SUZANNE PATRICIA PORRAZZO, ATTORNEY AT LAW CALL: 858.436.5493
Worker's Compensation cases can be very complex. You need an attorney advocate who will fight for the maximum benefit from your insurance provider or from the State of California. Ms. Porrazzo is a member of the California Applicant Attorney Association which is a statewide organization that strives to protect worker's rights. As a member of the National Sports Lawyers Association, her practice is uniquely designed to protect professional athletes including Olympic hopefuls, horse riders including jockeys, exercise riders and professional and semi-professional equestrians, yoga instructors, surfers, and any current or former members University of Southern California football, basketball or tennis team.
Winner's Circle Law presently represents clients with traumatic brain Injuries, orthopedic injuries, back & neck injuries, hand injuries, and professional athletes in the horse racing industry and stunt riders in the entertainment industry. Ms. Porrazzo has a masters degree in broadcasting and brings to her entertainment clients her industry experience with TMZ's Harvey Levin and the television show LUCK on HBO.
In regards to professional surfers, Ms. Porrazzo has experience protecting the oceans and has worked for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). While completing her masters in broadcast journalism at USC, Ms. Porrazzo completed a documentary film on surfing and has a strong respect for the sport. She welcomes all inquiries from all surfers.
Workers’ Compensation in California: A Guidebook for Injured Workers
The California Workers Compensation Law is designed to protect both the employee and the employer in the event of an on-the-job injury. The State of California Department of Industrial Relations - Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) monitors the administration of workers' compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers' compensation benefits.
These claims include on-the-job injuries due to a specific event or injuries that occur over time due to repetitive physical stress such as carpal tunnel syndrome and leg problems, and work related illnesses such as hypertension, breathing proplems exposure to toxic substances, chemicals or fumes. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), oversees safety.
Note: Pursuant to Labor Code Section 5432(a), making a false or fraudulent Worker's Compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison.