Recent Blog Posts
Can I Sue My Employer for No PPE?
If you were injured on the job in California, you are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. Workers’ comp is available regardless of who caused the accident, whether it was negligence by your company, your co-workers, or even yourself. Workers’ comp benefits include two-thirds of your missed wages, medical expenses, and certain other benefits depending… Read More »
Sex Discrimination Signs: Are You a Victim?
California and federal law prohibit sex discrimination in the workplace. Sex discrimination includes both discrimination in treatment as well as sexual harassment. Sex discrimination includes discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Sex discrimination is not always easy to detect, however. It can be subtle, insidious, and company-wide. Below, we discuss… Read More »
Workers’ Comp Laws in CA
If you work in California as an employee, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. If you get hurt on the job, it’s important to understand your rights and your employer’s obligations. Below, we discuss the basics of workers’ compensation applicability and coverage. For help understanding your rights and maximizing your benefits after a workplace… Read More »
Can I Get Workers’ Comp For COVID-19?
President Biden will soon declare an end to the years-long national emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although contamination rates have dropped, the novel coronavirus persists. People around the country are still contracting the virus, which can knock even fully vaccinated people off their feet for several days. Many people are still being hospitalized… Read More »
What Injuries Are Covered by Workers’ Comp?
California workers’ compensation covers a wide range of injuries and incidents. Below, we discuss the various categories of workplace injury, from those that lead to more direct and simple workers’ comp claims to those that can be more complex and challenging. If you suffer any illness or injury because of your time at work,… Read More »
When Does a Dress Code Become Sex/Gender Discrimination?
California law prohibits sex and gender discrimination in the workplace. Sometimes, discrimination is clear: A company has a policy or clear practice of hiring and promoting only male or heterosexual workers. Workplace discrimination can, however, be sneakier, camouflaged by policies that look fair or neutral from the outside. Even a dress code that applies… Read More »
Addressing Sex and Gender Discrimination in the Hiring Process
California law aims to even the playing field for employees and applicants of all sexes, genders, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Unfortunately, employment discrimination remains a serious problem across the country and within the state. Discrimination can occur even before an employee is hired. Below, we discuss the contours of sex and gender discrimination… Read More »
Pain and Suffering Damages in Wrongful Death/Survival Action Cases
Wrongful death claims are claims brought by the families of deceased accident victims to seek compensation for the harm they suffered due to the death–loss of companionship, funeral expenses, etc. Wrongful death plaintiffs cannot seek damages on behalf of the deceased accident victims, such as their medical bills or loss of earnings. However, a… Read More »
Protecting Your Personal Injury Settlement From Creditors
When you obtain a personal injury settlement, that money is meant to compensate you for the harm you suffered. The settlement is meant to cover your medical bills, your lost wages, and the pain and suffering you endured as a result of your car crash, slip and fall, or other incident. If you have… Read More »
What Is a Serious Injury in California?
Thirteen states throughout the nation are deemed no-fault states when it comes to car accident insurance claims. In a no-fault state, each driver’s insurance policy pays their medical expenses after a crash. California is not one of those states. As an at-fault state, it’s the at-fault driver’s insurance company that is ultimately responsible to… Read More »