Every month, a reader asks one of our sponsor legal experts about a work-related issue. These building trades law professionals respond in an Organized Labor exclusive. This month’s expert is Jonathan Davis of the Arns Law Firm. Ask Jonathan a question at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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I was seriously injured at work and am very angry because my workers compensation benefits don’t cover my lost wages and benefits, especially health care for my family. Why not?

The workers compensation system can be extremely frustrating because it only provides temporary money benefits and health care for your injury. The system does not pay lost wages and benefits or compensate for loss of enjoyment of life (“pain and suffering”). Those damages are only available through a lawsuit in court because under the law a person injured on the job generally cannot bring a lawsuit against their employer or co-worker. If you are injured because another company was negligent and is responsible, or a product failed, you could bring a lawsuit and recover the full value of what you have lost. Contact an attorney who can explain to you all the options to protect you and your family’s future.

-Jonathan Davis, Founder of The Arns Law Firm, San Francisco, CA
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Jonathan Davis

This Month's Expert; Jonathan Davis

Jonathan has dedicated his working life to representing working people. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was an International Representative and National Field Director for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union. After representing workers in arbitrations throughout the West, Jonathan joined The Arns Law Firm and dedicates himself to representing injured workers and their families devastated by catastrophic injuries as well wage and hour and consumer class actions. Jonathan is bilingual in Spanish and is past Chairman of the non-profit affordable housing organization the African American Construction Workers Association (AACWA). Jonathan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Local 261 Community Service and Training Foundation and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California.

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