsuit behind them and move forward with confidence.
COVID-19 Employment and Defense
The challenges that accompany the ever-changing employer responsibilities mandated by the COVID-19 pandemic and state and federal legislation may appear overwhelming to any company — no matter their size or how well-established they may be.
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, our workers’ compensation defense attorneys understand each legal precedent and professional nuance contained in our existing and newly constructed state and federal employment laws, so our clients are aware of their responsibilities under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Americans with Disabilities Rehabilitation Act, and California’s version of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Defense Base Act
The Defense Base Act, or DBA, is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act that protects civilian employees working outside the United States on U.S. military bases or under a contract with the U.S. government for public works or for national defense when filing workers’ compensation claims.
When our clients are facing challenges related to DBA claims, our workers’ compensation defense attorneys provide aggressive and comprehensive representation for this specialized legal area to produce solutions that fit their unique needs.
Defense of Workers’ Compensation Claims
Separating non-work-related injuries from self-inflicted injuries or idiopathic medical conditions is our specialty. Our workers’ compensation defense attorneys understand that these claims can jeopardize our clients’ day-to-day operations and long-term growth, which may require more than a stellar defense, but the development of risk management programs to protect our clients’ futures.
Insurance Coverage Disputes
Our workers’ compensation defense attorneys provide legal strategies and solutions for individuals, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large corporations that believe their employees are seeking treatment for injuries that were not sustained performing job-related duties, that were not filed in time, or that lack evidence of being truthful about how the accident or injuries occurred.
Labor Code Section 132a Discrimination Claims
California Labor Code Section 132a presents a unique set of challenges for our clients, as they address workers’ compensation claims that transform into discrimination claims against any employee because he or she has filed or made known his or her intention to file a compensation claim.
Not only are their civil penalties associated with these claims, but also criminal charges that can be waged against the employer if the claim is proven in court.
Our skilled Labor Code Section 132a discrimination claims attorneys in California cover all potential legal disputes stemming from our clients’ workers’ compensation claims today, so they do not present recurring roadblocks going forward, which may help our clients avoid these allegations altogether.
Serious and Willful Misconduct Claims
California Labor Code 4553 addresses workers’ compensation claims that allege an employer is responsible for a worker’s injury/illness through serious and willful misconduct.
Examples of serious and willful misconduct may include an employer causing an intentional injury to an employee, violations of workplace safety orders, or an extreme disregard for employee safety that will result — when proven in court — in the employer paying an amount equal to half of the total workers’ compensation benefits initially awarded to the employee.
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, our workers’ compensation defense attorneys know that while the burden of proof is on the employee, it is important to be proactive, as the liability can be substantial. We can help provide a completely legal strategy to counter both the initial workers’ compensation case and any potentially overlapping claims.
Contact Our Workers Compensation Lawyers At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP Today
At Pearlman, Brown & Wax, LLP, our skilled workers’ compensation defense attorneys focus on producing end-to-end solutions for our clients, no matter where they operate in California or Nevada.
If your company is struggling with workers’ compensation claims or additional lawsuits stemming from their origin contact our experienced employment lawyers today by calling 818-501-4343 to ensure your legal rights are protected from the beginning.