The Law Office of Nicholas Sheedy has been a leader in Workers’ Compensation cases for over 15 years. We’re proud to enforce the rights of injured police officers, firefighters, public safety officers, and private sector workers throughout the state of California.
Our team of Workers’ Compensation attorneys and staff work together to provide exceptional counsel and assistance to injured workers from the onset of their case through litigation and appeal. Here are some words from Nicholas himself:
This is a very valid question that is posed to me nearly every day. I tell all injured workers who are prospective clients the same thing. Namely, where the case is that their injury is beyond simple first aid, or has not completely resolved in a couple months or is even potentially surgical, then a good specialized worker’s comp attorney is a must to protect the applicant’s various rights under the California Labor Code. After all, the insurance adjuster is an expert who handles solely worker’s comp claims for a living. As such, adjusters know all the “ins and outs” of workers comp law to benefit their insurance company and usually to the detriment of the unrepresented injured worker. This is simply how they’ve been trained and often they have been trained to mislead the injured worker/applicant.
If you know very little about cars, wouldn’t you feel a lot safer going to a reputable mechanic rather than servicing your own brakes? The same rule applies here. The insurance company is comprised of experts to serve the insurance carrier’s interests, NOT yours as the injured worker. That is where the Law Office if Nicholas Sheedy comes in. We hold the insurance companies’ feet to the fire daily for our clients. When an adjuster will not authorize something medically necessary, my office first makes demands, then files Petitions for Penalties promptly against the insurance carrier and proceed towards trial. Often we are in court in matter of a couple weeks to try the matter and gain our clients’ much needed medical care. There are specific rules the insurance company must follow. If they don’t, we hold them and keep them fully accountable.