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Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson

Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson

Los Angeles Workers' Compensation & Immigration Lawyers
  • Workers' Compensation, Immigration Law
  • California
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Attorney at Law | Professor of Law | Certified Specialist
Expert Witness | Legal Analyst | Author

NMJ@NikkiJacobson.com

(888) 207-9600 (310) 277-2266
(818) 276-9866 (213) 275-3012


For over 20 years, Attorney Nikki Jacobson has been a dedicated advocate for California injured workers and immigrants from all over the world. She has focused her practice of law exclusively on workers’ compensation and immigration law. Los Angeles Work Injury & Immigration Lawyer

Ms. Jacobson began her legal career in 1997 after earning her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and her admission to The State Bar of California. She is a highly respected and involved member of the legal community. As a committed Los Angeles lawyer, Ms. Jacobson continues to be a strong advocate and ally. As a refugee, she understands the issues and hardships her clients face everyday.

She has been recognized for legal knowledge and experience by Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyers, Avvo.com and Martindale Hubbell.

Ms. Jacobson is also a Professor of Law at West Los Angeles College, a regular guest speaker and a valued member of a number of legal organizations. She is also an author and editor of several legal publications.

Areas of Practice:
Work Injury & Immigration Law
Workers’ Compensation (Certified Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization)
Immigration & Naturalization Law

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Farsi: Spoken
  • Persian: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Los Angeles Workers' Compensation & Immigration Lawyers
Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson, Attorney at Law
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For over 20 years, Attorney Nikki Jacobson has been a dedicated advocate for California injured workers and immigrants from all over the world. She has focused her practice of law exclusively on workers’ compensation and immigration law. Los Angeles Work Injury & Immigration Lawyer Ms. Jacobson began her legal career in 1997 after earning her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and her admission to The State Bar of California. She is a highly respected and involved member of the legal community. As a committed Los Angeles lawyer, Ms. Jacobson continues to be a strong advocate and ally. As a refugee, she understands the issues and hardships her clients face everyday. She has been recognized for legal knowledge and experience by Los Angeles Magazine, Super Lawyers, Avvo.com and Martindale Hubbell. Ms. Jacobson is also a Professor of Law at West Los Angeles College, a regular guest speaker and a valued member of a number of legal organizations. She is also an author and editor of several legal publications. Areas of Practice: Work Injury & Immigration Law Workers’ Compensation (Certified Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization) Immigration & Naturalization Law
Education
California St Univ Northridge
Undergraduate Degree
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Law Degree
Awards
Super Lawyers
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Superb Immigration Lawyer
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AV Preeminent Rating
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Platinum Client Champion
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Professional Associations
California Applicant Attorneys Association
Board Member
Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 192006
Member
- Current
Certifications
Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist
California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
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9 Questions Answered

Q. The carrier accepted my claim been 30 days yet to pay any workers Compensation benefits ,
A: If you are still qualified for temporary disability and the doctor has submitted the necessary forms/reporting to the insurance company, the insurance company must pay you an additional 10 percent of the payment, if the claims administrator sends a payment late. This is true even if there was a reasonable excuse for the delay. However, there’s no penalty if the claims administrator can’t determine, in the first 14 days after your employer learned about your injury, whether TD benefits must be paid and sends you a delay letter. Have you received a delay letter? You could be awarded a total of 25 percent of each late payment, up to $10,000, if there was no reasonable excuse for the delay. You should consult with a local attorney with workers' compensation experience. www.NikkiJacobson.com
Q. If a dog bit me while I was working in my office, can I file for workers' compensation?
A: AOE/COE. “Arising out of and in the course of employment,” or caused by a worker’s job and occurring while working. An injury or illness must be AOE/COE to be covered by workers’ compensation. So the specific facts of your case will be important to determine liability on your case.
Q. Can I fire my workman's comp lawyer and get a new lawyer if I think my current lawyer is not being helpful
A: However, be careful that if you fire your lawyer, another lawyer is willing to take the case. You should consult with a new lawyer BEFORE firing your current lawyer.
Q. The insurance carrier accepted my claim, it has been almost 30 days since they accepted my claim, I have yet to be paid.
A: If your injury is covered by workers’ compensation, your first TD payment is due within 14 days after your employer learns that: • You have a job injury or illness; and • Your treating doctor says your injury prevents you from doing your job. You should receive this payment from the claims administrator. The claims administrator must also send you a letter explaining how the payment amount was calculated. After the first payment, TD benefits must be paid every two weeks, for as long as you are eligible.
Q. I was hurt in 2015 and currently work under modified duty for my Employer. Do the 104 weeks of Worker's Comp apply to me
A: TD payments begin when your doctor says you can’t do your usual work for more than three days or you get hospitalized overnight. Payments must be made every two weeks. Generally, TD stops when you return to work, or when the doctor releases you for work, or says your injury has improved as much as it’s going to. If you were injured between April 19, 2004 and Jan. 1, 2008, your TD payments won’t last more than 104 weeks from the first payment for most injuries. Those injured on or after Jan. 1, 2008 are eligible to receive 104 weeks of disability payments within a five-year period. The five-year period is counted from the date of injury. Payments for a few long-term injuries, such as severe burns or chronic lung disease, can go longer than 104 weeks. TD payments for these injuries can continue for up to 240 weeks of payment within a five-year period. You can also file a state disability insurance (SDI) claim with the Employment Development Department. You should file this claim even if your workers’ comp case is accepted. This will allow you to get SDI payments after the 104 weeks of TD payments if you are still too sick or hurt to go back to work. To learn more call 1- 800-480-3287 or visit their website at www.edd.ca.gov/disability.
Q. stepson is out on workmans comp the business is temp shut down due to fires. should he continue to be paid wrkmns com
A: Payment of temporary disability (TD) benefits is based on the medical reports provided by the primary treating physician (PTP) and his or her determination. Regardless of the business now being open or not. An injured worker MAY get up to 104 weeks of TD based on the doctor's reporting. There are exceptions to the 104 week limit.
Q. I tore a tendon in my foot trying to catch the elevator at//before work. Should comp or regular insurance cover this?
A: Based on further facts, this may be a workers' compensation matter however you should definitely consult with an experienced workers' compensation attorney. Work injury lawyers provide free consultations and it could as simple as a phone call.
Q. On workman's comp, if your not satisfied with the treatments, can you go elsewhere and still be covered?
A: If your employer/insurance company has a medical provider network, MPN, you are to treat with the doctors within their network. However there are exceptions: going to the emergency room, if your case is denied, if the doctor within a specific specialty is not in the network, or the doctor is too far away. There may be are legal reasons why you can treat outside of the MPN however those are very fact specific.
Q. Why would an claims adjsuter suddenly say that all further communication must be directed to his/her attorney?
A: If you are represented by an attorney, the insurance company and their attorneys are NOT ALLOWED to speak with you without your attorney's presence or permission. If you have an attorney, there should be no reason to call the adjuster directly. EVERYTHING should be handled through your attorney.
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