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General Questions

How am I expected to pay once I retain The Figueroa Firm?

Once The Figueroa Firm takes on your case, you don’t have to pay anything until your case is resolved. The Figueroa Firm takes an agreed-upon percentage (15%) of the settlement proceeds.

Should I see a doctor or wait?

This depends on the extent of your injuries, and whether your employer arranged for you to be seen by a doctor in their network, in the case of a workers’ comp claim. If you suffered a serious injury, get emergency medical help immediately! If you are uncertain about your options for seeing a doctor, call us to schedule an interview.

What is a deposition?

A deposition is an official opportunity for your employer or their insurance company to ask you questions about your case. Your attorney will be there, as well as a stenographer from the courts. It’s important to prepare for the deposition, as it forms the official basis for your case. Figueroa works with you to help prepare for this important part of your case.

What should I do if I am contacted by an adjuster?

Adjusters work for insurance companies and their goals may not necessarily be conducive to yours. It’s never a good idea to agree to or sign anything, or even speak to an adjuster without professional legal help. The Figueroa Firm is happy to be on your side, and speak to adjusters for you.

Will my case go to trial?

Generally, we at The Figueroa Firm do our best to resolve cases out of court, because it is faster, easier on you the client, and cheaper for everyone. We always make the goal of maximizing our value to the client by taking the simplest most successful route based on what the client needs. If cases do need to go to court, we’ll be there.

What does it mean to “settle” the case?

When your employer or their insurance company proposes a resolution, and you agree to it, the case gets legally settled. This usually means that you are paid a sum of money in accordance with the medical opinion of the treating doctor, or Panel Evaluator, and/or your medical bills are paid, without going to court.

How often will I speak with my attorney?

Lyo Figueroa is not like other attorneys. He meets with every client to ensure that you get the help and representation you need. Other members of his team will also communicate about your case whenever needed.

Do you represent wrongful deaths?

Yes, The Figueroa Firm can help in wrongful death cases, both on the job, or for personal injury cases. Call us to schedule an appointment.

What if I am at fault?

California's Workers' Compensation system is a no-fault state, meaning that it does not matter who is responsible for the accident. For personal injury cases, every case is different, and odds are you still need representation to protect your interests. Call The Figueroa Firm to schedule a free consultation.

Workers' Compensation Questions

What can I expect to get from filing a claim?

Typically, you can expect 4 types of benefits: 1) Medical treatment related to your injury 2) Temporary disability benefits if you cannot perform your usual and customary job 3) Permanent disability benefits for residual impairment 4) Supplement Job Displacement Benefit voucher

My claim has been denied or delayed. Can The Figueroa Firm help?

Yes. While a denied or delayed claim does have certain difficulties, there is still possibility of receiving recovery for your injuries. It’s important for you to call The Figueroa Firm so that you can learn what options are available to you.

What should I do if my employer penalized or fired me due to my injury?

California Law protects workers from this very thing. If you were penalized for filing a claim, or if you were discouraged from filing a claim, or otherwise pressured about your injury, it’s important to get help and guidance right away. Call The Figueroa Firm.

How long will my case take?

In general, workers’ compensation cases take about 6 – 18 months to resolve. If the case goes to trial, it could take longer. Every case is unique but rest assured, with The Figueroa Firm you will have peace of mind knowing that we are with you every step of the process.

Personal Injury Questions

What do I do if I’ve been in an automobile accident?

1) It’s most important to make sure everyone is ok. Call the police and attend to any injured parties. 2) Get the info of everyone involved in the accident, including drivers and passengers. 3) Take photos of the damage and surrounding area, for your records. 4) Call your insurance agent as soon as possible, no matter whose fault the accident was. 5) Keep perfect records of any and all expenses incurred as a result of the accident. 6) Call The Figueroa Firm to make sure of your legal rights, especially if someone was injured.

Do you specialize in representing a specific type of injury?

The Figueroa Firm is experienced in representing a wide range of injuries. It’s likely we have experience in cases similar to yours.