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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.

I Got Injured on the Job – Now What? Part 2

By Richard Irwin |

Find a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer A workers’ compensation lawyer will represent you and help you get the benefits you deserve. They will obtain your medical records, fill out your workers’ compensation claim form, draft legal documents, and go through the investigation/discovery process on your behalf.  This could include representing you at your deposition or… Read More »

I Got Injured on the Job – Now What? Part 1

By Richard Irwin |

One day, you went into work. It started out like any other day, except that you got injured on the job. Maybe you work at a construction site and a piece of equipment fell on you and hurt you, or you slipped and fell on a wet spot in your office’s hallway, or you… Read More »

Even If It’s Not Me

By Richard Irwin |

If you have sustained a work-related injury of any significance, take the time to talk to an attorney who handles workers’ compensation cases–preferably a California State Bar Certified Specialist. Certainly it’s easy for an attorney to recommend getting an attorney to help you with your case because, after all, don’t they make money doing… Read More »

Returning to the Roads After COVID-19

By Richard Irwin |

People have been sheltered in place for months and they’re ready to get back out into the world. However, according to news reports, they aren’t practicing safety while driving on the roads. In fact, many drivers are pulling dangerous moves, causing accidents and fatalities all across the country. An Uptick in Accidents and Tickets… Read More »

Road Hazards and Auto Accidents

By Richard Irwin |

You were driving along, minding your business as usual, when you encountered a road hazard and got into an accident. Now, your vehicle is damaged, and you’re experiencing physical pain as well. Maybe you even hit someone else and now you’re faced with paying their medical bills as well. Don’t worry – depending on… Read More »

Be Safe, Stay Healthy & Be Thankful

By Richard Irwin |

by Richard H. Irwin In this time of crisis, we need to get/keep a positive perspective on what is important. Of course, that can be a matter of perspective. Let’s keep in mind that although we are giving (voluntarily or not-which I will not debate at this time) certain of our freedoms, most of… Read More »

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 »

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