The workers’ compensation system was designed to help injured workers after on-the-job accidents. But the system is often stacked against employees. To get the full benefits to which you are entitled under California law, you need an experienced, skilled, and aggressive workers’ compensation lawyer fighting on your behalf.

Kenton Koszdin Has Been Your Trusted Workers' Compensation Attorney in Los Angeles for 25 Years

The Kenton Koszdin Law Office has secured disability awards and large settlements for injured workers for decades. With extensive trial experience and a long track record of success, our firm’s Los Angeles workers’ compensation lawyer refuses to settle for low offers and pursues the compensation you deserve.

Our office represents injured employees from across Southern California, including Bakersfield, Los Angeles, and the surrounding areas (the San Fernando Valley, the Antelope Valley, and Ventura County). Our workers’ comp attorney also conducts phone and in-home consultations to simplify the process for accident victims.

Attorney Kenton Koszdin has more than a decade’s worth of experience with workers’ compensation cases. He understands the devastation a work injury can cause, and his compassion allows him to connect with clients and fight for them that much harder.

Our Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney does whatever it takes to get maximum compensation for injured employees. So if you need an experienced, determined Los Angeles workers’ comp lawyer, call the Kenton Koszdin Law Office at 818-273-6857.

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What Type of Workers' Compensation Benefits Can You Receive?

If you win your claim, your employer’s insurance company must provide benefits. Workers’ compensation provides workers’ compensation benefits in eight basic categories:

payments for diagnostic testing and imaging, doctor and hospital treatments, physical therapy, mental health therapy, medical devices and appliances, and medication until you recover or reach maximum medical improvement

to cover part of your lost wages if you must take time off to recover, with the amount of your temporary disability pay dependent on the extent of your injuries and what you can and cannot do

including partial permanent disability pay if you can do some work and total permanent disability payments if you cannot work, to help you support yourself and your family if you do not recover sufficiently to return to work

to cover tuition, books, and licensing fees for educational retraining or job skill enhancement if you need to re-train for a new job because your permanently disabling injuries prevent you from going back to your previous job but allow you to work in a different role or career

For your family, if you lose your life due to your injuries or an occupational illness, for reasonable burial expenses up to $10,000, along with survivor benefits if you have a spouse or minor dependents

If you choose to receive your benefits as a single larger payment instead of smaller weekly or monthly payments

Paid to your spouse and minor children if you die due to a work-related injury or illness, including a one-time payment and biweekly benefits

which are protected from termination during your recovery by federal law unless you receive a notice and an option to elect a paid plan

What Are the Common Workplace Injuries Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Workers’ compensation covers both injuries that are sustained in one-time incidents and those that develop over a long period of time (repetitive motion for example) in addition to occupational illnesses that develop from either consistent exposure to hazardous elements or stressful situations in the working environment. As a claimant, you will have to prove to the claims administrator that your injury or illness was connected to your job duties or took place on the premises of your employment. A resourceful attorney should be able to help you gather the means to prove your claim.

Your job duties will determine whether your injury is eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ comp insurance covers employees only for injuries suffered in the scope of their employment. If you got hurt doing something your employer asked you to do, you are likely eligible for compensation.
When you get injured on the job, you can file a claim for workers’ comp regardless of who caused the workplace accident, how you got injured, or what injuries you suffered. The most common reason for a claim to be denied is being intoxicated during an accident.

These are six of the most common workplace injuries:

Head and Brain Injuries

Head and brain injuries can cause temporary or permanent physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms:

Back Injuries

Back injuries can range from back strain to fractured vertebrae and may require surgery, therapy, and medication to treat symptoms.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries happen when your spinal cord is severed or compressed and can cause paralysis, pain, numbness, weakness, muscle spasms, and a loss of dexterity.

Almost any work accident can also cause a work injury, such as:

Car Accidents on the Job

Car accidents on the job can cause an injury eligible for a workers’ comp claim if you were driving as part of your job duties.

Construction Accidents

Construction accidents are common causes of workers’ compensation claims due to the dangers on a construction site, such as heavy machines and electrical hazards.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents happen when your feet lose traction and can cause serious injuries to the head, neck, back, knees, hands, and arms.

How Much Can I Get for My Workers' Comp Case?

How much you will receive for a workers’ compensation case depends on the severity of your injuries. You should always receive full medical treatment. You might also receive compensation for lost income in an amount based on your average wage. These payments should continue until you return to work. If you cannot return, they should continue for the rest of your life.
Contact our office for a free case review to determine how much you might receive for your claim.

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Results Matter

Fair compensation for your work-related injuries can save your health and finances.

In one case, our client developed carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia over many years at a mail processing facility. Multiple insurers denied her workers’ compensation claim. We took her case to trial to obtain compensation of $267,000 plus medical care for the rest of her life.

In another case, our client was unable to work due to multiple hand, neck, and back injuries. The workers’ comp insurers for the hotel where she worked denied her claim of total permanent disability. We tried the case and obtained lifetime medical care and a 100% total permanent disability award worth $246,000.

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Who Is Covered by Los Angeles Workers' Compensation?

To receive workers’ comp benefits, you must work as an employee rather than an independent contractor. This distinction depends on the conditions of your job, including how you were paid and who controlled where and when you worked.
You must also suffer a workplace disease or injury. This disease or injury can result from a one-time accident. It can also build over time through exposure to hazardous materials, environmental conditions (such as dust or loud noises), or repetitive motions.
Workers in all jobs get exposed to risks. The most common occupations for injuries include:

Domestic Workers (Babysitters, Nannies, and Housekeepers)

Domestic workers (babysitters, nannies, and housekeepers) get injured by hazards found around the home, including slippery floors, falling objects, and poisonous or caustic chemicals.

Truck Drivers

Truck drivers can get injured in truck crashes while driving or while they are inspecting, loading, and unloading their cargo.

First Responders and Emergency Workers

First responders and emergency workers get exposed to dangerous conditions and hazardous materials on a daily basis as an essential part of their job duties.

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We also conduct phone and in-home consultations to minimize your stress

Why Choose Kenton Koszdin as Your Los Angeles Work Comp Attorney?

  • Nearly 25 years of experience handling workers’ compensation cases
  • Free comprehensive case review in person or over the phone
  • Regular communication and immediate updates on case developments
  • Extensive trial experience and a reputation for trying cases to maximize the compensation
  • Track record of standing up to insurers on behalf of workers
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