Work Injury Lawyer
Has a workplace injury taken a physical, mental, and financial toll on your life?
Our lawyer, Gilbert Fisher, can pursue a workers' compensation or personal injury claim on your behalf.
Our Fresno, CA, law office has been entirely focused on helping injured workers seek maximum compensation since 2014.
Do You Need A Work Injury Lawyer? Gilbert Fisher Is Known For
You'll meet your compensation lawyer right away when you walk into our Fresno or Salinas office. Mr. Fisher's firm is smaller than other large, big-name firms. The size of his law firm allows him to represent each client himself.
Understanding Workers' Pain
Gilbert's father suffered a devastating work injury that left him paralyzed for the rest of his life. This injury lit the fire in Mr. Fisher to become an attorney who fights for workers' rights and compensation.
Experience on Both Sides
Our compensation attorney’s experience working for an insurance company gives him knowledge of the tactics they use to try and minimize workers' claims. This understanding helps him secure the compensation his clients deserve, now that he has fully dedicated his practice to representing workers.
Act Before the Deadline Hire a Compensation Lawyer
After suffering a work injury, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. While your health is the top priority, deadlines exist for workers' compensation, personal injury, and wrongful death claims. That's why it's vital you hire a lawyer who can take key actions before deadlines pass.
Notify your supervisor as soon as you notice your workplace injury. In the state of California, your work injury must be reported within 30 days of the incident, and you have one year to file your workers' compensation claim. Failure to meet deadlines means you will likely lose any possibility of receiving compensation insurance benefits.
Just because you were injured on the job doesn’t necessarily mean you have a workers’ comp claim; a personal injury claim may be the more appropriate action. You have two years from the day you were harmed to file a personal injury claim in California. However, if you didn't discover the injury immediately, and no reasonable person would have, you have one year from the time you realized you were hurt.
Losing a family member due to someone else’s negligence can be difficult to process. The law provides more time to file a wrongful death claim, with a deadline of two years from the date of death. Gilbert Fisher can handle this process for you, seeking the maximum compensation you deserve so you can focus on rebuilding your life.
Have You Experienced a Work Injury? Request a Free Consultation
A work injury can be physically, mentally, and financially taxing. The Law Office of Gilbert Fisher is here to seek fair compensation for you so that you don't have to put any additional stressors on your plate.
We offer completely free consultations. Our attorney works on a contingency basis, meaning you don't pay us a cent unless we win your case. Call us today to request a free consultation at our Fresno or Salinas office. If necessary, Mr. Fisher is willing to meet you at home or in the hospital to provide his case review.
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Process of a Work Injury Claim What Does a Work Injury Lawyer Do?
All consultations are free and can be conducted from your home or the hospital.
Workers' Compensation vs. Personal Injury Claims
Workers' Compensation Claim
If you are injured at work due to a single event or repeated strain, you may be entitled to workers' comp benefits, which are carried by nearly all California employers. Workers’ compensation claims are not fault-based. This means you do not have to prove who caused your injury. Instead, the only requirement to receive workers’ compensation is proving your injury was work-related. Sometimes, claims administrators deny workers’ comp claims. Mr. Fisher knows how to make sure that your claim is not unjustly denied or undervalued.
Personal Injury Claim
Typically, California workers cannot sue their employers in court due to workers’ compensation regulations. However, there are cases where a personal injury claim is necessary to receive the full compensation you deserve. If your work injury was a result of negligence or other wrongful action by your employer, a personal injury claim can help you receive the full compensation you are entitled to. There are even situations where you can file both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit. Mr. Fisher can take care of both for you if this is necessary.
Types of Compensation Mr. Fisher can Seek on Your Behalf
A work injury lawyer like Mr. Fisher can make sure you don't get shortchanged when it comes to compensation. Here are some losses you can receive compensation for:
- Medical care
- Disability benefits
- Job displacement benefit
- Death benefits
- Past & future medical expenses
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Lost income of the deceased
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of love and companionship
- Loss of the deceased's guidance