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Do I Need a Workplace Wrongful Death Lawyer?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jul 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Losing a loved one in a work-related accident is a horrible tragedy. In addition to the grief and emotional toll such a traumatic event takes on a family, a workplace death also leaves loved ones with financial stress that stems from losing a primary wage earner or breadwinner. While no amount ...

How to File a Wrongful Death Claim in California

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jun 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Workplace accidents are sadly common. Sometimes, an accident in the workplace ends in a terrible tragedy when a worker loses his or her life on the job. Typically, the family of a deceased worker will be able to seek death benefits through California's workers' compensation system. These benefits...

Do I Need a Forklift Injury Lawyer?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jun 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Forklift accidents have the potential to result in catastrophic injuries or even death. Because of their size and weight, they could result in crushing injuries, broken bones or even internal organ damage. There are also many cases where a forklift operator causes people to fall or causes heavy...

Do I Need a Construction Accident Lawyer?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jun 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured in a construction site accident in Los Angeles, you are probably not just struggling physically, but also financially. You are likely wondering how to pay medical bills and deal with lost income as a result of being unable to work while recovering from your injuries. Th...

Privette Doctrine Update (2022)

Posted by Emily Ruby | May 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

In late 2021, the California Supreme Court published Sandoval v. Qualcomm Incorporated (2021) 12 Cal.5th 256 (Sandoval) and Gonzalez v. Mathis (2021) 12 Cal.5th 29 (Gonzalez). These cases provide some long-overdue guidance for courts and litigants to use in applying the Hooker and Kinsman excepti...

Do I Need a Work Injury Lawyer?

Posted by Emily Ruby | May 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured on the job, you may be wondering if you need to contact a work injury lawyer. The answer to that question depends on the circumstances of your case and severity of your injuries. If you have suffered a minor injury for which you did not require medical care or treatment...

Workers Compensation Settlements for Neck Injuries

Posted by Emily Ruby | Apr 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Neck injuries suffered on the job can be extremely painful and uncomfortable to endure. If you have suffered a neck injury that limits your physical movement and causes pain, you are most likely unable to work and are looking at additional medical expenses to get the treatment and therapy you n...

How to Handle a Back Injury at the Workplace

Posted by Emily Ruby | Mar 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you suffer a back injury on the job, you may be wondering how to pay not just your medical expenses that begin to pile up, but also how you would handle other household expenditures at a time when you're unable to work because of your injury. If you have suffered a workplace injury, you may ...

Woodworking Injury Statistics

Posted by Emily Ruby | Feb 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Woodworking is an integral and important part of building and construction activity. However, a lot of machinery that is used in woodworking can be dangerous to operate and pose a high risk of accidents that could result in disabling injuries. Statistics show that the rate of accidents in the w...

Who is Responsible if a Forklift Accident Occurs?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Feb 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

Forklifts are used in a number of different settings including warehouses, manufacturing facilities and construction sites. While each of these worksites present their own complexities when it comes to safety issues, forklift accidents still result in devastating injuries and fatalities for wor...

Do I Get Paid for a Work Related Injury?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jan 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured on the job, you may have a number of questions about how to pay your medical bills or deal with loss of wages. Dealing with a work injury can be traumatic not just physically, but also emotionally. In addition, you are likely dealing with unexpected expenses and are una...

Herniated Disc Workers' Compensation Settlements

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jan 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Suffering a spinal injury in the workplace, such as a herniated disc injury, can be devastating for workers. The recovery time could be lengthy in such cases. Injured workers may have to go through treatments and therapies including rehabilitation to regain strength and function. Even after the...

Value of Vertebrae Fracture Settlements and Verdicts

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jan 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Back injuries caused by trauma to the spinal cord are some of the most common and serious injuries suffered by individuals on the job. Spinal fractures that involve broken vertebrae in particular can be extremely painful and limiting. These injuries often prevent employees from returning to wor...

Industrial Compensation Claims

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jan 03, 2022 | 0 Comments

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act guarantees every employee the right to work in an environment that is safe and healthy. However, industrial work environments pose serious inherent dangers for workers, which are made worse by dangerous situations that must and can be avoided. Ther...

Ladder Fall Injury Statistics

Posted by Emily Ruby | Dec 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Ladders are commonly used in a variety of construction projects. From a small home improvement project to constructing a large office building, ladders are used in all types of projects. However, statistics show us that tens of thousands of people across the United States are injured each year ...

How Much of My Work Injury Settlement Amount Can I Keep?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you have a work injury claim because you suffered an injury on the job, you may have an arduous road ahead of you to make sure your case is resolved in a manner that is advantageous to you. Once you get an award of benefits or a settlement with your employer's insurance company, other parties ...

Getting a Fair Amount from your Work Injury Settlement

Posted by Emily Ruby | Sep 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

If an on-the-job injury has left you injured and disabled, you may be eligible to receive permanent disability benefits from your employer's workers' comp insurer. If you accept the amount the insurance company has decided to pay you, then you will receive weekly checks for a certain period of ...

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