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Workplace Burn Injuries

By Sara Morgan |

A burn could be considered as one of the worst type of injuries a person could sustain. Despite this, however, many workers are regularly exposed to electrical currents, open flames, and other types of heat sources that could cause devastating burn injuries. Among these include flammable and/or corrosive chemicals or gases. The Occupational 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 »

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 »

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 »

CALIFORNIA UNINSURED EMPLOYER LIABILITY

By Dennis Stout |

California employers are required to have Workers’ Compensation insurance.   If an employee is injured or becomes ill because of work, the employer is required to pay Workers’ Compensation benefits. There are some exceptions to this rule, specifically, involving sole proprietorships and/or companies with no employees. It is a criminal offense for an employer not… Read More »

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT…. YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE (PART 4)

By Richard Irwin |

COMPENSATION PAYMENT RECORD   Keep a careful WRITTEN RECORD OF ANY COMPENSATION PAYMENTS you receive and the period covered by each payment.  In the event of future delays or problems it may be useful to keep the check stub in the envelope that the check came in and write on it the date the… Read More »

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT…. YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE (PART 3)

By Richard Irwin |

RETURN TO WORK AFTER YOUR INJURY, YOU CAN RETURN TO WORK.  In fact, this is often the best option – financially and otherwise.  Talk to your treating doctor, union representative and/or employer.  They may be able to make changes to your regular job so that you can continue to work.  This is called “modified… Read More »

Time Restrictions When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Richard Irwin |

If you are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim, note that every state has specific time frames that you should pay close attention to. In the event that you have missed the deadline for a particular claim or requirement, you risk losing some, if not all, of your owed benefits. State and Federal Employees… Read More »

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT…. YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASE (PART 2)

By Richard Irwin |

5. WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR CASE Workers’ Compensation law is complicated.  This summary, although over-simplified, is intended to give you an idea of some things to expect at the beginning of your case.  You may contact this office for further information. If you get hurt on the job, your employer… Read More »

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