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Injured at work? Having trouble understanding the paperwork? Is your medical treatment being denied or delayed? Discuss your situation with a highly-skilled Workers’ Compensation Attorney at the law firm of Robbins, Strunk & Cramer, and get the legal representation you need to receive the benefits you deserve.
The Robbins, Strunk & Cramer Difference
Since 1992, our distinguished attorneys have successfully represented injured workers in all occupations and workplace settings on a wide variety of workers’ compensation matters serving, Hollister, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy and surrounding cities. Our impressive record of accomplishment and personalized service has earned us the reputation as the South County’s premiere work injury law firm. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals and compassionately and effectively guide them through every step in the process. Our dedication to excellence, proven results and outstanding client service is unsurpassed, and we look forward to successfully working on your behalf.
Our Full-Service Workers’ Compensation Practice Includes:
Petitions to Reopen
On the Job Car Accidents
Common Workplace Injuries
Construction Site Accidents
Labor Code 132a Petitions
Serious and Willful Misconduct
Exposure to Toxic Substances
Industrial and Manufacturing Accidents
Workers’ Compensation Cases and Appeals
Notary Public Services Offered
Robbins, Strunk & Cramer also provides notary public services for all your notarial needs. Fees are dependent on the signatures and/or document involved. Please call to schedule an appointment for this service.
Discuss Your Case With a Gilroy Attorney Serving San Martin, Hollister and Morgan Hill in Workers’ Compensation Law
If you’ve been injured on the job, please contact the law firm of Robbins, Strunk & Cramer for a free initial consultation either in person or over the phone. Our team of caring and highly experienced attorneys will efficiently evaluate your case, personally answer your questions and confidentially advise you on the most beneficial course of action. We have an office conveniently located in Gilroy and are always available by phone. Give us a call today!
Debra Strunk — Highly Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Hollister, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and San Martin
Debra Strunk has been practicing law since 1984, and represents all parties in injured worker claims before the San Jose and Salinas Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Committed to excellence, Debra provides her diverse clients not only with successful results, but also with personalized communication at every phase of the legal process. Debra works in the Santa Cruz dependency court. Before Debra became an attorney, she was a Spanish and Remedial English teacher. Debra was born in San Francisco and also enjoys reading and growing orchids in her spare time.
B.A., California State University, Fresno
J.D., Monterey College of Law (1984)
California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California (1984)
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
California Applicant’s Attorney Association
To learn more about how an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer serving Gilroy, Hollister, Morgan Hill and San Martin can assist you in obtaining the benefits you are entitled to, please contact us for a free initial consultation.
Migrant farm workers, in the United States, suffer morbidity and mortality at much higher rates than the rest of the population. This is mainly due to a combination of hazardous working conditions, the lack of regulations, limited access to health care coverage and services, and poverty. Statistics continue to show that agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. In 2013 there were 23.2 on the job deaths per 100,000 workers as compared to the overall industry standard of 3.3 deaths per 100,000 workers.
In California, the harvest season is rapidly approaching and with that many migrant farm workers will be returning to the agriculture industry for seasonal work. Inevitably, many of these workers will suffer a spectrum of occupational illnesses and injuries including sun and heat exposure, exposure to chemicals and pesticides, falls, lacerations, trauma, and strains. Some will even be permanently disabled from on the job accidents.
Migrant Hispanic workers are statistically more likely than others to be victims of a fatal occupational injuries. Recent data shows an increase in work injuries resulting in death involving Hispanic or Latino migrant farm workers. Migrant farm workers are also the least likely to seek medical attention when they do experience a work related injury. This is due to the fact that many employers of migrant farm workers do not carry workers’ compensation insurance.
Workers’ compensation is an insurance-based program run by the state that covers employees from the first minute of their employment for on-the-job injuries, which can range from the minor to the extremely serious, including death. California law states that farm workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Even if the employer or labor contractor does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, those who have been injured on the job may seek benefits from the Uninsured Employers Trust Fund.
If you are a migrant farm worker and have been injured on the job you should definitely seek medical attention and then consult with a workers’ compensation attorney who will be able to provide you answers to your questions and assist you in accessing the workers’ compensation that you may be entitled to. Call the migrant farm workers compensation attorneys at Robbins, Strunk & Cramer at 408-763-8336 to discuss your on the on the job injury and workers’ compensation benefits.
California workers’ compensation claims administrators who conduct utilization reviews got a 97% performance rating for 2013. Their goal from state insurance regulators was 85%, and they obviously succeeded and surpassed that goal.
Reviews for the past several years have been very high. These reviews are conducted on approximately 280 workers’ compensation claims administrators every year. The high score is based on timeliness in responding to treatment requests, which are generally completed with five working days. They also evaluate content for review determinations and delivery of written notices related to utilization review decisions.
The study eases the minds of those who feel that the state administrators have poor performance in meeting their obligations related to treatment requests. The overall review states that the process is “working effectively.”
Regardless of this glowing review, some claims administrators will be slower than others in processing treatment requests. If you or a loved one has had trouble getting your treatment request processed, then it may be time for an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to step in. Call Robbins, Strunk & Cramer at 408-848-1113 for more information.