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Meet Our
Dedicated Team

  • Debbie Yeh Joe, Esq.
    Debbie Yeh Joe, Esq.
    Debbie Yeh Joe, Esq.

    Debbie Joe is a Founding Partner, with over 15 years of legal experience. She works tirelessly balancing an empathetic ear and an aggressive case handling approach on behalf of injured workers.

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  • Katherine Southard, Esq.
    Katherine Southard, Esq.
    Katherine Southard, Esq.

    Katherine Southard is a native of New York, and has worked bi-coastally for over 10 years. Katherine is licensed to practice law in the states of California and New York.

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  • Jennifer Yeoh, Esq.
    Jennifer Yeoh, Esq.
    Jennifer Yeoh, Esq.

    Jennifer Yeoh is a Founding Partner, with over 14 years of experience, specializing in workers’ compensation law. She aggressively defends the rights of those who have been injured on the job.

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Workers' Compensation Lawyers Los Angeles, CA

At Joe, Southard & Yeoh LLP, our Workers’ Compensation attorneys in Los Angeles, CA focus on helping individuals who are hurt at work. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you today, whether you are involved in an accident at work, or your work injury has worsened over time because of your job duties.

Why Choose Our Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Lawyers?

  • Over $1 million recovered by our workers’ compensation attorneys
  • Over 45 years combined experience
  • No fee unless we win for you

What is Workers’ Compensation?

California Workers’ Compensation laws were designed to protect and provide for employees who have been injured on the job. In California, Workers’ Compensation benefits may include providing the injured employee with a wage replacement while the injured worker is off work, undergoing medical treatment and recovering from the work injury. This relieves financial strain and stress from the injured employee and allows an opportunity for recovery.

The attorneys of Joe, Southard & Yeoh LLP work aggressively to help California employees obtain all the Workers’ Compensation benefits they are entitled to when they have been hurt at work. This allows our clients to focus on treatment and recovery from their work injuries.

A large percentage of our clients are referrals from previous clients who have been satisfied with our work. We are passionate about helping people when they have been injured on the job. We are dedicated to assisting our clients when they have been hurt at work, and we are happy to have had a positive effect on our clients’ lives.

Different Kinds of Workplace Accidents

We represent employees in all types of work injuries and work-related illnesses. Here are some examples of types of accidents that frequently happen in the workplace:

  • Construction Accidents
  • Electrocutions and Burns
  • Equipment Malfunctions
  • Fatal Accidents
  • Manufacturing Accidents
  • Office Accidents
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries (Rotator Cuff Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Continuous / Cumulative Trauma injuries
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spine Injuries, including Neck, Back, and Spinal Cord
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stress or Psychological Injuries

Common Industries Where Accidents Occur

Our clients suffer from a wide variety of injuries and include those injured in many industries:

  • Carpentry Accidents
  • Foodservice Accidents
  • Manufacturing Accidents
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Warehouse Worker Accidents
  • Mechanic Accidents
  • Corporate Office Accidents
  • Maintenance and Janitorial Accidents
  • Healthcare Provider Accidents
  • Assisted Living / Caregiver Accidents
  • Airline Industry Accidents
  • Moving or Trucking Accidents
  • Public Transportation Accidents
  • Landscaping / Gardening Accidents
  • Retail Accidents
  • Security Worker and Patrol Accidents
  • Health & Fitness Accidents

Occupational Diseases Due to Exposure

  • Asbestos
  • Loud noises resulting in hearing loss
  • Herbicides
  • Paint Fumes and Gases
  • Pesticides
  • Radiation
  • Solvents
  • Toxic Chemical Exposure
  • Extended computer work resulting in vision loss

What Should I Do When I Am Injured at Work?

It’s natural to feel hesitant and scared after a work injury. However, the California Workers’ Compensation system was designed to protect injured workers. First, notify your manager or supervisor that an injury has occurred. This puts the employer on notice of your injury.

Next, it is crucial to act quickly and speak with one of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys right away. We will take care of the paperwork and assist you with your Workers’ Compensation claim so you can focus on recovering from your work injury.

Why Do I Need an Attorney for My Work Injury?

Our attorneys and staff are devoted to getting the best results for our clients. We understand being injured on the job is one of the largest hurdles our clients may face during their lives when they are unable to work and provide financially for themselves or their families so we are personally invested in each case, and aggressively handle each claim to obtain successful results for our clients.

There are many deadlines and procedures that need to be followed by an injured worker to successfully obtain benefits in California’s complex Workers’ Compensation system. By hiring our law office, you can rest assured that you’ll be working directly with a knowledgeable, licensed attorney that will act quickly to help you get the medical treatment and benefits you are entitled to after being injured at work. This will allow you to focus on recovery and healing from your work injury.

We work proactively on our clients’ behalf to fight for their medical treatment, for the paid time off work in the form of wage loss or wage replacement, as well as other Workers’ Compensation benefits our clients are entitled to after suffering a work injury in California.

When to Call

Our attorneys should be contacted immediately after a work accident happens, or as soon as you notice any pain or discomfort that could be caused by your work duties. This allows us to act quickly and aggressively on your behalf and ensure no Workers’ Compensation requirements or timelines are missed.

If you have suffered any type of work injury, contact our law office today for a complimentary, no cost consultation with one of our attorneys.

What Are Cumulative Trauma Injuries?

Cumulative trauma injuries are those that occur over time often due to prolonged and repetitive work duties. Below are just a few examples of the types of cases in which we have successfully represented our clients with their cumulative trauma injuries:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Repetitive Back Strain
  • Illnesses and Diseases from exposure to asbestos, paint or other toxins
  • Construction, factory or vocational injuries caused by performing repetitive motions and duties
  • Illnesses from hazardous exposure
  • Respiratory injuries
  • Hearing loss and Vision loss
  • Psychological injuries (including but not limited to anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder) to sleep loss and stomach problems due to ongoing stress on the job

One sign that repetitive work duties have caused injury or disability is when an employee begins taking over-the-counter pain reliever during or after work. Additionally, should an employee need to wear a wrist brace, back support or other assistive device while working, this may be a sign that repetitive, prolonged work duties have caused injury. For others, it may be needing to lie down and rest after returning home from a long day’s work to alleviate pain and discomfort from a work day. These are signs that work may be causing the employee’s pain and injury.

Our attorneys are here to help you when you have suffered a cumulative trauma injury. Read more or contact us today for a free consultation.

Why Choose Joe, Southard & Yeoh LLP?

We are aggressive attorneys that take a proactive approach to each client’s case. We provide individual, personalized attention. We understand that when an injured worker contacts us, he or she is going through a difficult time and requires immediate help. We give every case priority.

We are proud to have earned the support of our clientele, who have referred us repeatedly to family members, co-workers, and friends. We take great pride in our clients’ referrals because that shows our clients trust us and have been so happy with their own Workers’ Compensation case results that they confidently refer us to the people that are closest to them.

Client Satisfaction and Track Record of Success

We go the extra mile for our clients by anticipating exactly what the other side will argue when a claim has been filed. This allows us to apply various strategies to successfully obtain all the Workers’ Compensation benefits our clients are entitled to, which can include:

  • Medical treatment and medical care
  • Wage loss or wage replacement for time off work
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher to assist with vocational retraining

Why Did Your Attorneys Decide to Focus on Work Injury Claims?

We chose to focus on helping injured employees with their workers’ compensation claims because of the relationships we build with our clients in their time of need. After sustaining an injury, our clients arrive to our office hurt and often scared of what will happen next. They are concerned about how they will provide for themselves and their families when they require medical treatment and may need time off work to recover.

Our goal is to help our clients reach a better physical and mental condition, and to get them back on their feet again after they have been hurt on the job. We offer solutions so that our clients can focus on recovery and healing, and in many instances, obtain paid time off work with a wage replacement to ease the financial burden caused by the injury. We give our clients excellent representation, guidance and hope after they have been injured on the job.

The greatest reward comes at the end of a case when our clients thank us for helping them obtain a successful result. It continues when they refer us to help their friends, family and co-workers, who also are hurt on the job.

We go the extra mile for our clients. Given our experience, our workers’ compensation attorneys can anticipate exactly what the other side will argue when a claim has been filed.

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys Today

We have 45 years combined legal experience invested in serving our clients’ best interests. Our firm is comprised of three licensed attorneys, and we are all active members of the State Bar of California as well as the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

One of our partners, Debbie Joe, has received the distinguished award of 10 Best Attorneys in Client Satisfaction in the Workers’ Compensation Division from the American Institute of Legal Counsel, in 2016 and 2017.

If you have been hurt at work – either in an accident or over a period of time – contact the accomplished Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Joe, Southard & Yeoh LLP in Los Angeles, CA today at (424) 325-2205. Each of our dedicated attorneys provides personal attention, and a knowledgeable legal perspective on how to proceed with your case. Our goal is to help you recover physically and financially when you have been injured on the job. Contact us today for a free consultation so that we may help you evaluate your claim. We look forward to hearing from you.

We are fluent in English, Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin).

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