Riverside and San Bernardino County Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Who We Are

Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. is comprised of dedicated advocates for the compensation and rights of all workers throughout the Inland Empire. Through our representation, clients can expect us to do our best in helping them obtain the medical treatment they need, wages they are entitled to, and peace of mind to continue with their daily lives.

In addition, we recognize how important it is for our clients to preserve the relationship they have with their employer. We realize the last thing our clients want is a strained employment relationship or tense working environment. Because of that, our firm’s approach in dealing with employers and insurance companies is fair but firm, so that workers can ease their mind over fear of retaliation.

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Further, we are a group of attorneys that understands how stressful and helpless obtaining treatment or owed wages can be. In fact, we recognize how it can feel like an uphill battle. Therefore, one core belief our firm holds is providing legal representation in a manner that hopefully lessens the mental and emotional burden surrounding our clients’ minds. We think it’s the least we can do to help.

At the end of the day, Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. is there to lending a helping hand to those troubled by a workplace injury or seeking to get fairly compensated for their work.

Our Experience

Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. humbly started in 2012 as a solo practice focused solely on workers’ compensation. Over the last few years the organization has undergone several changes including the addition of new staff and attorneys and practice into new areas of law.

Instead of being merely an office of Riverside County Workers’ Compensation law the practice is starting to diversify into areas of employment law such as wage and hourand Social Security Disability benefits. However, at its core, Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. remains committed to aiding injured workers with their Workers’ Compensation cases.

Where We are Located

Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. proudly serves clients all across the state of California in Riverside County and San Bernardino County.

Moreover, you can find our two offices conveniently located in the heart of downtown Santa Ana and off I-15 South in Corona—only minutes away from our clients’ homes.

Our Services

Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. specializes in the areas of law listed below:

Workers’ Compensation

Becoming injured at work can happen to anyone, at any time. Workers’ compensation insurance is there to protect most CA employees who are injured on the job. However, navigating the workers’ compensation process can be daunting and time consuming. Here’s how we can help:

  • Advice on Notices. When a claim is filed, you may receive any number of notifications regarding the claim. These notices are not always easy to read and interpret. Hiring an experienced, knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney to provide advice can be a smart move. At Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., we can explain the language in a notice to you and advise you on your next steps.
  • Medical Treatment. A workers’ compensation attorney may be able to help you obtain medical, surgical, chiropractic, acupuncture, and hospital treatment after a workplace injury. If your employer isn’t cooperating or meeting their obligation to provide treatment, an Riverside and San Bernardino County workers' compensation attorney can help advise you on legal recourse.
  • Death Benefits. There may be benefits available for the family or dependents of a worker who is killed as a result of a work accident or injury. Benefits may include monthly payments, burial expenses, or lifetime payments for incapacitated minor dependents. A workers’ compensation lawyer may be able to help you determine your rights.
  • Processing Claims. Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. helps employees with their workers’ compensation claims needs using the most current processes and systems to make sure your claim is processed as quickly as possible.

In addition, we may also be able to offer advice regarding:

Wage and Hour

Businesses with employees in California must adhere to state and federal laws designed to protect employees. When an employer violates the law by failing to provide the opportunity to take breaks or by not calculating and paying regular and overtime compensation appropriately, an employment law attorney can help protect your rights and get you the compensation you’re owed.

With that said, every employee has the right to inspect and receive a copy of the personnel records that the employer maintains relating to the employee’s performance or to any grievance concerning the employee.

Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. may be able to review W-2 forms; I-9 forms; and any and all employment documents signed by employees, including, but not limited to waivers of any kind, arbitration agreements, performance evaluations, warnings, documents reflecting corrective action and/or discipline, grievances, job assignments and/or job descriptions related to employment to determine any wage and hour rights.

Social Security Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability benefits are generally paid to people who worked in jobs: (1) covered by Social Security and (2) have a medical condition that is expected to last at least one year or that will result in death.

It is estimated that 80 to 90 percent of initial Social Security Disability applications are denied. If you have disability claims that the Social Security Administration denied or if you believe that you weren’t given the right benefits proportionate to your medical condition, it’s important that you have an experienced attorney by your side that can represent and guide you throughout the complex process.

We, at Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C., have the right amount of experience and knowledge to help you with your Social Security Disability proceedings, provide case analysis, and assist with evidence collection necessary for successful representation during the hearing process.

Contact Our Offices Today for a Free Consultation!

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Client Reviews
“I'm glad i choose the Law Office of Joseph E Richards, because they were informative about my case, very professional,and i won my case, i will do business again.” Taletha H.
“Mr. Richards was one of three attorneys referred to me. He was the only attorney that took time to really listen to my situation to determine if he could help me. Mr. Richards is highly experienced, personable, and reassuring. Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. is tech savvy. He fights diligently for the best possible outcome for his clients. He handled my case easily. I would, without hesitation, refer my family, friends, and acquaintances to his law office.” Susan
“Joseph E. Richards is an amazing attorney not only did he help me with my workers compensation claim but he was a true professional and did everything with a timely manner! I will highly recommend Joseph E. Richards to anyone in need of help!” Bairon P.
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“The Law Office of Joseph Richards did a great job for my case. When I first approached them, they were helpful and walked me through the process. They gave me great service and were always professional. When I called or wrote to them, they answered immediately. I highly recommend this law firm to anyone. They are totally the best starting with the paralegal to Jeffrey Wong and Joseph Richards.” Betty S.
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