E.A. Gjelten

Author and Editor

E.A. (Liz) Gjelten has been a special projects editor at Nolo since 2016. A generalist when it comes to subject matter, she enjoys using her research, analytical, and writing skills to translate complex legal issues into jargon-free language that’s accessible to lay readers without compromising accuracy.

Nolo. In addition to her work on surveys about lay people’s experiences with the legal process, Liz writes articles for Nolo.com, Lawyers.com, Criminaldefenselawyer.com, and Alllaw.com in several areas of the law, including workers’ compensation, criminal law, civil rights, school law, and animal law. 

Legal background. Before coming to Nolo, Liz worked for 12 years as a legal author for Thomson Reuters, writing about new legal developments in workers’ compensation and family law for Westlaw and print publications. She also wrote an annual roundup of new California legislation for a monthly family law journal. Before that, Liz worked as an author, legal editor, and managing editor for California Family Law Report, a small legal publishing company.

Other pursuits. Liz has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She’s a produced playwright and has taught at San Francisco State University and New College of California. She’s also worked as a freelance book editor, journalist, and grant writer.

Articles By E.A. Gjelten

How Much Does a Workers' Compensation Lawyer Charge?
Workers' comp lawyers usually charge only if they win, and most states set limits on the amount of their fees.
How Much Are Workers' Compensation Benefits in Wisconsin?
Learn what kinds of workers’ comp benefits are available in Ohio, how the state calculates the amount of those benefits, and whether you can qualify for benefits if you got COVID-19 on the job.
How to Handle Your Workers' Compensation Independent Medical Examination
Learn tips on what to do before, during, and after an independent medical examination in your workers' comp case.
What a Good Workers' Comp Lawyer Should Do for You
Here's how an experienced workers' comp lawyer can help your case.
How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim
To get workers' comp benefits for an on-the-job injury or illness, you need to follow your state's rules for reporting the injury and filing a claim. Learn how the process works and where to get more information and help.
What to Do If Your Employer Doesn't Have Workers' Comp Insurance
Learn about your legal options if you’ve been injured at work and your employer doesn’t carry workers’ comp insurance.
Role of the Treating Doctor in Your Workers' Compensation Case
Your doctor makes important decisions, including when you return to work and whether you're permanently disabled.
Amount and Duration of Unemployment Compensation in California
Learn how much you can receive in unemployment benefits in California, how long the payments may last, and the expansion of benefits available during the COVID-19 pandemic..
Reopening a Closed Workers' Compensation Case
States have different rules for when and why you can ask for more benefits after you’ve already received a workers’ comp settlement or award.
Can my employer cut my hours after I file a workers' comp claim?
It’s illegal in most states, including California, to retaliate against employees for filing a workers’ comp claim.