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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.

What to Do If You’ve Been in a Pedestrian Accident

By Richard Irwin |

You were crossing the street, when suddenly, a car hit and injured you. Whether your injuries were minor or serious, you can and should be fairly compensated if it was not your fault. After all, medical treatments are expensive, not to mention, you had to take time out of your day to go to… Read More »


By Richard Irwin |

In my prior blog, I promised an example of the interplay between a Workers’ Compensation case and a related “third party” case.  As you may recall, a “third party” case typically refers to a civil case against another liable party (person or company) arising out of an on-the-job injury. For this example, assume Mr…. Read More »

How To Protect Your Rights After a Cruise Ship Injury

By Richard Irwin |

The State of California has very popular ports of cruise ship departures. A majority of cruise lines will set sail in one of four ports in the state, San Francisco, San Diego, San Pedro, and/or Long Beach. The cruise line industry thrives throughout California and Florida. While cruise lines offer an abundance of attractions,… Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Case & Personal Injury Case Arising From Same Incident/Injury

By Richard Irwin |

Some on the job injuries give rise to both a Workers’ Compensation injury claim as well as a civil suit for damages known as a “Third Party” action. In very simple terms, if you think of yourself as Party #1, and your employer as Party #2, then any other person or company who caused… Read More »

2019 Subaru Forester Airbag Malfunction

By Richard Irwin |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating reported airbag malfunctions of the Subaru Forester. The agency is reported to have received multiple complaints about the automobile’s airbag sensors. As of August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration allegedly received a total of 51 complaints. The agency’s Office of Defects Investigation is currently… Read More »


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 »

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