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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Filing a Workers Compensation Claim in California

Workers’ compensation can provide much-needed financial assistance during an otherwise difficult time. The insurance program provides payment for lost wages and medical bills associated with a work-related injury or illness. In California, all employers are required to either purchase a workers’ compensation insurance policy or become self-insured. To be eligible to receive benefits, you must… Read More »

When Work Accidents Are Caused by Machines or Equipment

Many workers rely on machines — from electronic equipment to power tools — to perform their jobs. When these machines malfunction, the results can be disastrous or even deadly. According to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries and abrasions each year,… Read More »

Would Proper Security Have Prevented Your Injury?

Hotels, shopping malls, nightclubs, parking garages, college campuses and ATM kiosks should be safe places for patrons. However, assaults and other criminal activity are increasingly common. Under California premises liability laws, such as Calif. Civil Code section 1714(a), property owners have a legal duty to ensure that their property does not pose undue risks to… Read More »

Why Uninsured Motorist Coverage Is Vital for California Drivers

After a serious car accident, the last thing you want to discover is that the at-fault driver doesn’t have liability insurance. Unfortunately, the number of uninsured and underinsured drivers has steadily increased in recent years. In California, drivers are legally required to have insurance. For passenger vehicles, the minimum liability requirements are $15,000 for injury/death… Read More »