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Irvine's Leading Accident Lawyers




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What Our Past Clients Have To Say About Us

Yoshi and Cynthia really care about you, and about making sure you get treatment for your injuries! They are experienced, fearless, and kind. I highly recommend them if you’ve been hurt in a car accident, or other accident. They really fight for what you need after you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence.

Jen H.
Rating: 5

Yoshi and his team provided me thee best counsel I could have ever asked for. I was hit by a car while walking across the street, and Kubota & Craig got me the highest settlement possible. In addition to winning my case, I learned valuable life lessons from Yoshi. He is an incredible person and a wonderful lawyer. I couldn’t recommend him more!

Wendy L.
Rating: 5

Highly recommend Yoshi Kubota for anything legal related. He was professional throughout our entire experience and went above and beyond what anyone could have asked for. Yoshi and his associates were always in constant contact with us, kept us up to date with any information regarding our case and informed us of any changes. We never hesitated to call for any questions and they were always quick to respond. While our case took time, his team never once lost interest while maintaining a high level of professionalism. His team really made an effort to ensure we were properly treated with respect and care. Could not have asked for better service. Thank you Yoshi & Craig.

Noudeng S.
Rating: 5

What can be a very scary and intimidating experience turned out to be so pleasurable after meeting Cynthia Craig and Yoshi Kubota – trustworthy, easy to talk to, patient, informative, and there for you every step of the way. Thank you for going above and beyond for me during such trying times. I am so fortunate to have met you all. Highly highly recommend!

Rating: 5

Work Injury Lawyer Orange County

When you went into the supplies closet at work in search of copy paper, a large, heavy box fell from an overhead shelf and landed on your foot. Now you have a metatarsal fracture and are facing time off from work plus a mountain of medical bills. What do you do now? How do you navigate California Worker’s Compensation law? The work injury lawyers at Kubota & Craig can help.

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First Steps Following an Injury at Work

1. If you have been injured at work, report the incident to your employer, even if you think your injury is minor.

2. Fill out the “employee” section of a Worker’s Compensation claim form as soon as possible and submit it to your employer, who will complete the “employer” section. If you mail it in, use registered mail and get a receipt.

3. Get medical care if you haven’t already done so. Keep records of your bills, including ER, office visits, and prescription medications.

4. Contact a work injury attorney for legal guidance and support.

Even if your injury seems inconsequential at the time it happens, make sure your employer is aware of the accident. It is the employer’s job to forward a report to the California Worker’s Compensation claims administrator, who then determines if there are grounds for your claim. If the administrator accepts the claim, you are eligible for compensation for any medical bills or time missed from work that results from your workplace injury.

Your Legal Rights After an On-the-Job Injury

Although the laws governing worker’s insurance vary from state to state, several basic rights apply to most workers:

  • The right to file a claim for a job-related injury or illness
  • The right to seek medical help
  • The right to return to your job once you get your doctor’s okay
  • The right to disability compensation, either temporarily or long-term
  • The right to appeal a decision pertaining to your case that you don’t agree with
  • The right to representation by a work injury lawyer from start to finish

Let’s say your employer shrugs off your report of a workplace injury, saying that you knew the dangers of the job when you took it. That does not, by any means, have to be the end of the issue. If you know your rights under California law, you know that your employer has a legal obligation to submit your claim to the appropriate person at your local Worker’s Compensation office.

Once you are fully recovered and ready to return to your job, what happens if your employer says the company has replaced you? According to the California Labor Code, an employer cannot legally fire you or any of your coworkers who support you after you have filed an injury claim.

Also, if your doctor recommends restriction on some activities after you return to your job, your employer cannot discriminate against you due to your disability. State and federal laws prohibit such discrimination.

Even if you are on good terms with your employer prior to your injury, protecting your rights and your health has to be your first priority. It is impossible to predict how smoothly the claim process, your recovery, and your return to work might go. An Orange County work injury attorney will provide the legal support you need.

What Are Third-Party Accidents?

You have probably heard stories of denied claims, difficult employers, and economic loss from others who have filed Worker’s Compensation claims. The fact is that California Worker’s Compensation does not always cover all your injury-related expenses. For example, worker’s insurance reimburses your direct cash outlay for medical care, but it does not compensate the cost of your pain and suffering.

If someone outside your workplace is partially at fault for your accident, you can take that party to court to recover your losses too. Some examples of third-party culpability include:

  • Defective product liability: a design flaw in machinery causes your hand injury.
  • Premises liability: construction at a conference site causes you to slip and fall.
  • A coworker’s or employer’s negligence: a carelessly placed box falls on your foot and breaks it.

The above situations may give you cause to sue a product manufacturer, the owner of your conference site, or a coworker in addition to your Worker’s Compensation claim. Any third party whose negligence or intentional actions led to your accident is likely liable to some degree.

Some of the damages your lawyer may be able to recover for you in a third-party accident case are similar to the compensation you would get from Worker’s Compensation, such as payment of injury-related expenses. Others, such as payment for your pain and suffering, are only available to you through a third-party action.

Work Injury Trends and Statistics

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly three out of 100 private industry employees in the U.S. experienced on-the-job injuries or illnesses in 2019. Of these workers, 888,220 missed at least one day of work as a result.

Employees in the following lines of work experienced the most accidents/illnesses:

  • Manufacturing
  • Nursing assistance
  • Commercial truck driving
  • Freight and materials movers
  • Construction work
  • Stocking and order filling

Although significantly lower than the number of worker injuries and illnesses in 2019, a total of 5,333 work injury fatalities occurred as well. That amounts to 3.5 per 100,000 employees. One out of five fatalities involved workers in the commercial trucking/moving and sales industries.

From these numbers alone, it is evident that workplace injuries frequently happen across virtually all types of jobs in the U.S. In the vast majority of cases, these injuries and fatalities result from accidents on the job. Most victims qualify for Worker’s Compensation, but not all of them receive full compensation.

When to Hire an Irvine Work Injury Attorney

If you have experienced a workplace injury or a loved one has been killed on the job in the Irvine/Orange County region, your best source for legal knowledge, experience, and support is a work injury law firm. Get in touch with us at Kubota & Craig of Irvine, Cal., for the assistance you need. We can help you through this difficult time by making sure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to. Give us a call today at 949-218-5676 to schedule a free initial consultation.


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Josie FlemingJosie Fleming
03:58 31 May 23
I had the misfortune of being in a car accident near the Irvine Spectrum Center last year, but the amazing team at Kubota & Craig turned my luck around. They were friendly and helpful from day one, and thanks to their diligence, I received a great settlement. My family and I are truly happy with the results. Highly recommended.
Jayne PetersonJayne Peterson
12:52 21 May 23
Having been involved in my first car accident, I was feeling very stressed about it. But after searching for car accident lawyers in Irvine and speaking with Yoshi Kubota, I was definitely feeling better about what lie ahead of me. I had full confidence in their ability to get me the maximum amount possible in my situation. Even though they are a very busy firm, they always took the time to answer my questions and address my concerns. I'm so glad I went with this law firm. If you're in need of a car accident lawyer in Irvine, I highly recommend them for their expertise and exceptional service.
Elaine WrightElaine Wright
15:13 20 May 23
If you're in need of the best car accident lawyers in Orange County, California, look no further than Kubota & Craig. They provided top-notch service, and although I wouldn't wish an accident on anyone, I highly recommend them to represent you. Their team was great, and I was always so impressed with Yoshi who handled my case. He got me a fantastic result and was a class-act every step of the way.
Carmen SimpsonCarmen Simpson
05:40 19 May 23
As a satisfied client of Kubota & Craig, I highly recommend their services for anyone in need of an Orange County car accident lawyer. Yoshi and Cynthia's team were exceptional in handling my complex case with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. Throughout the process, they were always available to answer any questions or concerns I had, providing me with much-needed peace of mind. Dealing with insurance adjusters can be a daunting task, but Kubota & Craig made it stress-free. From start to finish, their dedicated team worked tirelessly to ensure that my case was resolved in my favor. I'm grateful for their assistance and thankful to have had such a great group of people by my side during this difficult time. For anyone seeking a reliable car accident lawyer in Orange County, I highly recommend Kubota & Craig.
Vickie StanleyVickie Stanley
09:56 18 May 23
Kubota & Craig provided excellent service as my car crash lawyer. They handled both my case professionally, efficiently, and honestly, helping me get the medical attention I needed and resolving issues with car insurance. The team kept us informed throughout the process and addressed any concerns. I highly recommend their firm.
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