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Orange County Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Who We Are

The Law Office of Joseph E. Richards is a firm comprised of dedicated attorneys that serve and advocate for the compensation and wage/hour rights of all workers across both Los Angeles and Orange counties and 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.

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, the Law Office of Joseph E. Richards 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

The Law Office of Joseph E. Richards 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 Orange County Workers’ Compensation lawyers, our firm is starting to diversify into areas of employment law such as wage and hour and Social Security Disability benefits. However, at its core, the Law Office of Joseph E. Richards remains committed to aiding injured workers with their Workers’ Compensation cases.

Aside from our growth and success, our attorneys have a total 6 years of experience in Workers’ Compensation including handling several cases at trial and representing clients at well over a hundred hearings. In fact, the firm takes pride in the fact that Joseph E. Richards earned the distinction of Certified Specialist in the area of Workers’ Compensation from the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Where We are Located

The Law Office of Joseph E. Richards proudly serves clients all across the state of California in Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, and Imperial 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

The Law Office of Joseph E. Richards 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.
  • 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 Orange 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. The Law Office of Joseph E. Richards 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.
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.

The Law Office of Joseph E. Richards 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 the Law Office of Joseph E. Richards, 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!

Client Reviews
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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.
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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. The Law Office of Joseph E. Richards 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
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