Jeffrey "Jeff" Shalmi is well-known for his aggressive and strong representation of his esteemed clients. He firmly handles every case with the comprehensiveness and diligence necessary to recover the largest settlements and awards legally possible. He will tackle the common misconceptions that participants in the workers'compensation system hold, so as to move the case forward towards the most logical and advantageou outcome for his clients.
From the inital preparation and filing of a workers’ comp claim form, through the entire litigation process, through trial and appeal, Mr. Shalmi aggressively pursues the injured worker’s best interests in a timely and effective fashion to obtain maximum temporary disability, medical benefits and long term disability payments. His objective for each client is to obtain the appropriate medical care necessary, and ultimately to negotiate the most favorable settlement, or else prevail at trial.
Significant W.C. Cases
Joel de La Cerda v. Martin Selko & Co. (ADJ2970937) (WCAB Van Nuys District Office):
The WCAB overturned the Workers' Compensastion Judge, indicating that he should not have discounted the internal AME’s medical opinion whereby the doctor found that addition of the applicant's P.D. was preferred over use of the combined values chart.
Williams v. County of Los Angeles (ADJ7388209) (WCAB Van Nuys District Office):
The WCAB upheld a finding by the WCJ of entitlement to 24/7 home health care. The defendant had been authorizing 8 hours of home care 5 days per week through an agency for some time.
Hikida vs. WCAB (Costco Wholesale Corp.) (B279412):
The applicant had developed complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) as a result of failed surgery, which was authorized by her employer, Costco, to treat the industrial carpal tunnel injury to her hands.
Lopez vs. General Wax (ADJ9365173) (WCAB Van Nuys District Office):
While working as a candle maker for the employer, the applicant got her right index finger stuck in the machine, resulting in a partial amputation of the finger.