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Bay Area Workers Compensation Law Firm

Our Firm has been protecting workers for more than 20 years.  Our attorneys have more than 50 years combined experience in Workers’ Compensation.

You have devoted your skills and hard work to your job. If you are injured on that job, you deserve compensation.

You are entitled to workers compensation for an injury or illness that you sustained at your workplace or at a work-related activity, regardless of whether it is directly connected to your job. Even if your employer was not negligent or otherwise at fault, you have a right to workers compensation benefits. Assertive workers compensation attorneys at the Gearheart & Sonnicksen in Pleasant Hill fight for the compensation injured workers rightfully deserve, including:

  • Compensation for permanent disability
  • Dependents’ recovery for worker’s death
  • Temporary disability payments while you are off work to recover
  • Medical Treatment for your injury

Related Claims 
If you suspect your injuries were caused by the negligence or legal fault of someone other than your employer, seek legal advice regarding whether you may have other legal remedies in addition to workers’ compensation benefits.  We will analyze your case to determine how you can recover the best possible compensation.  This may include referrals to attorneys that can work with us to assist you in related legal claims.

Pursuing a workers compensation case

All types of legal cases have time limits.  If you are denied workers’ compensation benefits or there is an adverse decision by the insurance company or employer about your case, there are strict time limits to take action or you may lose all of your rights. Even when benefits are provided, failure to take legal action may constitute a waiver of some types of claims.  It is very important to seek legal advice before you request a so-called “QME” panel or select a QME physcian to evaluate your case, if possible. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience handling the rigid bureaucratic process of appealing to the California workers compensation board.

Contact our tenacious workers compensation attorneys.
The Gearheart & Sonnicksen helps workers in the greater San Francisco Bay area file workers compensation claims and appeal workers compensation denials. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at 925-671-9777 or contact us online.