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Workers’ Compensation Legal Disclaimer: Making a false or fraudulent workers compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.

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  • After my work accident I felt like I was helpless. Two of my friends had recommended me the law offices of John Mendoza so I gave his services a try since I had nothing else left to lose. This is my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation issue and my attorney made everything easy. Keeping me informed as well as representing me in court made this whole problem easier for me. In the end I got a much better settlement than I expected.

  • I had never needed a lawyer let alone been to court before so I felt lost looking for an attorney to help me get a worker’s compensation settlement. Luckily my aunt referred me to John Mendoza and after researching reviews I decided to make the call. First off I felt the associates were friendly and really listened to my issue. After speaking with John Mendoza he gave me full details on what to expect and what I needed to do to properly handle this case. I followed what he advised me to do and end result we won the case. I couldn’t ask for anything more for the settlement I received.


Our team of experienced workers' compensation attorneys is
Always ready to take on your case and fight for your rights.

John A. Mendoza

Workers' Compensation Attorney

John has successfully litigated thousands of industrial injury cases over the past 20 years. Many of these cases involved trial court decisions being overturned, resulting in changes to California laws benefiting not only his clients, but all Californians. Most recently, John was successful in overturning the trial court in a case where the reviewing court held that employees have the freedom to select their own physician in cases involving industrial injuries, even if the employer has formed a Medical Provider Network. This decision dismantled the restrictive manner in which California Administrative Law courts and insurance carriers had previously applied the provisions of the 2005 reform legislation.

Eric N. Schwartz

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Mr. Schwartz received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Sociology from the University of Southern California in 2003 and his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2007. He is the author of “U.S Security Strategy: Empowering Kim Jong-il?”, published in the 2008 Loyola International Law Journal. He has successfully tried many cases in both the civil and the workers’ compensation arenas. Mr. Schwartz resides in Venice, California. Prior to law school, he taught English in Tokyo, Japan. He enjoys sports and roots for USC football, Kansas basketball, the Lakers, and Chelsea. He loves movies and attending concerts.

Sean C. Vargas

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Mr. Vargas, a member of the California Applicants’ Attorney Association, focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, advocating for the rights of injured workers. Prior to joining Law Offices of John A. Mendoza, Mr. Vargas spent time representing builders and advising on international business transactions, and advocating for the rights of growers and shippers of agricultural products. Mr. Vargas is admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Vargas is married, has three sons, and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, surfing, and attending church. Mr. Vargas also sits on the board of directors for a non-profit organization. Mr. Vargas has successfully litigated numerous workers’ compensation claims.

Jerry C. Chang

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Jerry Chang obtained his BA degrees at the University of Southern California, majoring in Business Administration and Cinema Television Business. Subsequently, Mr. Chang obtained his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he was a Dean’s Scholarship recipient and a law clerk of the Center of Disability Rights. Mr. Chang is currently admitted to the California State Bar. Before joining Law Offices of John A. Mendoza, Mr. Chang practiced extensively in the fields of contracts and commercial/residential real estate.

Craig R. Holiday

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Craig is a litigator with a wide variety of experience in all matters of litigation involving motions, depositions, mediations, arbitrations and trials in the business, real estate and employer/employee contexts. He has represented clients before the Superior Court, the California Labor Commissioner, the California State Athletic Commission (Boxing Commission), the California Workers Compensation Appeals Board as well as cases before California Appellate Courts and Federal Courts.

Jonathan P. Brian

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Mr. Brian is a member of the Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles and California Applicant’s Attorneys Association. He has worked for various self-help legal associations and has tried numerous workers’ compensation cases successfully.

Jennie Kim

Workers' Compensation Attorney

Jennie Kim joined Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Mendoza in 2012. She focuses exclusively on representing injured workers in workers’ compensation cases. Ms. Kim obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine, graduating cum laude with a major in Psychology. She received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. Before joining Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin and Mendoza, Ms. Kim practiced in the field of immigration.

William Carr

Social Security Disability

Mr. Brian is a member of the Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles and California Applicant’s Attorneys Association. He has worked for various self-help legal associations and has tried numerous workers’ compensation cases successfully.


You no doubt have many questions regarding work injuries, the benefits you
may be eligible for and the procedures you must go through in order to obtain these benefits.

You should find the questions and answers below helpful.

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How much does it cost to retain the services of your law firm?

The consultation is absolutely free. You will never pay any money out of pocket for our services. Our law firm gets paid a percentage of any settlement or award. The attorney fee is 15% of the amount of the settlement or award. If we do not win a settlement or award, our law firm does not get paid.

I cannot travel to your office because of my injury. Will this be a problem?

No problem at all. There is no need to travel to our office. We can send someone to you, whether you are in the hospital, at home, or at another location. Often times, we can send someone the very same day you call our office.

How much experience does your law firm have?

Our law firm has been litigating workers’ compensation cases for more than 30 years. We have handled over 10,000 workers’ comp claims and have won more than $100 million in awards and settlements in the past 15 years alone.

Can my boss fire me if i file a workers' comp claim, or retain an attorney?

It is against the law for an employer to discriminate against an employee for filing a workers’ comp claim or retaining legal council.

I already hired an attorney. Is it too late to hire your law firm to handle my claim?

It’s not too late to retain our law firm for your workers’ comp claim. If we feel you have a good case, we can easily take over the handling of your claim. In fact, we will contact the other law firm for you and inform them that we will be taking over the case and handling your workers’ compensation claim.

What if my injury is so severe that I will no longer be able to work?

If it has been determined that your injury is severe enough that you will no longer be able to perform the duties of your job, you may be eligible for vocational retraining in addition to other settlements and awards. Vocational retraining is where you get trained to perform a new occupation you will be able to perform regardless of the injury you sustained in your previous occupation.

Should I trust the doctor that my employer is sending me to?

NO! You should not trust the doctor that your employer or the insurance company is sending you to. Generally speaking, these doctors owe their livelihood to the insurance companies, therefore they tend to have the insurance company’s best interest in mind rather than yours. The team of physicians that we use have proven that they have the best interest of the injured worker in mind.

What if I get injured at work, but I’m not in this country legally?

Even if you are not a legal citizen of the United States, you are still entitled to medical treatment, or disability payments depending on the severity of your injury. You may also be eligible to receive vocational retraining if your injury is severe enough that you will no longer be able to perform the duties of your job.


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