Melora Garrison

Melora Garrison is a freelance writer and California lawyer with 15 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts. As an attorney at an international law firm, she represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of complex commercial disputes involving employment, unfair competition, antitrust, consumer fraud, class action, and product liability claims. She also represented underserved clients in pro bono matters focusing on gender-based violence and immigration. Melora received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her law degree from UCLA Law, where she was an editor for the UCLA Law Review.

Articles By Melora Garrison

What Happens at a Workers' Comp Hearing?
A workers’ compensation hearing is your opportunity to make your case to a judge.
How Long Do Workers' Compensation Cases Take?
If you’re injured at work, the workers’ compensation system is supposed to streamline the process for obtaining benefits so that neither you nor your employer have to deal with a complicated court case.
Workers' Comp Benefits: Are You Eligible?
If you’re injured or get sick on the job, you probably have the right to workers’ compensation benefits, including payments for your medical expenses and some lost wages.
Workers' Comp: How to Report a Workplace Injury
If you suffer a work-related injury or illness, you probably have the right to recover workers’ comp benefits such as medical costs and lost wages.
How to File a Workers' Comp Claim in California
What you need to do to ensure that you recover workers’ comp benefits in the Golden State.
Can You Reopen a Closed Workers' Compensation Case If Your Injury Gets Worse?
Whether you can reopen your workers’ comp claim depends on the laws in your state, how much time has passed, and how you resolved your case.