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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 »

IS THE EMPLOYER RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES THAT OCCUR ON THE WAY TO OR FROM A MEDICAL APPOINTMENT?

By Richard Irwin |

An employer bears the risk of incurring compensability liability under the California Workers’ Compensation Act for an injury suffered in route to or from a medical appointment related to an existing compensable injury. If an employee suffers a new injury while traveling a reasonable distance, to or from a medical appointment for an existing… Read More »

NOT IN MY CAR: WHY THE REPAIR SHOP WILL BE LIABLE FOR A JOY RIDE

By Sara Morgan |

A coffee-run to my local Starbucks (Brockton and Arlington) prompted my last article about the liability of an automotive repair or service shop for damage to a vehicle left in its care. Since posting my last article, I am happy to report that I have not seen any other mechanics using customer’s cars to… Read More »

NOT IN MY CAR: Why the Test Drive Should be Limited to Testing

By Sara Morgan |

One recent morning while leaving my local Starbucks drive-thru, I waited while two men wearing mechanic uniforms crossed the parking lot to what I assumed was their vehicle. I thought nothing more of this until, several days later, I saw the same men, again clad in uniforms, only this time walking to a different… Read More »

Injured on the Job? File for State Disability Benefits!

By Richard Irwin |

For the majority of the California Workers’ Compensation injury claims there is now a 104 week limit for temporary total disability – compensation payments made to an injured worker while unable to work because of the injury. This benefit is paid based upon two-thirds of an employees’ average weekly wage (up to certain state… Read More »

RIGHT TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

By Dennis Stout |

Regardless of your insurance status, you are eligible to receive emergency medical care within the State of California. You have the right to receive emergency care at any licensed facility with an emergency room. You have the right to be treated until your emergency medical condition is stabilized when you go to a hospital… Read More »

It is GPS Monitoring, not GPS Tracking

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

“Wow…thank you. I didn’t realize GPS would be so interesting.” That was the most repeated comment by attendees at the last meeting of the Riverside County Barristers Association after Petra Fuhriman co-owner of GPS Monitoring Solutions explained the difference between tracking and real-time, 24/7 GPS monitoring. Although it was the second meeting of the… Read More »

Hazardous Recreational Activities

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

Imagine yourself on your day off, participating in your favorite recreational activity, on public property. Whether it’s mountain biking, kayaking, off-road motorcycling/four-wheeling, surfing, or water skiing, what is your recourse should you sustain an injury by participating in that activity? Generally speaking, the Government Code of the State of California provides that neither a… Read More »

WHO IS CHECKING YOUR STATUS?

By Richard Irwin |

The health info you post online could be used against you. Dislike! By Jessica Girdwain When you log on to Facebook, what do you post? Pics of you laughing with friends or frolicking on vacay? That’s what Nathalie Blanchard, a 30-year-old IBM technician from Granby, Quebec, did – and soon after, her disability insurance… Read More »

James Otto Heiting featured in the National Law Journal

By James Heiting |

Heiting & Irwin is proud to announce that James Otto Heiting has been featured in the National Law Journal’s recent article “Hard Times Make for Reluctant, Sometimes Angry, Jurors.” James Otto Heiting is the managing partner of Heiting & Irwin and has been practicing law since 1976. Mr. Heiting is admitted to practice before… Read More »

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