Frequently Asked Questions
- Questions about the Longshore and Harbor Workers? Compensation Act?
- What benefits can an injured worker be entitled to?
- What kinds of legal problems can the Law Office of Steven M. Birnbaum help with?
- What is a cumulative trauma claim?
- Hearing loss alert
- About Steven M. Birnbaum
- Medical treatment
- Temporary disability payments
- Permanent disability payments
- Mileage reimbursement
- Job retraining / rehabilitation services
- Death benefits
Because we work with experienced trial lawyers in a vast array of legal specialties, we can help you with:
- 3rd party, personal injury
- American Disability Act
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Peculiar risk
- Social Security cases
- Veteran administration
- Long-term, short-term disability
- Discrimination under the Labor Code 132a
- Violation of safety and health conditions in the work place
- Medical malpractice
- Legal malpractice
The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act covers you for pain and other sympoms you feel as a result of gradual wearing out of joints and orther organs. If you are experiencing pain, that pain may need treatment and may even entitle you to payments under workers compensation.
If you have numbness in your hands, tingling and feelings of cold, CALL US, we may be able to help. It might be a sore knee that never goes away or the sore shoulder, neck or back that is stiff every morning when you get up or before you start work, or when a specific body part begins to hurt after a long, hard day of work. It also could be exposure to toxic substances or breathing bad air or dust in the workplace.
If you have any questions as to whether you might have a cumulative trauma claim, please contact the Law Office of Steven M. Birnbaum and ASK.
You may be missing out on benefits and permanent disability payments if you do not make a claim for hearing loss. Exposure to loud noise in the workplace through time may actually have damaged your hearing. If you have suffered such a loss you are entitled to worker's compensation benefits. Contact the Law Office of Steven M. Birnbaum NOW for information on how to protect your rights.
STEVEN M. BIRNBAUM, ESQ.
Born: August 14, 1948, New Jersey
Education: Attended New York University, New York, NY.
Graduated New College of California School of Law, San Francisco, 1978
CLE Seminars, National College of Advocacy
Government Service: Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), 1969-1970 (Carrollton, Ga.)
License to Practice: State of California, 1978; U.S. District Court, No. California;
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court
Certifications: Certified Workers Compensation Specialists, State Bar of California
Certified Specialist Maritime and Admiralty, State Bar of California
Clinical Extern, San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance 1978-80
Legal Assistance to the Elderly, San Francisco, CA
1978-1982 -- Staff Attorney
Clinical Advisor, New College School of Law (San Francisco, CA)
Law Offices of Steven M. Birnbaum, A Professional Corporation, 1983-present,
Specializing in Workers' Compensation under the Longshore and Harbor
Workers' Act and under the California Labor Code
Member, California State Bar, AAJ, California Applicants'
Board Member, Workplace Injury Law and Advocacy Group
Treasurer (Vice Chairman), 1995-1997, Treasurer Elect 2008, Treasurer 2008-2009, President 2009-2010 Past President, Winner President’s award twice
Chair, S.F. Bay Maritime Claimant's Bar; Past Chair, ATLA Workers' Compensation Section; Lecturer, National College of Advocacy
Advisor, Benefits Review Board Report Lexis Nexis pub.
Advisor, Annual Longshore Conference, Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana
Founder and Director of WILG’s Annual Longshore Claimant’s Bar Seminar since 2006
Fellow, College of Workers Compensation Lawyers 2013-14 Treasurer
Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
Designated “Workers Compensation Notable Person 2009” Lexis Nexis
Interfaith Workers for Justice, National Board member
Chief Editor the Longshore Textbook, 6th ed. Lawyer and Judges Publishing
Marin Peace and Justice Coalition
Pt Richmond Neighborhood Council
Past member of the Mill Valley Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission
Board of Directors, (past president) Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Law Library, Berkeley, CA (1998-2008)
Limits practice to Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act Claimants' cases in Western United States and Hawaii.
Lecturer, Industrial Claims Assn.
Lecturer, Loyola University, New Orleans
Lecturer, Longshore Claims Association
Lecturer, ATLA National College of Advocacy
Lecturer, Northwest Longshore Administrators Association
Lecturer, California Applicants Attorneys Association,
Lecturer National Council of State Legislators