Other Areas of Law

In addition to a workers’ compensation claim, there may be other legal issues arising from your work place injury.  While Rowen, Gurvey & Win specializes in handling workers’ compensation cases exclusively, we can refer you to an attorney who may be able to help you with these other issues.

Personal injury is an area of law designed to protect those harmed by the negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or inaction of others. Also called “tort law,” personal injury law encompasses a full range of legal claims.

A personal injury is described as any harm caused to a person. It can be any injury resulting from bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death sustained by any person and caused by an occurrence for which the state or anyone else may be held liable. Also included in personal injury claims are causes of actions for libel, slander, malicious prosecution, and false arrest. Each victim can file a personal injury claim for physical injury, emotional injury and, occasionally, for property damages. In some cases, such as those involving medical malpractice or wrongful death, the family of the injured or deceased can file suit on behalf of its loved one.

Specific common causes of personal injury which may be related to your employment and your workers' compensation claim include:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Defective Products
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Animal Bites
  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip and Fall
  • Workplace Injuries (for which workers’ compensation is not the “exclusive remedy”).
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boat Accidents Head & Brain trauma
  • Nursing Home Abuse

Those who file personal injury claims may be eligible to receive damages, namely financial compensation for their loss of income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent disability, and other resulting injuries. If you are considering filing a personal injury claim, you are encouraged to obtain legal advice immediately, as there are specific time periods (“statutes of limitations”) for which one has to file a personal injury cause of action.

Some workplace injuries may also give rise to a third-party personal injury claim, which is adjudicated in civil court.  If this is the case, Rowen Gurvey & Win can refer you to an attorney who practices this area of law.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of our website for further information on the California workers’ compensation system and the benefits to injured workers, provided under the California workers’ compensation laws.

For further information and a free consultation, as related to an injury which occurred at work, please contact us: (818) 981-9960.