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work injury attorneys

We guide you through this often complex and confusing legal process, allowing you time to heal and recuperate.

“Their expertise in litigation created an outcome for me beyond my wildest expectations.”

Lee H. – Construction Accident & workers' compensation

*due to privacy, actual client not pictured

Our Reputation for Success

Having been in business since 1979, we’ve gained respect from both the legal and insurance communities. Our 30+ years legal experience, community development and firm name recognition are a few of the unique advantages you receive as one of our clients. We understand, when you’re looking for a work injury lawyer, you are in need of an experienced lawyer that can handle anything and has seen it all.

You want a Riverside work injury attorney who will take the time to speak with you, handle your case as quickly as possible and get the maximum settlement or verdict recovery for your case. We know you want the best and our reputation in Southern California speaks for itself. We are among the best workers’ compensation and work injury trial attorneys you can find.

"I thank God because they handled our case and I will never be able to THANK them enough."

Erick A. – auto accident & brain injury/car vs truck accident

*due to privacy, actual client not pictured

meet our workers compensation attorneys

Meet our legal team that is here to help you throughout the process.

Jess J. Araujo

John A. Montevideo

Joel J. Thomas

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Since 1979, a reputation for successful California work injury litigation

Recognition & respect in the California legal community & courts

No up-front costs. We don’t win, you don’t pay

why trust dimarco | araujo | montevideo?

AV Rated

The highest rating attorneys can have for ethical standards and legal ability

Official Legal Counsel

For the Mexican and El Salvadorian Consulates of Orange County

Top 5% of lawyers in the USA

By Martindale-Hubbell (less than 5% of all attorneys in the United States are selected)

Exclusive Work Injury Attorney

Recommendation by OCEA Labor Union (Orange County Employees Association) and friend of labor unions

A+ Rating

From the Better Business Bureau (BBB’s highest possible rating)

2011 CA Trial Lawyer President

Of statewide plaintiff’s trial bar and consumer protection group CAOC (Consumer Attorneys of California)

The Riverside Work Accident Lawyers You Need

Under one roof, the Riverside workers compensation attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo carry with them the combined expertise and three decades plus experience of practice in the field of work injury law. The combined expertise of our workers’ compensation attorneys and staff gives us a 360-degree view of your injury case. Every case that comes in is looked at by both sides to ensure we see it correctly. In this way, our Riverside work injury law firm offers a unique benefit by being able to streamline both your workers’ compensation claim and Third Party civil work injury claim for your maximum potential recovery.

By handling both cases in-house, this 360-degree view will enable you to avoid the limitations of approaching your case from only a work injury or only a workers’ compensation perspective. Our experienced Riverside County workers compensation lawyers work together to develop your strategy for litigation, bring expert medical witnesses together, collect the necessary evidence and documentation to support your claims, and negotiate and/or litigate for you. We do this because we’re with you all the way.

DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo is experienced in various areas of the law and offer clients skilled legal advice and services. We specialize in workers’ rights in the workplace and believe in protecting the rights of those in the workforce. We are well-versed in workers compensation law and can walk you through it step by step. We have worked on cases that involve shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel, head injuries, spine injuries, and much more. Contact one of our Riverside workers compensation lawyers for a free initial consultation.

California Workers’ Compensation Laws

In California, every employer must carry workers’ compensation insurance, even if a company only has a single employee. Employers must provide injured employees with all the materials and forms necessary for filing a workers’ compensation claim, and an injured employee has the responsibility of reporting the injury to his or her supervisor as soon as possible. Any delay in reporting a workplace injury may reflect negatively on a claimant, so it’s important to report an injury as quickly as possible to start the process.

Once started, the State Workers’ Compensation Board will review the employee’s claim and the employer will refer the employee to one of several available doctors for treatment. In the event of an emergency, an injured employee can seek treatment from any available doctor, but once the emergency situation stabilizes, he or she must resume care with a doctor on the employer’s insurer’s approved list of providers. Workers’ compensation benefits in California can last through the employee’s recovery time and may also extend after the employee resumes work if he or she had to take a different position due to the injury. If you want to use a doctor that hasn’t been picked by your company, speak to a Riverside workers compensation lawyer.

Workers’ compensation benefits are about two-thirds of your average weekly wages, which can provide substantial relief during your recovery. These benefits will continue for up to 104 consecutive weeks. It’s also possible to transition to partial benefits once you can resume part-time work or if you had to change jobs due to your injury. If your injury resulted in permanent disability, your Riverside workers compensation attorney may be able to help you secure permanent disability benefits due to your diminished earning capacity.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Cases We Handle

Our work accident firm can help injured workers file an initial claim or contest a delayed or denied application. The workers’ compensation system investigates every claim’s validity, but there are some administrative issues that may delay a claim or lead to a denial. Hiring a reliable work accident attorney experienced with workers’ compensation claims can prevent this. The attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo can assist with any step of the workers’ compensation application process or help you appeal a denied claim. If your benefit payments suddenly stop, our workers compensation lawyers in Riverside can help determine a solution to the issue or appeal a reduced claim.

In the event your employer interferes with your workers’ compensation claim or inflicts any adverse treatment against you for making a workers’ compensation claim, our firm can help you explore your legal options.

Workplace Retaliation in Riverside

Filing a workers’ compensation claim is a protected action in the United States, so an employer may not interfere with an employee’s claim, unreasonably delay a claim, or take any adverse action against the employee for filing. Workers’ compensation claims may frustrate some employers as they may cause their insurance premiums to rise, but they still have an obligation to process and handle employees’ claims in good faith. “Retaliation” is the legal definition of an employer punishing an employee for filing a claim. This can include firing the employee, changing the employee’s job title or duties, demoting the employee or cutting hours, or otherwise creating a hostile work environment for the employee. If you suspect that your employer might be retaliating against you for filing a workers compensation claim, speak to a work accident lawyer for help.

Compensation Beyond Workers’ Compensation

Some workplace injuries will result in damages exceeding the limits of what workers’ compensation can provide. When workers’ compensation isn’t enough to cover your losses after a workplace injury, you may have the option of filing a personal injury claim if another party’s negligence caused your injury. If a defective piece of equipment, vehicle, or other product caused your injury, you could explore a product liability claim against the manufacturer. If a third party outside your place of employment caused your injuries, such as a reckless driver, we can help you take legal action against the appropriate party.

The Riverside workers compensation lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo are here to help. Schedule a free consultation with us today.

How we can help you right now

Work Injury

  • Ensure you receive immediate and competent medical treatment
  • Give you peace of mind. We will handle dealing with the insurance companies
  • With our reputation and success record, we will get your case taken seriously
  • Full and fair compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering
  • Recover your lost income: past, present and future

Workers' Compensation

  • Ensure you receive immediate and competent medical treatment to help you reach Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)
  • Under the law, your employer cannot fire or penalize you for filing a workers’ compensation claim
  • If you cannot work, your employer must pay disability
  • Maximize your State Disability Benefits (SDI) and Social Security Benefits allowed under the law
  • A claim value assessment

our work accident lawyers are well known throughout southern california

A work injury raises many questions for injured employees. After a serious incident, you may wonder how long you will need to stay out of work and what type of benefits you are eligible to receive. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we do more than fight court battles. We help our clients access the support they need to heal and move forward in life after serious work injuries. Work injuries are divided into two primary categories: specific and cumulative. Specific injuries occur as a result of one accident or incident, such as a worker suffering a broken bone from falling off of a ladder. Cumulative injuries often include repetitive injuries that build up over time such as carpal tunnel. Cumulative injuries may also include psychological trauma or workplace illnesses. While certain industries face a higher risk for injury, the workers compensation attorneys at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo in Riverside help clients across many industries. Almost all work-related injuries are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits or a work injury-related claim. After a work injury, you need a strong, supportive attorney on your side. The team at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo has 30+ years of experience, the skillsets, and the aggressive approach needed to resolve any California work injury case. Our attorneys act as more than legal counselors. We also help our clients find qualified medical treatment, negotiate with insurers and bill collectors, and provide emotional support during a difficult time.

Our work accident attorneys have been assisting the Riverside County and Southern California communities for over 35 years.

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We also believe we, as your lawyers, should be part of the solution and not the problem.

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We believe in the legal and legislative protection of injured people.