A note from Founding Partner – Michael Akashian.
Over 30 years ago, I chose to represent injured workers after spending a couple of years representing an insurance company. From the inside, I was able to see how the insurance companies took advantage of injured workers who became disabled due to their workplace injury. I saw how much these people were struggling, and how much worse we were making their situation. These people needed help, and rather than continue to work against them, I chose to work with them.
Through representing injured workers, I have come to realize just how greatly these workplace injuries and lasting disabilities effect each person and his or her family. Whether it’s a mortgage or rent payment, I’ve seen how difficult it is for a family to try to survive on workers’ compensation benefits, which are at least 40% less than their average weekly wage. My goal is to help injured workers navigate the difficult and complicated workers compensation system and to help coordinate medical treatment. Having practiced in this area of law for over 30 years, I have built and fostered relationships with other lawyers, doctors, therapists and union officials. This has enabled me to develop a vast network of qualified people to assist those injured at work in getting their benefits as efficiently as possible.
We understand what you’re going through, but more importantly, we understand the process of getting you the benefits you need to get back on your feet. My extensive experience in this area of the law has taught me a lot about people, as well as a lot about myself. One of the most important things to me is mentoring and helping young lawyers who don’t have the experience to be simply thrown into the fire of the court system. I enjoy working law students and young lawyers, as many of my mentors did with me many, many years ago. My greatest joy is when one of these professional choses to practice in the area of workers compensation law. I have made it my mission to help those in need by providing them with a smooth and efficient process of receiving workers’ compensation benefits. It is my hope that other young lawyers embark on this mission too.
Welcome to our new website, where we will be posting about the latest news in workers compensation, as well as plenty of tips for young lawyers interested in the practice.