A Skilled Lawyer For Workers’ Comp Trials And Appeals
If you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits in California, it is important to have a skilled trial attorney on your side. If your claim is denied, the skills of a proven litigator could prove decisive. Gathering and preserving evidence, preparing your case and presenting the facts are all part of your attorney’s job.
Attorney Eric Overholt at Eric M. Overholt, Esq., Attorney at Law, has extensive experience handling workers’ compensation hearings and appeals for injured workers in San Diego and throughout Southern California. Attorney Overholt believes in his clients and stands by them no matter what legal obstacles are thrown in their way.
Was Your Workers’ Comp Claim Denied? Don’t Despair.
Attorney Eric Overholt can protect your rights throughout all stages of the workers’ compensation appeals process, including:
- Conciliation: This is a meeting between you (and your attorney), your employers’ counsel and a third-party conciliator who facilitates the meeting and tries to help you reach agreements.
- Conference: If you do not reach an agreement through conciliation, the next stage is a hearing before a workers’ compensation judge.
- Hearing: Your next opportunity is a formal hearing in which you will be able to present medical evidence before a judge and call witnesses on your behalf.
- California Workers’ Comp Appeals Board (WCAB): The appeals board will hear arguments from both sides and render a decision. If you are still not satisfied with the result, you can file an appeal with a California state appeals court, all the way to the California Supreme Court.
This is a complex process and should be handled by an attorney with the knowledge and skills to navigate the system. You do not have to face it alone and you do not have to accept an unfavorable result without a fair fight.