Bay Area Workers’
Waxman & Achermann in San Francisco is a longstanding workers’ compensation law firm. We are a small firm dedicated to helping our clients – injured workers just like you – obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve as soon as possible.
Attorneys Jim Achermann and Joe Waxman have experience helping union and nonunion employees working in a vast range of industries and businesses. We have helped teachers, builders, line cooks, baristas, police officers, builders, electricians, janitors, health care workers and farm laborers, among many others.
Serving Injured Workers In The Bay Area And Across Northern California
Sometimes, It Seems Like The Deck Is Stacked Against You
You work hard for your employer and sometimes, no matter how careful you are, an injury occurs. Every job has some level of risk of injury. That is why California requires its employers to have workers’ compensation to cover your injuries, even if you are at fault.
Injured workers are frequently a voiceless population who may feel like the system is against them. When you have injuries, it can be extremely difficult to navigate through the workers’ compensation system. It can be even harder when your employer is putting up resistance.
Get The Medical Treatment You Need And Wage Replacement
Most injured workers just want to get well and get back to work. But when your injuries involve broken bones and other injuries with ongoing medical treatment, you may not get back to the work you were doing right away. An uncertain amount of time off work can be stressful, especially when you are the bread winner for your family.
California’s workers’ compensation laws require your employer to cover the cost of your medical treatment and a percentage of your weekly wages under their insurance. But what if your employer misclassifies you as an independent contractor and says you are not eligible for workers’ compensation? Or if they do not file their initial report of your accident in a timely manner?
Speak to an experienced workers’ compensation as soon as possible. At Waxman & Achermann, our consultations are confidential, so you do not have to worry about losing your job when speaking with us.
Filing For Workers’ Compensation Is Not Always Black And White
You have a right to workers’ compensation, but when you are hurt, you may not be focusing on protecting your rights.
Complete our online form to get in touch with us.
We will help you understand the full scope of your rights to get medical treatment and the fair portion of your wages that you have a right to receive while you are unable to return to work. We help all injured workers. Hablamos Español.