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Injured in the Workplace in Northern California?

Let My Family Help You Get the Recovery You Deserve.

“What’s My Case Worth?”

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Recipient of SuperLawyer Award 2016-2017

Recognized as Outstanding Lawyer in San Francisco Magazine

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Highly Regarded on Yelp

Recipient of SuperLawyer Award 2016-2017

Recognized as Outstanding Lawyer in San Francisco Magazine

Five Star Reviews on Google

Workplace Accident Attorneys with Over 40 Years Experience. Here’s what we will   Do For You  

We coordinate with your medical providers to handle medical bills.

We determine how to keep money coming in while you recover.

We deal with insurance adjusters and handle the claims process.

Workplace Accident Attorneys with Over 40 Years Experience. Here’s what we will

  Do For You  

We coordinate with your medical providers to handle medical bills.

We determine how to keep money coming in while you recover.

We deal with insurance adjusters and handle the claims process.

How The Wyatt Law Corp Car Accident Attorneys Can Help You

With over 40 years of experience helping clients injured in accidents and on the job, the father and sons legal team of the Wyatt Law Corporation are experts at recovering compensation for people who have been injured in an accident in Northern California.
Wow….how refreshing it is to speak with an attorney that actually takes their time listening to you and doesn’t make you feel rushed. I was very impressed with his professionalism and how knowledgeable he was. Thank you Russ for being so personable and attentive, I appreciate the quick responses and the solid guidance. I will definitely be recommending you! I rarely write reviews but felt the need to write this one because of how satisfied I was with his services. Andra C. - Sacramento, CA - 2/26/16

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A Family of Attorneys with over 40 Years of Experience Who Treat You Like Family

What makes the Law Office of Russ Wyatt unique is our commitment to family. The father and sons team of attorneys have been battling insurance companies for over 40 years and have achieved exceptional results for their clients throughout California. The Wyatt attorneys understand that being injured in a car accident it traumatic and requires a personal touch. Unlike some impersonal mega-firms where clients are simply looked at as dollars, the Wyatts strive to treat every client like a family member.
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Commitment and Compassion from Military Background

Before becoming an attorney, Russ Wyatt joined the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the invasion force that stormed Baghdad in 2003, reached the rank of Sergeant and was awarded a combat action ribbon. Russ’ military background taught him the importance of discipline and commitment in everything he does. Most importantly it taught him to show compassion towards people who sustained injuries. Russ knows that no amount of money can make up for serious injuries.
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Never Any Upfront Cost to You

The firm is committed to taking cases on contingency. That means that there is no upfront cost to you. From the moment you first contact the attorneys until the time you receive your settlement, there are no legal fees. The firm makes itself available for free consultations at either one of the offices located in Sacramento or Cameron Park. The attorneys know that their clients who are injured have a hard time coming to the office, so by appointment, they also meet with clients at locations that are convenient to them.
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No Medical Insurance, No Problem

If you are injured, the most important priority is to get you back on your feet. Not everybody has medical insurance or insurance that will pay for all the treatment they need. We work with doctors that take patients on lien. That means that they will treat you and postpone their payment until you receive your settlement.

How The Wyatt Law Corp Can Help You

With over 40 years of experience helping clients injured in accidents and on the job, the father and sons legal team of the Wyatt Law Corporation are experts at recovering compensation for people who have been injured in an accident in Northern California.
Wow….how refreshing it is to speak with an attorney that actually takes their time listening to you and doesn’t make you feel rushed. I was very impressed with his professionalism and how knowledgeable he was. Thank you Russ for being so personable and attentive, I appreciate the quick responses and the solid guidance. I will definitely be recommending you! I rarely write reviews but felt the need to write this one because of how satisfied I was with his services. Andra C. - Sacramento, CA - 2/26/16

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A Family of Attorneys with over 40 Years of Experience Who Treat You Like Family

What makes the Law Office of Russ Wyatt unique is our commitment to family. The father and sons team of attorneys have been battling insurance companies for over 40 years and have achieved exceptional results for their clients throughout California. The Wyatt attorneys understand that being injured in a car accident it traumatic and requires a personal touch. Unlike some impersonal mega-firms where clients are simply looked at as dollars, the Wyatts strive to treat every client like a family member.
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Commitment and Compassion from Military Background

Before becoming an attorney, Russ Wyatt joined the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the invasion force that stormed Baghdad in 2003, reached the rank of Sergeant and was awarded a combat action ribbon. Russ’ military background taught him the importance of discipline, commitment in everything he does. Most importantly it taught him compassion for other's injuries. Russ knows that no amount of money can make up for serious injuries and his perspective reminds him to treat clients with respect and compassion.
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Never Any Upfront Cost to You

The firm is committed to taking cases on contingency. That means that there is no upfront cost to you. From the moment you first contact the attorneys until the time you receive your settlement, there are no legal fees. The firm makes itself available for free consultations at either one of the offices located in Sacramento or Cameron Park. The attorneys know that their clients who are injured have a hard time coming to the office, so by appointment, they also meet with clients at locations that are convenient to them.
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No Medical Insurance, No Problem

The most important priority should be to get you back on your feet. Not everybody has medical insurance or insurance that will pay for all the treatment they need. We work with doctors that take patients on lien. That means that they will treat you and postpone their payment until you receive your settlement.

Our Attorneys

Our Attorneys

"Truly has his client's best interest at heart as opposed to his pocket book. Unfortunately, this is a rare quality to find in an attorney."

-Roger Patrick Niello

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"I'm very confident so far in the work he's done and that the outcome will be amazing! Russ is very knowledgeable and complete opposite of most attorneys that I know, I really enjoy spending time speaking with him (and that's saying a lot considering for most attorneys you have to pay by the hour to talk to them LOL!!!)"

-R.B.

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Sacramento Workers Comp and Workplace Injury Attorneys

Workplace injuries do not always happen in an office setting or in a parking lot: if your “workplace” is behind the wheel of a delivery vehicle or truck or if you are running an errand for the office, you can just as easily be injured in a car crash while on your way. In fact, given the prevalence of car crashes in California, in some industries you may be significantly more likely to be injured in a vehicle than in the workplace.

Most workers in California know or are informed at the time of hire that workers’ compensation benefits are available to them if they suffer a workplace injury or are otherwise injured or become ill while on the job. However, when one is injured behind the wheel of a car or truck, employees can become confused as to their rights to compensation. Should they file a workers’ compensation claim? Should they file a personal injury suit? Or should they file both?

The Wyatt Law Corp is passionate about helping those individuals injured in California car wrecks understand and exercise their legal rights, including those persons who were behind the wheel because of their employment.

Am I Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Generally speaking, an “employee” who is injured while “on the job” is eligible to apply for and receive workers’ compensation benefits. The two terms in “quotation marks” above are the two terms that are most often litigated in California workers’ compensation cases. In order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in California, a person must be injured while he or she:

  • Is an “employee,” as opposed to an independent contractor. Independent contractors who are hurt on the job are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In some cases, the delineation between an employee and independent contractor is clear – someone who is paid by the hour as opposed to the job or project is almost always considered to be an employee. In other cases, whether a person is an independent contractor or an employee can be a more difficult determination. The more control an employer has over the worker – the manner in which he or she does his or her job, the times at which the worker must be at work, and the appearance or uniform the worker must wear – the more likely the worker is properly classified as an “employee” as opposed to an independent contractor (regardless of what any contract or handbook says).
  • Is “on the job” and in the performance of his or her duties. Where the employee is running an errand for his or her employer or where driving is part of the employee’s job duties (i.e., a delivery driver who is engaged in making deliveries), an accident on the road will usually be considered “on the job.” A closer question exists when the employee’s job duties include driving or delivery but the employee is injured while on a “detour” – a personal errand. If the employee is injured at a time when the employee is engaged in a task that benefits the employer, then it is likely the employee will be considered to be “on the job.”

Workers’ compensation benefits are available as an exclusive remedy against an employee’s employer. This means that if the car crash is due to the employer’s own carelessness or the carelessness of a coworker (i.e., two delivery trucks from the same company collide with one another), the injured employee is not able to file a lawsuit against the employer for compensation. However, the injured employee may be able to file a lawsuit against a negligent third-party while still pursuing a workers’ compensation claim.

What Should I Do After a Workplace Accident on the Road?

If you are on the road for your employer and you are involved in a car wreck, your first concern should be your own health and safety. Move yourself and/or the vehicle to a safe location if you can do so without causing further injury or danger to yourself. If you are injured or suspect that you might be injured, summon emergency medical assistance as soon as possible.

Next, you should take the following actions:

  • If you have not summoned law enforcement officers and/or emergency assistance to the scene of the crash, do so;
  • Notify your employer of the crash as soon as practical. Notifying your employer should not take precedence over taking steps to safeguard your health and wellbeing; however, you should notify your employer at the earliest possible opportunity. You may verbally notify your employer, but you will need to notify your employer using a written statement, DWC Form 9783, or some other form provided by your employer. (Failing to timely report your accident can result in a denial of your workers’ compensation claim.)
  • Obtain the name, contact information, and insurance information of the other driver(s) involved in the crash. If there are witnesses who observed the crash or spoke with you or the other drivers after the crash, it would be helpful to obtain their names and contact information as well.
  • Record and document as many details about your accident as possible. As soon as you are able to do so, create a written record of the facts of what led to the crash. If you are able to take photographs of the accident scene (to include pictures of the overall location of the crash as well as damage to your vehicle), these can be very helpful in assisting your attorney to “reconstruct” the crash.

Contact a California Car Accident Attorney As Soon as Possible

If you need assistance following a car accident that occurs while on the road, look to The Wyatt Law Corp right away. Regardless of whether you are injured “on the job” or not, we can help ensure you obtain full and fair compensation for your injuries. Call Russ Wyatt and his experienced and dedicated legal team today at 916-277-8820.

 

We Serve the Following California Counties

We Serve the Following California Counties

Sacramento County
Placer County
El Dorado County
Yuba County
Yolo County
Solano County
Merced County
San Joaquin County
Calaveras County

Sacramento

901 H St. Suite 601
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph: (916) 277-8820

Cameron Park

3350 Country Club Dr. #202
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Ph: (530) 350-6645