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General

Will my consultation be free?

Yes, all of our consultations are 100% free. If you decide to retain us as your attorneys, there will be no consultation fee added. Our fee is a percentage of your settlement and only paid if we win your case.

Will my consultation be confidential?

Yes, all of the conversations with your attorneys are 100% confidential and protected by attorney-client privilege, whether or not you decide to pursue your claim.

Why do I need to hire an attorney?

An attorney will help you navigate the confusing legal landscape, will identify and strategize to optimize the strengths and weaknesses of your case and make sure that you are appropriately compensated for your claim.

What can I expect from Casa De La Justicia?

As a client of Casa de la Justicia you can expect to be informed about the status of your case and feel confident that your legal issues are being handled. This will relieve you of the majority of the stress associated with legal processes and ensure that your rights are looked after and cared for in a timely and efficient manner.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

There are no out of pocket costs for you to hire an attorney from Casa de la Justicia. All attorney fees are taken as a percentage from the settlement, verdict, or award.

How does the attorney get compensated? a

The attorney gets compensated by working on a contingency fee. This means that the attorney only gets paid if they win your case and receive a percentage of the settlement, verdict, or award. There is no fee unless you win.

How do I know if I have a case?

There are many factors that need to be considered when determining if you have a case, the best thing to do is to call us for a free consultation.

Labor & Employment

I have been fired, do I have a claim for wrongful termination?

There are many illegal reasons for firing an employee, including firing as retaliation or discrimination. The attorneys at Casa de la Justicia will evaluate your claim and make sure that your rights are protected.

How do I know if my employer is employing unfair business practices?

If something does not seem right at your workplace, that is usually an indication that your employer is not following the law. The laws in California are very protective of employee rights. If something does not seem right at your workplace, call the attorneys at Casa de la Justicia and see if you can be compensated for your claim.

How do I know if I am being discriminated against?

There are many ways that employers can be discriminating against employees. Protected classes are: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history). If your employer is treating persons of a protected class differently from other employees, they may be illegally discriminating against you or other employees. Discrimination practices can include being paid less than other employees that are not included by these protected classes, being passed up on promotions or fired unjustly. Call the attorneys at Casa de la Justicia to see if you have a claim.

Can my employer fire or retaliate against me for bringing an employment claim?

It is illegal for your employer to fire or retaliate for bringing an employment claim. The attorneys at Casa de la Justicia will make sure that your rights are protected.

Can my employer fire me for bringing a claim against them or another employee?

It is illegal for your employer to fire you for bringing a claim against them or another employee.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Who pays for SSDI benefits?

SSDI benefits are paid from a trust fund which is funded by taxes workers pay into every year. If you are disabled and can no longer work due to a medically determinable condition you may be entitled to payments through this government program. Call Casa de la Justicia for a free consultation to see if you qualify.

When should I bring an SSDI claim?

You should bring a claim for SSDI as soon as possible. If you have determined that you will be unable to work for at least a year, call Casa de la Justicia for a free consultation.

What if I have been previously denied?

If you’ve been denied, it is important to remember that only about 22% of first time applications are approved. Applying for reconsideration or to request a hearing is typical. At Casa de la Justicia we support you throughout all phases of the application: initial, reconsideration and the hearing to make sure your rights are cared for.

How long does an application for SSDI take to process?

The SSDI process is time-consuming and the sooner you get started the faster your benefits will come, if you are entitled to them. Initial applications usually take 4-8 months, the second reconsideration application takes an additional 4-8 months, and waiting for a hearing before an administrative law judge takes an additional 6-12 months, Typically decisions are rendered within 30 days after the hearing. The process is lengthy, so we encourage all applicants to begin their application sooner than later, so you can get your benefits as quickly as possible.

How do I know if I qualify for SSDI benefits?

You may qualify for SSDI benefits if you have worked five of the last ten years, have a medically determinable condition, and cannot return to past work or other work due to the condition. To have an attorney evaluate your claim, call Casa de la Justicia for a free consultation.

Workers’ Compensation

Who pays for workers compensation benefits?

Your employer is generally required to be insured by an insurance company that pays for the workers’ compensation benefits. This insurance company pays for all the benefits, not your employer.

What if my injury that happened at work was my fault?

It does not matter. Workers compensation is a no fault system.

What compensation am I entitled to receiving in a WC claim?

You’re entitled to compensation for past and future loss of earnings and past and future medical treatment associated with the injuries that resulted from your claim.

How long can I wait before opening a WC claim?

You should open a WC claim as soon as you are injured at work or on the job. There are many factors that can weigh into how long you can wait before opening a claim. The best thing to do is call Casa de la Justicia so they can help you through this complex process.

How do I know if my employer has workers compensation insurance?

Your employer is generally required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Your attorneys can help you make contact and file a claim directly with the insurer.

A Can my employer fire or retaliate against me for bringing a WC claim?

It is illegal for your employer to fire or retaliate for bringing a WC claim. The attorneys at Casa de la Justicia will make sure that your rights are protected.

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