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Can You be Fired for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Employees in California are entitled to compensation if they are injured on the job, and more importantly, they have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim without fear of retaliation. Unfortunately, however, there are several employers out there who take workers’ compensation claims personally and who may attempt to fire an injured worker… Read More »

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN CALIFORNIA

By Dennis Stout |

Everywhere you read, there are new and ongoing claims of sexual harassment throughout the United States. Sexual harassment in the State of California is defined in Civil Code, Section 51.9, providing the various elements to assert and prove a cause of action for sexual harassment.  California Civil Code §51.9 states as follows: “(a)     … Read More »

ADVANCES IN LONG-TERM PAIN THERAPY

By Sara Morgan |

It is an unfortunate truth that many people injured at work or through no fault of their own do not always experience a full recovery from their injuries.  Instead, despite the best medical efforts, they are left to piece their life back together while undergoing long-term pain management treatment, usually consisting of pain medications. … Read More »

SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM

By Robin Steele, Paralegal to Richard H. Irwin |

PART ONE: HOW TO RUIN YOUR “COMP” CASE Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers often hire private investigators to determine whether you are as injured as badly as you claim to be. With social media sites like Facebook, defense attorneys often do not even need private investigators to try and turn a trier of fact against… Read More »

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION RECOVERY WITHOUT AN IMPAIRMENT RATING

By Dennis Stout |

When an examining physician finds an injured worker to have received reasonable treatment to help cure an injury, and determines that no further treatment will help improve the condition, the employee is considered stable, as the condition has reached a medical plateau. The employee will then be deemed Permanent & Stationary, or considered to… Read More »

Hospitals Are Hazardous Workplaces

By Sara Morgan |

Typically, when one thinks of a hazardous work environment they may think of construction site or manufacturing plants. But not many would think of a hospital as a dangerous place for its employees. Unfortunately, recent findings show that hospitals are in fact one of the most hazardous places to work. According to an online… Read More »

ASBESTOS – AN OLD ENEMY STILL EXISTS!

By Richard Irwin |

For years, many individuals in our workforce worked around or in buildings where asbestos or asbestos products were present. This exposure was often associated with the construction industry – such that builders, electricians, plumbers, pipe-fitters, insulation installers were often exposed to asbestos. And, this is just the short list. In certain tragic cases, this… Read More »

DON’T ASSUME

By Richard Irwin |

If you are injured while working for another person or company, do not assume you are an independent contractor – even if the individual or company you are working for tells you that you are not an employee, and only an independent contractor. The distinction can be critical if you want to try to… Read More »

California Case Extends Liability to Employer for Drunk Employee

By Richard Irwin |

Bad news for employers but potentially good news for victims of drunk-drivers. A recent Court of Appeal ruling has extended liability to an employer for an accident caused by a drunk employee after a work-sponsored party. In Purton v. Marriott Internat., Inc., 2013 Cal. App. LEXIS 607 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. July 31, 2013),… Read More »

SEVEN MISTAKES YOU CAN AVOID WHEN INJURED ON THE JOB

By Richard Irwin |

1. REPORT THE INJURY – If you are injured on the job report your injury. Ask your employer or a DWC1 (claim form). Fill it our and request a copy for your own records. If you work for a small company and you are uncertain if they are insured for work-related injuries or how… Read More »

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