Worker’s Compensation Update in the Inland Empire
April 21, 2019
It is been 15 years since the major Worker’s Compensation reform of SB 899 of April 19, 2004. Not much has improved for injured workers in the inland Empire. If you’ve been injured at work, you are still struggling with finding a doctor to treat you, utilization review denials, and independent medical review denials in order to find proper care for your injury. The Law Offices of Cleveland & Metz advocate for change in Sacramento to help make change in the Worker’s Compensation system. We are work injury lawyers that practice in the Inland Empire focusing on the representation of injured workers and their families. Their firm has been representing injured workers and their families since 1997, serving all Inland Empire and focus our services locally to improve conditions for injured workers. These communities include Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, Ontario, Riverside, Eastvale, Moreno Valley, Bloomington, Colton, Highland, and the surrounding areas. Our office is about half an hour from any of these cities and we have been the same location for 22 years serving injured workers.
Injured workers must treat and medical provider networks within the insurance carriers system in order to receive benefits. If you treat with a doctor outside of the network, it is likely that the insurance carrier will not provide you monetary benefits and there may be problems with reimbursement of medical care if you go outside of the network. The Worker’s Compensation and California accident attorneys at Cleveland & Metz are sustaining members of the Califo
rnia Applicant Attorneys Association. The California Applicant Attorneys Association advocates for change in the Worker’s Compensation system in the state legislature and provides the highest level of education for work injury lawyers. The work injury lawyers at Cleveland & Metz have have gone every year in the past two decades to the legislature advocating for the rights of California injured workers. Charles Cleveland as a Certified Specialist in Worker’s Compensation law by the California State Bar Association. John is an experienced trial attorney. Charles Cleveland is a past president of the Greater Inland Empire Applicant’s Attorneys Association and is a current board member of the California Applicant Attorneys Association.
The work injury attorneys at Cleveland & Metz have 47 of combined years of experience in court at the Pomona, San Bernardino, and Riverside Workers Compensation Appeals Boards.
Choosing a worker’s compensation attorney is very important. Hiring a local and highly experienced work injury lawyer will get you the work comp benefits you deserve. Hiring an out of town attorney or a lawyer with a fake office location you find on on the Internet can have disastrous effects on your case as your case will likely get filed in a court far away from you. Do your Workers’ Compensation Lawyers research online at CAAA.org and with the California State Bar before you choose an attorney.