Los Angeles Female Workers’ Comp Attorneys for Women’s Rights–
Women account for 50% of the workforce in California. However, most of the existing workers’ compensation laws were originally drafted when females were only a small percentage of the workers.
The Workers Compensation law firm of Cantrell Green has been a pioneer in protecting women’s rights since 1971. Founding partner Marilyn Green was one of the first women lawyers in California to start a firm exclusively devoted to the representation of disabled workers.
Women’s Workplace Injuries are Different than Men’s
When women perform the same physical job as a men for the same number of hours, they have a twenty to forty percent higher rate of injury. This is usually because the equipment, machinery & procedures they are using were originally designed for men.
The types of injuries that women suffer in the workplace are also typically different than the injuries sustained by men.
Women are three times more likely to suffer carpal tunnel syndrome than men. This is partially because women traditionally hold a greater number of clerical jobs than men. But it is also be the due the fact that the “carpal tunnel” in a woman’s arm/wrist is smaller than a man’s – and so is more susceptible to injury.
Women also suffer a larger number of work-related psychological illnesses. This may be because of the additional stress w omen in the workplace face (including sexual harassment, lower pay & juggling work and family). These adverse working conditions can lead to anxiety, depression, high blood pressure and a variety of other stress related conditions.
Women Face Unique Workers Comp Challenges
Our experienced women attorneys understand that physical injury or illness to a wife or mother who supports or contributes to her family is devastating. Work related injury or illness not only prevents a woman from earning a living, it can also compromise ability to raise and care for her children. This is especially true for single mothers who are the sole source of income in their family.
Our Female Workers Comp Attorneys Understand Women’s Needs
Whether the cause of your injury was a workplace accident, work related stress, workplace violence or work induced illness, our attorneys understand that women face a unique set of challenges in Workers Compensation cases. We are dedicated to helping you get the maximum workers’ compensation to which you are entitled as quickly as possible – so you can get on with your life.
Free Consultation with a Los Angeles Woman Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Our female attorneys understand your concerns and work tirelessly to ensure that all of our client’s receive the maximum Worker’s Compensation benefits for which they qualify.
Our attorneys are members of the Women Attorneys of Long Beach and have been recognized as “A rated” and “Preeminent” by the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Attorneys. If you have been injured at work, or the conditions of your employment have made you ill, our Los Angeles area Long Beach attorneys are dedicated to helping you. Call us today to discuss your case with one of our caring female attorneys.