If you have been injured at work, then you are facing an uphill battle. Many injured workers fear retaliation for filing a workers compensation claim or have heard horror stories of protracted battles with the workers compensation insurance company over whether the injured worker still needs treatment or what is the best course of treatment. If you are an injured worker and concerned about surviving your workers compensation claim, consider these tips from a workers’ compensation law firm serving Gilroy, Hollister, San Martin and Morgan Hill. Continue reading 3 Tips to Surviving Your Case from a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
When it comes to workers’ compensation representation one need look no further than the law office of Robbins, Strunk and Cramer. Serving the Gilroy, Hollister, San Marino and Morgan Hill areas, Robbins, Strunk and Cramer are the premiere work injury law firm for South County California. They fight for their clients to get the benefits they are entitled to.
Since 1992, the attorneys have been representing injured workers in a wide variety of workers’ compensation matters in a wide spectrum of occupations and settings. They have more than 50 years of combined experience. When it comes to workers’ compensation, they are known for obtaining the best possible outcomes on behalf of their clients. They have a reputation for compassion and accomplishment. Continue reading Robbins and Strunk: Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Consult With an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today Pursuing Claims in Gilroy, Hollister, Morgan Hill, San Martin and surrounding areas
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.
· Our attorneys can you the new changes in the workers’ compensation system how they apply to your case
· Our attorneys will help you with making an informed decision on an evaluator to determine the issues associated with your case
· Our attorneys can help you with finding a new treating doctor for your injuries.
· Our attorneys can advise you regarding which workers’ compensation laws with your case and your date of injury
· Our attorneys can explain the workers’ compensation medical treatment limitations and provisions associated with your case.
· Our attorneys will work with your physician to get the information needed regarding your permanent disability and medical treatment.
· Our attorneys will explain the voucher system to you
· Our attorneys can help expedite going to court for medical treatment, temporary disability and a fair permanent disability settlement.
The Internal Revenue Service increased the standard mileage rate for business miles by 1.5 cents to 57.5 cents per mile. This became effective as of January 1, 2015. The California Workers’ Compensation Institute explains that this means the mileage rate for workers’ compensation will go up. Those injured workers who have to travel for medical-related treatment or to evaluate their injures must now be compensated to 57.5 cents per mile. The previous rate was 56 cents per mile, and that rate should be applied for 2014 travel.
California law requires that administrators reimburse injured workers for travel expenses, and the rate or reimbursement is directly tied to the IRS business rate. This reimbursement applies to travel to pharmacies, doctors, etc. Expenses related to parking, tolls, and public transportation are all expenses that can be reimbursed as well. Travel costs are generally paid within 60 days of submitting a claim for them.
For more information about what types of expenses can be reimbursed for work-related injuries, contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. The attorneys at Robbins & Struck are happy to help you if you have been injured on the job. Call 408-848-1113 for a free consultation.
If you have been off work for a year or more or your doctor believes you may be off work for a year or more, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance. Please note that this is not your retirement money.
It is important to have a work injury attorney through this process. We make sure your health and right are taken care of at Robbins, Strunk & Cramer .
If your claim has been denied or the insurance company determines that you are ineligible to receive compensation, you may qualify for State Disability Insurance. You may not receive both workers’ compensation benefits and State Disability Insurance at the same time, unless you receive a rate differential. Workers’ compensation benefits and State Disability Insurance weekly rates are calculated differently. Sometimes SDI’s rate is more than your workers’ compensation weekly rate. In this case you are entitled to receive the difference in pay rate. For example, if you would receive $800 from SDI and you would receive $500 a week from the workers’ compensation insurance company, the difference would be $300. Therefore, you would receive $500 from the workers’ compensation insurance company and $300 from SDI to bring to the $800.
It is important to have a Pleasanton work injury attorney through this process. We make sure your health and right are taken care of at Robbins, Strunk & Cramer .
Discrimination at the workplace happens every day in multiple forms. If an employer has treated you unfairly, you have rights that protect you. Some examples are race, age, physical or mental, gender, marital status and medical condition.
Unlawful employment discrimination states the employer’s discriminatory conduct in a term, condition or privilege of your employment. Examples are refusing a hire, terminating an employee or offering different compensation.
To file a complaint contact the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Complaints have to be filed within one year from the date of the alleged discriminatory act. You must pursue administrative solving prior to a civil lawsuit.
After filing a complaint, an employer cannot retaliate against you. You can not be punished for filing a complaint. Successful claimants will receive compensation for lost wages, punitive and compensatory damages, and attorney fees.