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Mr. Irwin is a recognized specialist in Workers’ Compensation law. He has been certified as a specialist by the State Bar of California since 1995. He limits his practice to handling only workers’ compensation cases. View Attorney Richard Irwin's Attorney Bio Here.

SETTLEMENTS WITH MEDICARE SET ASIDE ARE THEY THE WAY TO GO – PART 3

By Richard Irwin |

I’ve talked (blogged) briefly about the benefit to a Medicare Set Aside and it’s impact on the amount of a settlement in Part 1 & 2 of this blog.  Now let me give you a small example of how this worked. I had a woman contact me about settling her future medical care a… Read More »

Infant Injuries Following Shoulder Dystocia

By Richard Irwin |

When a medical care provider is negligent in the delivery of a newborn baby, accidents or incidents such as that of shoulder dystocia can occur. Dystocia or other serious complications in the delivery of the newborn may occur. Injury to the mother may also occur such as severe internal injuries and bleeding or other… Read More »

Workers’ Comp Claims and Benefits in the State of California

By Richard Irwin |

If you were injured or have otherwise suffered an illness because of a work-related activity, you will need to notify your employer immediately – as soon as you believe you have a work-related injury or illness. You will then need to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer by completing the appropriate portion… Read More »

What You Should Know About Train Accidents in California

By Richard Irwin |

Presently, there are over a million train cars across the nation. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) reports that there are approximately 3,000 train-related accidents each year and about 1,000 of these accidents have fatal consequences. Other reports suggest that the amount of accidents and injuries could be much higher. This is true even though… Read More »

Understanding Your Rights After a Construction Accident

By Richard Irwin |

Under the current economic climate, the construction industry is booming. Construction projects are everywhere, from freeways to home building, construction sites are all around us. While most construction workers will easily tell you that there are many risks associated with their line of work, you should know that being injured while working is not… Read More »

Fight For Your Rights After Your Child Has Been Exposed To Lead Poisoning in California

By Richard Irwin |

It can be devastating for any parent to learn that his or her child’s cognitive disabilities were a result of a preventable, and often undiscovered cause: lead paint poisoning. Unfortunately, lead poisoning is a leading contributor to health problems affecting children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lead poisoning is affecting… Read More »

Understanding a Medical Lien in a Personal Injury Claim

By Richard Irwin |

Unbeknownst to many, state and federal agencies, hospitals, and even health insurance companies can assert a claim against a person’s personal injury financial recovery. Individuals that have suffered injuries as a result of the negligence of another have the legal right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in effort of recovering damages for the… Read More »

SETTLEMENTS WITH MEDICARE SET ASIDES: ARE THEY THE WAY TO GO? (PART 1)

By Richard Irwin |

This can be a very complex issue, so we will just touch on the basics in this blog. If you are already a Medicare beneficiary or are likely to become one within the next thirty (30) months, it is worthwhile to look into a lump sum settlement whereby you accept a greater sum of… Read More »

A General Overview of Indemnity Agreements

By Richard Irwin |

One of the core principles of tort law involves holding parties accountable for any damage they cause. California has adopted legislation that reduces some of this law to contractual to “indemnification”. Civil Code Section 2772, describes that indemnity is outlined as a contract established by one party (indemnitor) to protect another (indemnitee) from the… Read More »

Metrolink and Other Train Accidents in the State of California

By Richard Irwin |

According to the Federal Railroad Administration, there are an estimated 3,000 train-involved accidents each year. Approximately 1,000 of those accidents result in death. Perhaps unexpectedly, transportation via railroad is not always safe even though it has historically been seen as a safe method of commuting, as opposed to driving or other methods of travel…. Read More »

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