Our Practice Areas
Our practice is focused on helping those who have been injured.
Whether you were hurt at work, in an auto accident, or in some other way,
the attorneys at Valley Law Group are here to help.
If you were injured at work Valley Law Group is here to help. We represent workers in all types of injuries, from back strains and carpal tunnel syndrome to traumatic brain injuries, toxic exposure cases, and catastrophic accidents. Valley Law Group will fight to obtain the quality medical treatment you need and the disability benefits you deserve.
Whether you were in an auto accident, slipped at the mall, or were injured on your neighbor’s trampoline, Valley Law Group can help you deal with the insurance company and negotiate the best settlement possible. And if the insurance company won’t be reasonable, we’re ready to file a lawsuit and take the case to trial.
As a hard working member of the “gig economy” you should not have to sacrifice your right to workers’ compensation benefits merely because you’re paid as an “independent contractor.” Valley Law Group is at the forefront of this rapidly changing area of law, and we have been very successful obtaining benefits for our clients whose claims were initially denied on the basis that they were “independent contractors” and not “employees.”
Workers’ compensation insurance is required in California, but some employers ignore the law and remain “illegally uninsured.” This creates added difficulties for injured workers who must obtain benefits directly from the employer or through the State of California’s Uninsured Employers’ Benefits Trust Fund. Valley Law Group has extensive experience handling cases involving uninsured employers, and we’re here to help you obtain the benefits you deserve in these very complicated cases.
If you’re injured at work, California law doesn’t allow you to sue your employer, even if they were negligent. Your only option is to pursue benefits through the workers’ compensation system. However, constructions accidents often involve the negligence of other contractors and companies, enabling construction workers to bring workers’ compensation claims against the employer and separate negligence claims against the other parties. If you were injured in a construction accident, you need a law firm that can handle both the workers’ compensation claim and the negligence claim. Valley Law Group is your one stop shop for for representation in construction accidents.
Sometimes our loved ones do not recover from major accidents, and their families are left with aching hearts and financial pressures. Valley Law Group is here for you in these difficult times. We’ll offer the comfort of a listening ear and the peace of knowing that someone is watching out for your interests. If your loved ones death resulted from a work injury we can assist you in obtaining workers’ compensation death benefits, and if the death was the result of negligence, we can represent you in a wrongful death action against the negligent party. For deaths resulting from medical malpractice, we can refer you to the best medical malpractice attorneys in the business.
Discrimination for Filing Claim
Employers are not allowed to discriminate against you in retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. They cannot demote you or fire you because you were injured on the job and pursued workers’ compensation benefits. If they do discriminate against you, Valley Law Group can help you obtain additional benefits, penalties, and back pay from your employer, and even obtain an order for reinstatement by filing a special penalty claim under Labor Code section 132a.
Serious & Willful Violations
While you cannot sue your employer for negligence, some employer conduct is so outrageous that it will subject them to additional “serious and willful misconduct” penalties under the workers’ compensation system. Valley Law Group is experienced in identifying and pursuing these claims, and if your injury resulted from an employers’ serious and willful misconduct, we’ll help you obtain the additional compensation you deserve.