Book Title:

California Workers’ Comp: How to Take Charge When You’re Injured on the Job (Paperback)
by Christopher A. Ball, Bethany K. Laurence (Editor)

Editorial Reviews:

Orange County Register

“A great hands-on guide for dealing with workers’ compensation cases.”

Book Description

Maximize the medical care and benefits you’re entitled to!

From industrial injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome, more than a million Californians a year suffer job-related injuries or illness. For many, receiving compensation can be a nightmare.

California Workers’ Comp shows you how to handle a California workers’ compensation claim from start to finish. Find out how to:

  • file a claim
  • protect your legal rights
  • receive the medical care you need
  • get the benefits you’re entitled to
  • deal with uncooperative employers
  • deal with uncooperative doctors and insurance agencies
  • negotiate a settlement
  • present your case before a judge

The 6th edition is completely updated with the latest regulations, and explains how the new AMA Guides affect your permanent-disability award.

Download Description

Attorney Chris Ball’s book covers every step in the battle for the bucks, including: filing a claim, avoiding unsympathetic doctors, receiving pay while off work, dealing with stingy insurance companies, presenting a case at a hearing and much more. It also features a chapter on important workers’ comp case-law, as well as instructions on how to rate a disability using the new workers’ comp rating manual.

About the Author

Attorney Christopher A. Ball is the author of California Workers’ Comp: How to Take Charge When You Are Injured on the Job, now in its fifth edition. Since 1991, Mr. Ball has practiced workers’ compensation law exclusively. He is certified as a Worker’s Compensation Specialist with the State Bar of California. Mr. Ball received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Long Beach State in 1972 and graduated law school from Western State School of Law in 1975.