For worker's compensation cases, are the judges in San Francisco more sympathetic to the claimant than they are in Oakland?

A worker's comp attorney in San Francisco told me the injured worker benefits more from having the case heard there instead of Oakland, because the SF judges usually more fully compensate the injured employee.

Oakland, CA -

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George Ellis Corson IV

George Ellis Corson IV

Workers' Compensation Lawyer - Orange, CA
Answered

If you have a competent Attorney, you should be fine in either venue. If you do not have an Attorney, you are at a major disadvantage regardless of venue.

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Ruben Alonso Montoya

Ruben Alonso Montoya

Workers' Compensation Lawyer - Anaheim Hills, CA
Answered

I could not had answered better than Mr. Corson. Good Luck!

Gerald Franklin Batchelder

Gerald Franklin Batchelder

Workers' Compensation Lawyer - Fremont, CA
Answered

There was certainly a time when that was generally true. These days, while there are sympathetic judges at both offices, I like your chances better in Oakland than in San Francisco.

John Noah Kitta

John Noah Kitta

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Fremont, CA
Answered

That is a real judgment call; it probably has more to do with the relationship with the attorneys and the judges than any huge preferences or prejudices on the part of the Judge. I think I have spent more time in preparing the case than hand-pick the venues.

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