Keeping Teens Safe at Work

Is your teen looking for that important summer job? The last thing on their mind is workplace safety, but it should be an important consideration for anyone when choosing a job. Young workers are more likely to experience a job-related injury than an older worker. Stay involved in his or her activities by asking questions […]

Protect Your Family in the Case of a Workplace Injury

If you’ve been injured on the job, and you don’t know what to do, you have a few choices: do nothing, depend on the advice of your employer, struggle on your own, or seek the advice of a law firm that will fight for the rights and benefits for you and your family. The experienced […]

Influential Workers’ Comp Official Retires

On March 30, the longtime director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, Christine Baker, announced her retirement after 34 years of service. Baker is known for accomplishing major reforms to curb workers’ compensation fraud and reduce painkiller prescriptions. In her retirement announcement letter, Baker wrote, “Since our major reforms to workers’ compensation in 2012, […]

How Immigration Laws Affect Rights to Workers’ Comp

In our present political situation, federal and state laws sometimes contradict each other. Currently, President Trump’s strict immigration policies are at odds with California’s “sanctuary state” policy. The state’s policy gives protections to undocumented immigrants and limits cooperation of local and state officers with federal immigration authorities. About 9% of California’s workers are believed to […]

Second Santa Ana Teen Passes Away After Accident

On Monday, investigators attempted to figure out the cause of a Tustin car crash that occurred last week. The accident took the lives of two teenagers and injured five others. Tragically, Jason Anguiano, 17, of Santa Ana passed away on Sunday evening, March 25, at Orange County Global Medical Center. A second teen, Pedro Fuentes […]

California’s Number of Qualified Medical Evaluators Drops

According to a study from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute released last month, the number of qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) in California fell 20% between January 2012 and September 2017. QMEs are qualified physicians who are certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation Medical Unit to examine injured workers to assess disability and write medical-legal […]

Motorcyclist Dies in Car Crash in Newport Beach

Around 10:11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, a motorcyclist passed away in Newport Beach after suffering severe injuries during a crash at an intersection. At the intersection of Irvine Avenue and Orchard Drive, a white 2015 Mazda CX-5 was involved in a crash with the driver of an orange 2014 Yamaha FZ-09 motorcycle. The crash […]

Brea Driver Hits Pedestrian 

On March 4, a Sunday morning, a pedestrian was hit by a car in Brea and was taken to a trauma center. The crash occurred on Imperial Highway at South Puente Street.   According to a Brea Fire Department dispatcher, a second person also needed medical attention from the crash.  The second person’s condition was not immediately known, and it was not clear if […]

Fatal San Diego Accident

A fatal crash occurred Monday when a San Diego man drove the wrong way on two San Diego freeways, resulting in his own death and serious injuries for two others. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr, the 35-year-old man was driving a Volkswagen Jetta on Interstate 8 at Sunset Cliffs Boulevard going eastbound […]

Florida Moves to Aid Injured Immigrant Workers

On February 20th, a Senate committee narrowly approved a bill that would take out part of Florida law that lets employers deny benefits to injured workers who used other people’s Social Security numbers or identification to secure jobs. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee approved the bill (SB 1568) that would remove a 2003 provision […]
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