FAQ

What benefits can an injured worker be entitled to?

  • Medical treatment
  • Temporary disability payments
  • Permanent disability payments
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Job retraining / rehabilitation services
  • Death benefits

What kinds of legal problems can Birnbaum Law, PC help with?

Because we work with experienced trial lawyers in a vast array of legal specialties, we can help you with:

  • 3rd party, personal injury
  • Employment
  • American Disability Act
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Peculiar risk
  • Social Security cases
  • Veteran administration
  • Long-term, short-term disability
  • Discrimination under the Labor Code 132a
  • Violation of safety and health conditions in the work place
  • Medical malpractice
  • Legal malpractice

What is a cumulative trauma claim?

  • The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act covers you for pain and other sympoms you feel as a result of gradual wearing out of joints and orther organs. If you are experiencing pain,┬áthat┬ápain may need treatment and may even entitle you to payments under workers compensation.
  • If you have numbness in your hands, tingling and feelings of cold, CALL US, we may be able to help. It might be a sore knee that never goes away or the sore shoulder, neck or back that is stiff every morning when you get up or before you start work, or when a specific body part begins to hurt after a long, hard day of work. It also could be exposure to toxic substances or breathing bad air or dust in the workplace.
  • If you have any questions as to whether you might have a cumulative trauma claim, please contact the Law Office of Steven M. Birnbaum and ASK.

Hearing loss alert

  • You may be missing out on benefits and permanent disability payments if you do not make a claim for hearing loss. Exposure to loud noise in the workplace through time may actually have damaged your hearing.
  • If you have suffered such a loss you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. Contact the Law Office of Steven M. Birnbaum NOW for information on how to protect your rights.