Whether you have suffered a specific injury, or an injury because of repetitive work, our experienced and aggressive attorneys are here to take over for you. We know how stressful a work injury can be – you don’t need the added stress of navigating the workers’ compensation system alone. Let us help.
We fight to make sure you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Whether it is dealing with medical treatment denials, mileage reimbursement, or your disability checks, the staff at Ainbinder & Pratt has been dealing with insurance companies and their attorneys for decades.
We pride ourselves on being tenacious with our opponents, compassionate with our clients, and detail-oriented when it comes to your case. We have obtained millions of dollars in workers’ compensation settlements for thousands of clients in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Riverside Counties, as well as the San Fernando Valley, Inland Empire, and throughout California.
How Much is My Case Worth?
We understand that your first priority is to get better. We also understand, however, that some injuries have lasting effects no matter how much treatment you receive or how much time has passed. Under California Law, you are entitled to monetary compensation if a doctor determines you have any impairment or disability. You are also entitled to future medical treatment for life for the accepted body parts involved in your claim.
There are a couple ways to settle a workers’ compensation case. For example, we can negotiate a settlement that compensates you for your level of impairment, in addition to a “buy out” of your future medical treatment. This type of settlement (known as a “Compromise & Release”) gets you a larger sum of money which is paid to you in a lump sum payment. Or, another way to settle is to keep your medical treatment open for life and receive payments in increments (known as a “Stipulation with Request for Award”). How you settle your workers’ compensation is an important decision that will affect you and your family, so it is important to have strong lawyers on your side negotiating with the insurance company to get you the most money and to protect your interests. Remember, there are no attorneys’ fees up front. We only get paid if we get you compensation, and we take a percentage (15%) at the end of your case. So we have every incentive to get you the most we can!
Do I Need a Lawyer for My Work Injury?
Insurance companies have lawyers working for them – why not have lawyers working for you? It’s time to level the playing field. Unfortunately, we have many clients that come to us when the insurance company has already done so much damage to minimize their recovery. It is imperative to get to the right doctors who look out for YOUR interests (and not the employer or insurance company’s interest). It is also important that you are examined by a neutral doctor who will fairly and impartially address your injuries.
If you have been treating with a “company doctor”, you have likely experienced that unsettling feeling that your health is not a priority. Or that you are being rushed to get back to work, or to full duty if you are working modified duties. What you should know is – you are entitled to change your treating physician – and we can help you make that change. We can locate a doctor and set up the appointment for you. There is nothing you’ll need to do other than focus on your health and well-being. One of our goals when you hire our firm is to relieve your stress of dealing with doctors, paperwork, insurance adjusters, etc. When you hire our firm, you get to focus on getting better. Leave the dirty work to us. We have been handling workers’ compensation cases for over 45 years and know precisely how to get you the medical treatment, benefits and compensation you’re entitled to under the law.
The workers’ compensation laws are steadily changing, especially since the “reforms” that took place in 2004. These new laws make it more difficult for injured workers to obtain medical treatment specifically and workers’ compensation benefits generally. Our lawyers stay current on the ever-changing workers’ compensation laws which ensures we get the maximum possible workers’ compensation benefits for you.
No Fee In Workers’ Compensation Cases Until We Win
We charge no fees until we get compensation for you. We accept clients on a contingent fee basis, so there is never any money due up front for our legal services. You can e-mail HERE, text HERE, or call (562) 498-4600 for a free no obligation consultation at any time.
As my attorney, Colleen Pratt was very proactive in protecting my rights and in providing quick and reliable feedback and answers to my questions. Additionally Ms. Pratt displayed excellent negotiation skills in settling my case. I highly recommend her to others based on my experience as a client. Her office staff is the best! They know their clients and have excellent communication skills and everything was done in a timely manner and very thorough. It helps when you are going through a difficult situation. They are a great team and you would be very fortunate to have them represent you!Laura Boada 8/18/2017
I absolutely love this firm. I never actually met them in person, and that is what makes my opinion of them even higher. They took care of me through my on the job injury, torn shoulder, twice with the company. They were attentive, and didn't push me into any decision without covering all the options out there for a financial recovery. They worked with the company I worked for, and everything ended peacefully and without problem. My settlement was more than fare, my shoulder got repaired, and would totally call upon them again! I recently had a back injury on... read moreIsaac Sheppard 10/01/2017
They are the best! I have never been thru any kind if lawsuit before and they made this easy and and as painless as possible. Malia was great at answering all my questions as well as Ana and Josh was a great attorney! Would recommend them to family and friends...Thanks so much guys!aja tate 8/03/2017
I am writing this review to inform the public of the outstanding service and experience I received from this law firm Ainbindet&Pratt. After taking me on as a client in 2013 they helped me arrive at a quick positive result to a not so positive situation. Four years later in 2017 I received a follow-up phone call from Anna at the law firm to make sure that I was aware of some opportunities that I had not taken advantage of...I was not aware at the time of... read moreMark Ehwa 10/11/2017
I came to this company knowing absolutely nothing. My experience with this company has been absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family! They have a very welcoming environment and they don't discriminate with whatever you're dealing with. Nick has helped with my case. The team has been wonderful! This is definitely a process but rest assured Nick is behind the scene working his magic! Nick, if you're reading this, thank you so much! I can't emphasize it enough.Shanyn Lim 10/20/2017
Ainbinder and Pratt have been the best. They are truly out for their client's best interest. It's been two years and they are still treating me with the utmost respect and looking out for me. Everyone here I've ever spoken to has been patient, understanding, helpful and professional. I highly recommend them.Lea Arrison 10/25/2017
I started off with the law firm of Mendoza in Long Beach and they did a horrible horrible job. After they wanted me to lie to continue my claim and I rejected telling lies, they decided to drop me. I was lost and stuck and didn’t know what to do and I ran across this law firm . Oh my God! They were wonderful from day one! They were so caring and wanted to help! They settled my case And got me more than I thought would be possible. Thank you so much! If you’re looking for a law firm... read moreVanessa Williams 11/30/2017
I was pleased with the settlement stages and quickness that they took care of my needs. They knew I was in a bind and the attorney helping me was very responsive and actually gave me an after hours number to call him at for questions. They still continue to work with me on outstanding bills and I really appreciate their service. The honesty, integrity and the nice response time was wonderful! I would recommend this attorney's office to those looking for an attorney. I live several hours away and I never had to appear in court, even when the case... read moreJodi Anderson 12/01/2017
I can’t tell you how great my experience at Ainbinder and Pratt was. From the first moment I entered the office I was professional greated by a very friendly staff. There attorneys are very efficient and professional. I couldn’t feel better with the way they handled my case. Worker’s Comp. is a very long process which luckily they made very pleasant for me and my family. The medical staff they referred me to was excellent and gave me the best medical quality I could get. So please don’t hesitate in retaining this office because they will exceed all your expectations.Ozzy _P 12/27/2017
The whole staff at Ainbinder & Pratt are helpful and courteous and respond to questions, with detailed information, quickly. I have been a client since 2014 and both Coleen and Ana have resolved my case issues and the results where better than I could have hoped! Thanks for all your help and I will definitely send family and friends your way!!!Claire Andrew 1/25/2018
After twelve years of trying to bring my Workman's Comp issues to an end a friend recommended Ainbinder and Pratt. Within a few months my case was closed and I received a settlement. They were kind, helpful and professional. Above all I felt at all times that my best interests were paramount. I would recommend them to my friends and family.Handmade Makers' Market 1/31/2018
I started off with the law firm of Mendoza in Long Beach and they did a horrible horrible job. After they wanted me to lie to continue my claim and when I rejected telling lies, they decided to drop me. I was lost and stuck and didn't know what to do. I looked for months to find someone who would take my case and a lot of law firms wouldn't because they knew they wouldn't get the entire portion of the money. Finally I found this law firm and OMG!!!! They were wonderful! They took my case right away and... read moreVanessa W. 11/29/2017
If you are on worker's compensation please go to Ainbinder & Pratt, you'll be doing yourself a huge favor. I've been dealing with worker's comp for 4 years and I know I couldn't get the results with the awesome team of attorney Josh Herrer, Maliah & Naja. If you go to them with a little common sense that you are not there to win the lottery but get the help you really need, you will be more than satisfied. I finally got the back surgery I desperately needed and received a fair settlement. Worker's compensation is an evil system that... read moreDave R. 9/27/2017
Beyond grateful for Ms.Pratt and her team for all they have done for me. After being in a accident at work Ms.Pratt took great measures to ensure that my health was taken care of, all while procuring a maximum settlement. Their professionalism and dedication to their clients is unsurpassable. I was in good hands through the entire process. Highly recommend .Thank you for everything. My gratitude is immeasurable !Paola C. 8/10/2017
Would strongly recommend to my friends and family. Ms.Pratt handled my workers compensation claim in a quickly matter and was so knowledgeable on the case. She was very detail oriented and was always one step in front of me. She gave me great advice and explained all of my options very thoroughly. I am very satisfied with the service I received was quick and efficient in assisting me with my legal matter and I feel very fortunate to have her assistance in bringing a positive resolution to my case. She's easy to talk to and always responded to my calls,... read moreJose O. 8/09/2017
I came to this law firm knowing nothing. Once I entered their building the team were very welcoming! Keep in mind you need to have patience but rest assured you're in good hands! Nick is behind the scene working his magic! He has taken my case and I'm very glad to have met him! Nick, thank you so much for working on my case even though I was unresponsive at times. He has been on my side and fighting for me. He was able to win a very nice settlement. Nick, you're awesome! I would recommend him to everyone!!!Shanyn L. 7/30/2017