“Workers’ Compensation Is All I Do”
For over 25 years
Thomas F. Martin has provided passionate representation on behalf of employees who have suffered work injuries while at work, and has earned his reputation as one of Orange County’s leading Workers Compensation attorneys.
By limiting his practice to California workers’ compensation cases, he and his team are dedicated to stay on top of the new laws, and applying that knowledge to determine a custom course of action in your case.
Raised in a “working class” family, Tom has a rare respect and understanding of people who work hard, and suffer injuries at the work place. That is why he has devoted his career to representing people in their Workers Compensation claims. Representing California injured workers is all he does.
Tom recognizes how stressful it is to put your career on hold, and to have to deal with medical treatment denials, a recovery period, and loss of wages. He personally oversees every case he takes on, and he works directly with his clients to ensure they are constantly aware of where they stand in their claim.
Tom is in the courtroom virtually everyday fighting for his clients and is very familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to avoid providing the medical treatment and disability benefits to injured workers. Tom has a winning track record in breaking through insurance company obstruction.
Mr. Martin is frequently included in “Best Attorneys” listings by The Orange County Register, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and Orange Coast Magazine, and many other professional organizations.
It’s A Complex System
No one expects to suffer an injury while working, but when it does happen, securing quality medical treatment and wage replacement benefits quickly is essential. Unfortunately, the California workers’ compensation system has become a complicated maze of rules and restrictions that employers, insurance companies, and their army of attorneys use to their advantage. Unfortunately, the injured worker is often left to navigate the system alone, with many of their medical symptoms ignored, and worried about how their wages will be covered. Our firm recognizes these challenges, and is dedicated to guiding you through the process.
Mr. Martin has represented thousands of employees injured on the job, whether by a specific event, or due to the cumulative effects of a job over time. Mr. Martin is personally involved in every aspect of your case, including evaluation, assembly of evidence, and all court appearances.
Tom Martin is also a sought after speaker in the workers compensation community, frequently lecturing about the latest laws and trends in the workers compensation system.
Why You Need California Workers Compensation Attorney Thomas F. Martin to Handle Your Claim
Under California law, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim by yourself. However, filing the claim by yourself is generally not advisable – especially if you have suffered a serious injury and might require ongoing medical care and financial assistance.
There are several reasons why you should choose experienced California workers compensation attorney Thomas F. Martin to handle your claim.
You Might Not Know What Kind of Benefits You Are Entitled to
Unless you are familiar with the relevant sections of the California Labor Code, you might not be aware of all the benefits you are entitled to under the law. If the insurance company fails to cover all your medical expenses or does not pay you the compensation you are entitled to, you might not be in a position to dispute it – since you do not know what you are entitled to in the first place.
This is one of the biggest reasons why you should be represented by California workers’ compensation attorney Thomas F. Martin, who can make sure you receive all the benefits that are guaranteed by law.
Your Employer Might Blame Your Work Injury on a Pre-Existing Condition
If you happen to have a pre-existing health problem, your employer might dispute or deny your claim altogether by blaming your injury on your health problem. In some cases, your existing condition could be aggravated or exacerbated by the work injury, which can be hard to prove.
Skilled workers compensation attorney Thomas F. Martin will work with a team of in-house and outside experts to determine the level of care you need and the amount of compensation you are entitled to. By doing so, he can help you obtain your compensation in a timely manner.
Your Employer Might Dispute Your Permanent Disability Rating
The amount of compensation you can receive after a work injury depends largely on your permanent disability rating. If you receive a 100% rating, it means you are incapable of being gainfully employed ever again. In which case, you will be paid temporary disability benefits on a weekly basis for the remainder of your life.
If, on the other hand, you receive a rating anywhere from 1% to 99%, you will be paid temporary disability benefits for a set amount of time. The amount of money you can receive and the length of time you can receive said money depend on your rating. The higher the rating, the higher your compensation will be and the longer you will be paid.
Your employer or the insurance company might try to dispute your rating so that they can reduce the compensation to be paid. In some cases, your rating might not be proportionate to the extent of your injury. Attorney Thomas F. Martin can make sure you receive the right disability rating and help you get the maximum amount of permanent disability benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Your Employer Might Refuse to Offer You Modified Work
If you are unable to perform the duties associated with your job as a result of your work injury, your employer is required to offer you a modified position. If they refuse to do so, you might be eligible to receive supplemental job displacement benefits, which are meant to cover the expenses associated with retraining so that you can get a different job or choose a different career altogether.
One of the most successful workers’ compensation attorneys in California today, Thomas F. Martin can help you get the supplemental benefits you need and make sure you are not rendered unemployable as a result of your work injury.
Award Winning Advocate
While Mr. Martin’s dedication to his clients has been recognized by many organizations over the decades, he values most the many referrals of past clients as the ultimate recognition. He enjoys a statewide reputation among law firms for his relentless trial skills and knowledge of the constant changes to the workers’ compensation laws. Over the course of his career, Attorney Thomas F. Martin PLC has lectured to literally thousands of workers’ compensation attorneys and professionals about the latest changes and methods in the system, experience that directly benefits his clients.
Mr. Martin has served as the President of the Orange County Chapter of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association as well as Board of Directors of CAAA and various committees for the organization. Mr. Martin has also served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
Choose an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney to Handle Your Claim
Choosing a competent workers’ comp lawyer is the right way to make sure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to. Attorney Thomas F. Martin has the legal knowledge, experience, and resources to handle your claim – regardless of how complicated it might be. To discuss your claim with California work injury attorney Thomas F. Martin, call us today at 714-547-5025 or reach us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation.