Sunday, December 2, 2012

New Workers Compensation Laws Starting January 2013 in California

Many people are questioning if there are new worker's compensation laws starting January 2013 in California?  Well there are new worker's compensation laws starting January 2013 in California.  These new workers' compensation laws are actually new regulations under the new workers' compensation reform SB863.  If you are an injured worker and have a current and pending workers' compensation case, these new laws may affect you, your medical treatment, your monetary benefits and other aspects of your workers' compensation case.  It is important to contact your attorney and/or legal representative to find out more about the new worker's compensation laws starting January 2013 in California.  

If you do not have a workers' compensation attorney and/or legal representative and would like to know more information in specifics of how the new worker's compensation laws will affect your case starting January 2013 in California, please feel free to contact our office.  We would be more than happy to assist you. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Workers Compensation Injury Attorney

Are you looking for a Memorial Day workers compensation injury attorney?  There are many employees that have to work on Memorial Day and due to the increasing sales and rush of business activities, employees may obtain work place injuries which could be considered as a workers compensation injury.  Memorial Day celebrates those veterans who served our country and give appreciation to the ones who have sacrificed their lives.  Memorial Day is considered to be a national holiday and therefore many businesses have Memorial Day sales and offers which keep their employees busy at work.

If you are an employee or someone you know has been injured while working on Memorial Day and needs to speak with a workers compensation injury attorney, please feel free to contact our office.  We specialize in handling work injury matters and would be glad to assist you.  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Workers Compensation Chronic Pain Injury Attorney

Do you need a workers compensation chronic pain injury attorney?  An injured worker may sustain chronic pain injuries and may be in need for a workers compensation attorney who specializes in chronic pain.   Chronic pain workers compensation injuries can be very complex and complicated matters.  Chronic pain can also be known as severe or major pain injuries.  It is important if you or someone you know has a chronic pain medical condition that they seek the correct medical attention with the appropriate and proper pain management doctor/specialist as well as seek legal advice from an attorney/workers compensation specialist who handles chronic pain cases.

Having a chronic pain injury through workers compensation can be acquired in many different ways.  It may also require trying different types of methods for medical treatment such as, but not limited to, various medications, physical therapy, aqua therapy, acupuncture, etc.  There are many chronic pain injured workers who also need home health care assistance which may be an additional benefit he/she may be entitled to.

If you are someone you know is in need of a workers compensation chronic pain injury attorney, please feel free to contact our office.  We take pride in specializing in chronic pain matters and serious pain injuries.  We work with the highly trained and most experienced pain management doctors within Southern California.  We would be glad to speak with you regarding your chronic pain injury.  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Attorney Won't Call Me Back

Are you frustrated with thoughts of "my attorney won't call me back", or "my attorney won't respond to me"?  Many clients have the questions of "why won't my attorney call me back" or "why won't my attorney communicate with me."  When attorneys do not respond to their clients needs or do not provide them with timely responses, clients can get very anxious and nervous as they do not have an understanding as to the status of their case.  There may even matters of urgency that must be addressed immediately which can create high emotions and extreme frustrations if the attorney does not respond to their clients.

A normal work week for an attorney's schedule is typically booked with meetings, settlement negotiations, new client intakes, court hearings, depositions and all other duties and responsibilities that an attorney handles on a daily basis.  If a client calls or emails inquiries, the attorney must have the client's file pulled in order to check to see if any new updates via correspondence, emails, etc. have entered into the case.  Depending on the volume of the firm and size of the legal support staff, a time period of when the client may expect a call back or response may vary by the law firm.  At this point, the attorney will typically request the file from the file clerk.  If the attorney feels that the client's inquiries can be handled by an associate or staff member, he or she may direct them to respond to the client to help clarify any issues they may have within a timely manner.

However, some law firms are volume based and have many clients and cannot always return phone calls or provide responses in a timely manner which exceeds the client's reasonable expectations.  If a client is dissatisfied with the treatment that he/she has received from their attorney, the client may have the right to switch attorneys and find another legal representative/attorney that can better fit their needs.

If you or someone you know has questioning thoughts of "my attorney won't call me back" and/or "my attorney won't respond to me" and has left voice messages, you may want to attempt submitting your questions in writing.  If you still do not receive a response within a reasonable time period, you may want to explore your options to ensure that you are being represented to the fullest and maximum capacity and your expectations are met.  

Monday, March 12, 2012

Forklift Accident Work Injury Attorney

Do you need a forklift accident work injury attorney?  A forklift accident can occur to an employee while they are working which causes them to sustain an injury(ies) which they may need a workers compensation attorney to help represent their legal and medical interests.  Forklift accidents can cause very serious permanent injuries that can be traumatizing and difficult to cope with.

If an employee sustains an injury from a forklift accident while working, he/she needs to ensure that his/her legal workers compensation rights are protected.  The injured worker also needs obtain the appropriate and reasonable medical treatment that he/she may be entitled to.  An injured worker can sustain orthopedic injuries, psychological injuries and/or secondary symptoms such as internal medicine injuries, chronic pain injuries, sleep disturbance and other related symptoms and complaints.  

Not only is obtaining medical treatment important in a workers compensation, but it is imperative that the injured worker receive the correct compensation (temporary and permanent disability), future medical treatment, transportation, home health care services, mileage and out of pocket expenses, medical bills covered, as well as any and all other compensation benefits related to the forklift work injury.    

If the forklift had a malfunction or product defect, the injured worker may also be entitled to pursue a civil products liability case.  However, it is important that the civil attorney and workers compensation work together to achieve the maximum benefits owed to the injured worker. 

If you or someone you know has had a forklift accident work injury and is in need of a workers compensation attorney, please feel free to contact our office.  Our firm handles employment litigation and specializes in workers compensation matters.  We would be glad to assist you within your accident and/or work injury matters. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Workers Compensation Home Health Care Assistant

Are you looking for a workers compensation home health care assistant?  A workers compensation home health care assistant can provide assistance and home health care to an injured worker that has a workers compensation case.  A home health care assistant may also be known as a home health care provider or home nursing attendant.  
Typically, an injured worker is in need of a home health care assistant when they are severely injured or have been diagnosed with chronic pain from their work related injury.  Many times, a home health care assistant will be requested and provided after an injured worker has undergone surgery.  Home health care assistants help the injured worker perform their usual and customary activities of daily living that they can not currently perform.  These types of activities of daily living can be: helping with getting dressed, taking a shower/bath, using the restroom, preparing meals, doing laundry, cleaning the home, dispensing medications, grocery shopping, transportation and many other activities. 
There are many contributing factors that could lead an injured worker to be in need of home health care services.  Also, there are different steps and strategies in trying to get a request for home health care services authorized and provided for the injured worker. 
If an injured worker does not have a home health care service provider, but instead, has a husband, wife, daughter, son, family member, neighbor, friend or someone providing assistance to them on a repetitive basis, them may potentially be able to get compensated and reimbursed for their services.  Also, if the injured worker has been paying this person out of their own pocket for these services, they may potentially be able to seek reimbursement. 
If you, or someone you know, is in need of a home health care assistant due to a workers compensation injury or if you have a work injury and feel that you may want to obtain knowledge and be informed of your rights regarding home health care services, please feel free to contact our office today.  Our firm specializes in chronic pain cases that need home health care support and assistance.  We would be glad to speak with you regarding this matter.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Meat Cutter Workers Compensation Injury

Are you a meat cutter that has a workers compensation injury?  Or did you sustain an injury while working as a meat cutter?  When employees that work as meat cutters sustain injuries while performing their job duties, they need to seek the proper medical treatment and legal representation as soon as possible. 
Most meat cutters have specific daily job functions that can be very repetitive.  They typically are held responsible for lifting heavy items (such as boxes of meat), prolonged reaching while stocking the display counter full of their prepared meats and products, under high demand and stressful environment of preparing customers orders of special cuts of meat, fine manipulation of using their hands and arms to cut/slice, wrap, weigh and label the meat, as well as use the machine products that slice and cut, grind, trim the meat.  Meat cutters will usually handle all types of meat such as beef, poultry, fish    and pork.  They are also responsible for preserving meats and making sure that their customers receive the best type of quality of meat that they provide to them.
It is foreseeable that a meat cutter could sustain an injury while working under the above circumstances.  An injured meat cutter could have slipped and fell, cut a limb or  has multiple orthopedic injuries due to continuous trauma of repetitive use and/or action. If you or someone you know is a meat cutter and has a workers compensation injury or has sustained an injury while working, please feel free to contact our office so that we may provide you with the proper knowledge regarding your employment rights and medical and monetary benefits.  If you have been injured on the job, it is important that you fill out a DWC-1 claim form with your employer and contact a workers compensation legal representative immediately. 
We would be glad to talk to you and help you any work injury matters you may have.