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E-CIGARETTES IN CALIFORNIA

By Dennis Stout |

The State of California has generally determined that e-cigarettes are to be included within the definition of “tobacco products,” and subject to the same regulation(s) as tobacco.  Multiple statutes apply in the State of California, defining an e-cigarette, including the Business & Professions Code, Revenue & Tax Code, as well as Health & Safety… Read More »

DEATH BENEFITS – THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW (PART 1)

By Richard Irwin |

If an injury on the job clearly causes an employee to lose his life, all of us would expect that there is compensation payable to someone for his or her death (i.e. Death Benefits).  However, there are at least two (2) very important factors many people do not know. First, all that is required… Read More »

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:  ADULT PATIENTS

By Sara Morgan |

This statute establishes different deadlines for adult patients and minor patients.  Most interpretations of this section conclude that an adult patient generally has anywhere from one to three years to file a lawsuit.  Sometimes, the adult patient’s deadline might expire 3 years after the “date of injury”; other times, it might expire 1 year… Read More »

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS: THE STATUTE

By Sara Morgan |

In California, most medical malpractice cases are subject to the time limitations contained in Code of Civil Procedure, Section 340.5, which reads: “In an action for injury or death against a health care provider based upon such person’s alleged professional negligence, the time for the commencement of action shall be three years after the… Read More »

Important Factors to Consider When Suffering an Injury at a Construction Site

By Dennis Stout |

If you have suffered an injury at your construction site workplace, you probably already know that a serious injury can cause you to lose time away from work. Lost time can lead to other problems, especially if you are the main financial contributor in your household. Whether it is a catastrophic injury, or one… Read More »

TWO FIRMS ARE NOT BETTER THAN ONE (PART 2)

By Richard Irwin |

The reasons that you want one firm to represent you in both actions is because it is the obligation of the one firm, who is handling both your workers’ compensation claim as well as your third party litigation, to make sure that you receive the maximum amount of benefits, both monetary and otherwise–taking into… Read More »

Important Factors to Consider When You Are Involved in a Bus Accident

By Sara Morgan |

If you are entering into a bus as a passenger, it is likely that you are entrusting the driver or owner of the bus with your safety. Whether it is a shuttle, tour bus, school bus, or even a city bus, you should know that you have special rights as a passenger. While most… Read More »

California Premises Liability Laws: Understanding the Implications of a Reasonable Duty of Care 

By James Heiting |

State of California law requires that property owners take reasonable care in ensuring that individuals who enter the premises are kept safe from injury. A property owner’s duty of care may include, but is not limited to the following: Making sure that there is sufficient lighting throughout the property In the event that there… Read More »

TWO FIRMS ARE NOT BETTER THAN ONE (PART 1)

By Richard Irwin |

If you sustain injuries connected to your employment that were caused, in whole or in part, by a person or company other than your employer (at least in most cases) or a co-worker, it is highly recommended that you retain a law firm that handle both workers’ compensation matters as well as third-party civil… Read More »

Worker’s Compensation: Understanding the Different Types of Burns and How filing a Claim Can Help You

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Many workplaces can harbor dangerous areas where workers could easily get burned. If you are an employee who has suffered a burn-related injury, you should seek first aid assistance or emergency medical assistance.There are different types of workplace burn-related injuries an employee can suffer. These are, but are not limited to the following: Thermal… Read More »

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