What Happens At Workers’ Compensation Hearings In California

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A lot of workers in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California have no idea why these hearings are so vital for the success of their workers compensation claim. Many workers take these hearings lightly, come underprepared, show up late, or even miss the hearing altogether. This is a huge mistake, as you can accomplish many positive things through a workers comp hearing. Better yet do not miss a single detail. Contact the Los Angeles workers compensation attorney William Kropach at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, he could use the full extent of their legal knowledge and experience to secure the full amount of compensation you are entitled to.

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WHAT HAPPENS AT WORKERS COMPENSATION HEARINGS IN CALIFORNIA

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“ A workers compensation hearing… What can possibly go wrong right Well many things. A lot of workers in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California have no idea why these hearings are so vital for the success of their workers compensation claim. “These hearings” says the best Los Angeles workers compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Kropach Kropach “Are held at local WCAB Workers Compensation Appeals Board offices.”

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“ Sadly many workers take these hearings lightly come underprepared show up late or even miss the hearing altogether. This is a huge mistake as you can accomplish many positive things through a workers comp hearing including but not limited to getting special accommodation from the employer resolving disputes settling your case suspending your case for further handling trying the case and many more.

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WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE HEARING If you are represented by a lawyer all you have to do is check in have a seat and wait with your attorney for your hearing. If you do not have an attorney on the other hand you will be required to approach the front desk so they can direct you to the Information and Assistance Officer. Depending on the circumstances of your case someone may be assigned to handle your case but there is no guarantee that this “someone” will be representing your best interests at the hearing.

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WHAT HAPPENS AT THE WORKERS COMPENSATION HEARING You are definitely advised to bring a book or electronic device as you may be required to remain in the waiting room for hours before your turn. Better yet use this waiting time to once again discuss your case with your attorney. Do not miss a single detail. When it is your turn your Los Angeles workers compensation attorney will meet with the employer’s attorney in the courtroom to discuss the case and negotiate the settlement. If the settlement cannot be immediately reached they will have to prepare paperwork to set the matter for a hearing.

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WORKERS COMPENSATION TRIAL: GET LEGAL ADVICE TODAY If your case goes to trial on the other hand things can get a little more complicated as you may be called to testify. In that case your attorney or his/her representative or attorney may want to cross-examine you in the courtroom. The Judge may have some questions for you too. As they have mentioned earlier many things can go wrong at workers compensation hearings. Your employer’s attorney will surely put up a fight before agreeing to your terms of the bargain. That is why being represented by a lawyer is of great importance.

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Phone: 818-609-7005 Fax: 818-609-8126 Website: https://www.williamkropach.com/Contact.shtml Encino: 6345 Balboa Boulevard Suite 222 Encino CA 91316 Los Angeles: 1055 W 7th St 33rd Floor Los Angeles CA 90017 Law Offices of Kropach Kropach

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