• Has your claim for workers’ compensation and benefits been denied?

  • Do your benefits and payments fall short of covering all expenses related to your injury?

  • Do you have to live with chronic pain or disability because of your injury at a job?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you need the help of our workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of James E. Latimer in Oakland, Concord and Richmond.

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Jame Latimer

Our Work Injury Lawyer Will Fight for You

Our work injury lawyers in Oakland fight for the rights of the individual against large insurance companies. We offer you the following services and more:

  • We help complete the forms and paperwork so that you are more likely to receive compensation.
  • We make sure you are well informed about your rights as an injured worker.
  • We appeal claims that were unjustly denied.
  • We fight for every payment, compensation and reimbursement you deserve.

We also use our expertise to vigorously help you with your workers’ compensation injury case:

  • Workplace injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Emotional injuries
  • Auto and motorcycle accidents
  • Trip- and slip-and-fall injuries
  • Head injuries and brain damage
  • Spinal injuries and paralysis
  • Dog attacks
  • Construction-site injuries

    FREE Consultation


    Do you wonder whether or not you have a feasible case? Find out today! You can receive a free initial consultation from the Law Offices of James E. Latimer.


    Our staff of legal professionals will review your case and give you suggestions on how to proceed. If you choose not to contract with us, you can leave with no obligation on your part.
    However, if you decide to use our services, we will begin immediately to help you get what you deserve!

    Pay Only If You Win

    Using our office is a risk-free opportunity. You need to pay attorney fees only if you win a settlement. If your case does not receive a settlement, we will not bill you.

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    Let Our Teams of Work Injury Lawyers Help You Receive Workers Compensation in Oakland or Other Areas in the State Of California

    We at Latimer Law specialize in representing clients for their workers’ compensation claims and appeals. James Latimer dedicated his career’s focus to fighting workers’ compensation cases for our clients. We are passionate about every client who steps in through our doors. Therefore, we will always try out best to get you the maximum compensation that you truly deserve.

    Free, No-Obligation Initial Consultation Today

    We offer a free no-obligation consultation to discuss the cases of all our prospective clients. This also provides you with a great opportunity to learn about different cases. Each injury is different; hence we take each case as an opportunity to ask questions and explore new options for our clients to receive adequate compensation.

    We welcome you to ask any questions without any obligation or pressure to retain or hire our services. We will sit down with you from day one and discuss all the details about the accident and events that led to your injury.

    Why Consult US

    An experienced and skilled attorney at Latimer Law will offer assistance in obtaining appropriate workers’ compensation benefits. In case you have had your claim denied, our attorney can assist you in gathering all required evidence and documentation for the successful acceptance of your case.

    Once the court successfully accepts your case, we will provide further assistance so you can obtain the best physician to treat and assess your current medical wellbeing. This physician will also authorize your medical treatments and perform any diagnostic testing.

    What is a Catastrophic Work Injury

    A catastrophic work-related injury is a bit different than a personal injury claim. A severe injury can alter your life permanently, and you would also need extensive medical attention. A catastrophic work injury may result from a road accident, medical malpractice, and other injuries. These injuries may include:

    • Spinal Cord injury – this can cause complete or partial paralysis. It can further lead to other health-related and medical issues.

    • Internal organ damage – such an injury can affect any of your internal organs and also damage their functions for life.

    • Brain Injury – this catastrophic injury may cause permanent or temporary damage to your brain. In severe cases, you may never be able to function properly for the rest of your life.

    • Amputation – if you can be eligible for maximum worker’ comp benefits if you lose any of your limbs or an amputation becomes inevitable due to a threat to your life.

    • Burns – any second or third-degree fire burns are also considered a severe or catastrophic work injury.

    • Compound Fractures – if you have been a victim of an accident that caused compound fractures, you may need intensive surgery and/or long-term physiotherapy. Most victims of such fractures also develop arthritis for life, and it can be quite painful to live with.

    • Vision and Hearing loss – if you have sustained an injury that has caused hearing or vision loss, we can help you receive decent workers’ compensation benefits in California

    Other Areas You May be Entitled to Receive Compensation Benefits

    Some other areas for you to receive workers’ comp benefits include:

    • Emotional distress

    • Existing, prior, or future medical treatments you may need due to work-related injury

    • Mental stress

    • Loss of enjoyment and leisure

    • Losing your wages and any damages to your income due to inability to work because of the work-related injury

    • Psychological counseling and therapy

    Receiving Workers’ Compensation as well as Unemployment Benefits

    Typically, unemployment benefits are not applicable when you are already receiving any kind of disability benefits through workers’ compensation. However, in some rare cases, if your physician finds that you cannot go back to work, you may be eligible to receive added unemployment benefits.

    This is true in both cases when:

    • You cannot find a job

    • If your company does not have any job or other suitable role for you.

    Another important thing you need to remember here about unemployment benefits is that you must show a willingness to work when receiving these benefits. In case you are unemployed and do qualify for unemployment, you can only receive them for 26 weeks within the period of 12 months.

    File Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits Claim with James Latimer

    If you are a resident of California suffering from the aftermath of a work-related injury, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. From determining the severity of your injury to the type of compensation you deserve and collecting documents to filing the case, we at Latimer Law will take care of all aspects of your needs.