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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.

SPECIFIC PRESUMPTION OF INJURY IN CALIFORNIA

By Richard Irwin |

As a reminder and follow-up to my last blog post, due to the risk of injury and risk to their health, certain employees of public or government agencies are provided “presumptions” that their injury is job-related.  The result of such is that if a certain injury or condition develops or manifests itself during the… Read More »

Does Workers’ Comp Pay for Pain and Suffering in California?

By Richard Irwin |

You got injured or sick as a direct result of your job. While you’re aware that workers’ comp will come in handy, you aren’t sure whether or not your pain and suffering as a result of the injury or illness will be covered. Now, you’re wondering “Does workers’ comp pay for pain and suffering… Read More »

PRESUMPTION FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WHO RISK LIFE OR HEALTH

By Richard Irwin |

Certain employees of public or government agencies have jobs which, by their very nature, carry a greater potential for sustaining a certain type of injury or acquiring a certain type of medical condition.  In many of these cases, the Labor Code contains presumptions of industrial injury for the protection of this special class of… Read More »

VERY IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE (PART 1 )

By Richard Irwin |

1) THERE ARE THREE (3) MAIN BENEFITS FOR INJURED WORKERS. a) Temporary Disability – This is a monetary benefit that can be paid as Temporary Partial Disability or Temporary Total Disability.  The most commonly paid benefit is Temporary Total Disability (TTD).  This is a bi-weekly benefit paid to the injured worker – typically paid… Read More »

What Happens If You Get Into an Off-Road Vehicle Accident?

By Richard Irwin |

Off-road and all-terrain vehicles like ATVs, dirtbikes, motorcycles are very popular. They offer riders the thrill of exploring nature and going on rough terrain while offering some level of protection by virtue of being in a vehicle… or so one would think. These vehicles are not always safe, and they can cause a number… Read More »

Accidents at California Water Parks and Liability

By Richard Irwin |

This summer, you’re planning on taking your kids to the water park and your local splash pads and swimming pools. While you’re excited to cool off and have fun with your family, you’re wondering: What happens if you or one of your children gets injured? Who will be responsible? By learning about accidents at… Read More »

“EMPLOYEE” PRESUMPTION AND BURDEN OF PROOF

By Richard Irwin |

In order to be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits there must exist an employment relationship at the time of the injury.  Labor Code 3600 (a) provides that an employer is liable for workers’ compensation benefits “for any injury sustained by his or her employees arising out of and in the course of employment. Labor… Read More »

My Child Was Injured at School. Is the School Responsible?

By Richard Irwin |

Kids get hurt all the time. It’s just a fact of life. They run too fast; they aren’t coordinated; and they don’t think before they act. Typically, they get a cut or a bruise and they’re totally fine once you put a Band-Aid and some Neosporin on them. However, sometimes, more serious injuries can… Read More »

7 OF THE MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED BY A NEW OR POTENTIAL WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLIENT AND OUR RESPONSE

By Richard Irwin |

1) How long will it take before my case is settled?                                                            Answer: Depends on the healing process than anything and when the treating physicians feel your condition has plateaued/stabilized. Typically the case can’t be settled until your condition has stabilized to the point that the physicians can evaluate your permanent impairment. Quite frankly, we… Read More »

PROTECTING OUR PROTECTORS (FURTHER COMMENT ON THE COVID-19 PRESUMPTIONS)

By Richard Irwin |

Clearly, with all of the people who have become infected with COVID over the last several months, many of them become infected as a result of being exposed to someone in their job who already had this insidious virus.  This could have been as a result of contact with a co-worker, a customer, or… Read More »

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