Last week, legislation to extend workers’ compensation benefits to cover post-traumatic stress disorder for firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and first responders unanimously passed the first Florida Senate Committee. Currently, PTSD is only covered completely by workers’ comp in Florida if a worker suffers a mental injury along with a physical injury that needs treatment. Advocates argue […]

On Saturday, December 2, five workers were injured on California’s High Speed Rail construction project just north of Fresno, at the San Joaquin River crossing near Highway 99. State investigators reported that a tower made up of reinforced steel rods fell over and injured the five workers. Two were sent to the hospital for treatment. […]

On Thanksgiving evening, authorities reported a woman and her 19-month-old daughter killed in a car accident in San Andreas, Northern California. Sarah Rae Rohde, 27, was driving a Subaru Impreza between 55 and 60 mph when she hit a black bear on a two-lane rural road in Vallecito. Reportedly, the collision occurred on Highway 4, […]

Hiring an Attorney Is Critical

  If you’ve been injured on the job, you are entitled to submit a claim for workers’ compensation benefits from the state. In California, these benefits can include lost wages, medical treatment, and partial or permanent disability funds. You are much more likely to receive the benefits you deserve with the help of a workers’ […]

  When potential clients call our law firm, Dial & Associates, with questions, we are happy to help. Our office is accessible in many languages: our staff members Maria, Jennifer, and Deanna speak Spanish as well as our attorney at law, Stephen Dial. Stephen Dial is also fluent in Chinese, Japanese, French, German, and Italian. […]

Have You Hurt Your Back at Work?

Sustaining a back injury can happen in many ways, especially in jobs that work with equipment, machines, and on scaffolding. In these jobs, lifting or moving heavy objects can put excessive weight on your back and injure it. Repeating the same movements when working with machinery also puts your back at risk. In addition, tense […]

Have You Fallen at Work?

    Every year, more than 200,000 workers are injured when they fall on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Falls can occur almost anywhere, from slipping on water and spilled ice on restaurant floors, to falling from ladders or roofing. If you’ve fallen at work, you need an attorney who understands […]

  A Subsequent Injury Benefits Trust Fund (SIBTF ) is a monthly income from the State of California for workers who have had a workers’ compensation injury or other injuries or disabilities, whether or not they are work-related. SIBTF provides monthly financial support to Californians who have had previous health issues, such as injuries due […]

Workplace Injury Dos and Don’ts 

  1. Do report your injury to your employer right away.  Reporting your injury immediately allows for early investigation of the cause of the injury and helps company prevent future injuries. It also helps you get the proper care and work adjustments for your injury.  Don’t wait even one day to report your injury.  Waiting to report […]

  This past Sunday near Lake Matthews, a man from Riverside was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. The man was at fault for a fatal head-on collision on El Sobrante Road in Riverside near Palm Road at 1:55 a.m. Kevin McCarthy, 24, of Riverside, was driving […]