What is product liability?

In the United States, thousands of people are injured by defective products each year. For this reason, there is the “product liability law,” which establishes who is responsible for a defective or dangerous product and thus protects who suffers an injury through a set of legal rules. Manufacturers and sellers are obliged to ensure that […]

Everything you need to know about occupational diseases

Occupational diseases are injuries that develop over time. And these can happen to any employee since the main factor to develop them is that the person is exposed to repetitive movements for long periods of time. Therefore, these injuries not only affect builders or people who work in warehouses carrying heavy objects but can happen […]

What is Comparative Fault Under California Law

The state of California adheres to the law of comparative fault (or comparative negligence). As we’ve mentioned in other blogs, personal injury law encompasses a multitude of claim types. Among the most common claims are car accidents, wrongful death, dog bite, slip/trip and fall, product liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, and more. Essentially, personal injury […]

Which jobs are the most dangerous?

Every job can expose the employee to a certain level of danger and stress. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks the most dangerous jobs across the country. Here are the most dangerous jobs in California:   Logging: A lumberjack is subjected to long hours, extremely strenuous work, and dangerous working conditions in remote locations […]

Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

In California, if an employee is injured on the job, employers are required by law to provide certain types of workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits can provide employees with temporary disability benefits, medical treatment, and permanent disability benefits. These benefits are divided into the following categories:   Medical and hospital benefits:   According to […]

Returning to Work After a Workplace Injury – What to Know

In most cases, an injured worker can return to his previous job and perform his regular job duties once he has achieved maximum medical improvement, and his doctor has determined that he can return to work normally or with restrictions in place while he recovers. There are three different options for an employee to be […]

Does workers’ compensation cover remote workers?

The physical closure of many offices and workplaces in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 health emergency ushered in a new era of remote work for millions of employed Americans and may herald a significant change in the way we work and how a large segment of the workforce will operate in the future. But […]

What are the most common types of personal injury cases?

Sometimes it can be confusing to know if you are eligible for personal injury compensation benefits. We want to help you understand if that is the case.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a department within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 31 million people are injured in the country each […]

Most common types of injuries at work

Severe and fatal workplace injuries occur every year throughout California. They can happen in any field, from construction and factories to small operations. Every employer has a duty to establish safety procedures and provide a safe work environment for their employees. While most employers in California take the safety of their employees seriously, accidents still […]

Why do you need a workers’ compensation attorney?

Workers’ compensation is a system of laws that describes the benefits and processes for obtaining financial or medical compensation to which injured employees are entitled. Workers’ compensation laws are contained in each state’s statutes and may vary somewhat from state to state.    These laws are designed to compensate the employee injured on the job […]