Legal Services


STRATEGY

Many times, attorneys tell clients what they want to hear.

We tell clients what they need to hear. Its not always fun, its not always easy, but it is our job. Let us hold your hand through these difficult times while we seek justice together.

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Accidents

Car Accidents

Advocacy You Can Count On

On a daily basis, the Law Offices of Mendez, Sanchez & Weissman is helping those who have been injured get full and fair compensation for their injuries. Our zealous advocacy and strong attention to customer service and detail has allowed us to effectively represent numerous clients. Let us bring our knowledge and experience to bear on your case to make sure that you receive what you deserve.

Free Case Assessment

Contact us now so we can evaluate your claim! Our consultations are at no cost or obligation to you. Our firm will look at all aspects of your claim to help you become aware of what your rights are, the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and what you can do to improve the value of your potential claim. Don’t hesitate, call us today!

No Recovery, No Fee

If you do not prevail on your claim, we don’t get paid! Our offices are compensated when we recover money for our clients. Furthermore, we also assist our clients in getting quality medical treatment for their injuries at no upfront cost out of pocket.

Full Service

While other firms just handle your bodily injury claim, we offer a complimentary full-service package where we will also handle your property damage for no fee! This includes services like getting you top-dollar for a totaled vehicle, getting your deductible back and getting you reimbursement for a car rental, or loss of use from not being able to use your damaged vehicle.

Immigration

Deportation Cases

Our staff is very well trained in handling deportation cases from beginning to end. Remember, in many cases, an order for deportation is just the beginning; let our professionals evaluate your potential relief from deportation.

Other Services

  • DACA
  • Adjustments
  • H2A Work Visa
  • Citizenship

Work Related Injuries

Our firm is dedicated to providing you with excellent representation in any work related injuries you have incurred. Throughout the entire State of California, our staff zealously represents workers who are in need of efficient, aggressive, and detail oriented representation. Remember, unlike Personal Injury, Work Related Injuries are subject to Strict Liability. Furthermore, your immigration status is irrelevant for purposes of recovery! CALL US TODAY TO HAVE YOUR CLAIM EVALUATED!

Medical Treatment Benefits:

Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide you with the medical treatment you need to recover from your work related injury or illness, partially replace the wages you lose while you are recovering, and help you return to work. Workers’ compensation benefits do not include damages for pain and suffering or punitive damages.

Report the injury or illness to your employer

Make sure your supervisor is notified of your injury as soon as possible. If your injury or illness developed gradually, report it as soon as you learn or believe it was caused by your job. Reporting promptly helps avoid problems and delays in receiving benefits, including medical care. If you don’t report your injury within 30 days, you could lose your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Get emergency treatment if needed

If it’s an emergency, call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. Tell the medical staff that your injury or illness is job-related. If you can safely do so, contact your employer for further instructions. If you don’t need emergency treatment, make sure you get first aid and see a doctor if necessary.

Temporary Disability Benefits:

The minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) rates for workers’ compensation claims in California will increase on Jan. 1, 2015. The minimum TTD rate will increase from $161.19 to $165.49 and the maximum TTD rate will increase from $1,074.64 to $1,103.29 per week.

Labor Code section 4453(a) (10) requires the rate for TTD be increased by an amount equal to percentage increase in the State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW) as compared to the prior year. The SAWW is defined as the average weekly wage paid to employees covered by unemployment insurance as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor for California for the 12 months ending March 31 in the year preceding the injury. In the 12 months ending March 31, 2014, the SAWW increased from $1,067.25 to $1,095.70—an increase of just under 2.6666 percent.

Under Labor Code section 4659(c), workers with a date of injury on or after Jan. 1, 2003, who are receiving life pensions (LP) or permanent total disability (PTD) benefits are also entitled to have their weekly LP or PDT rate adjusted based on the SAWW.