Head Injury Compensation Guide

Head Injury Compensation Guide

There are many ways we can injure our heads. Head injuries can be as simple as minor bruising and skin lacerations. On the more serious side, they can include concussions, fractured skulls or traumatic brain injuries.  Sometimes even minor head injuries can create lifelong symptoms. Some of those might include headaches, dizziness, and vision problems. […]

How to Choose the Right Lawyer For Your Legal Needs

How to Choose the Right Lawyer For Your Legal Needs

With so many television commercials, billboards, online ads for attorneys, how do you decide which lawyer to hire? Do you choose an attorney from the advertisement you saw? Would you rather get a referral from a friend or a trusted source? What do you look for when choosing an attorney? If you are a woman, […]

Non-MPN Medical Reports Are Admissible

Non-MPN Medical Reports Are Admissible

On November 14, 2013, the California Supreme Court ruled that medical reports from physicians outside of the employer’s medical provider network obtained by the employee are admissible in proceedings to determine disability benefits. (Valdez v. W.C.A.B and Warehouse Demo Serv. et al., S204387). The non-MPN medical reports are admissible on the issue of compensation for […]

Specific Injuries Versus Cumulative Trauma Injuries

Specific Injuries Versus Cumulative Trauma Injuries

Generally, there are two types of work-place injuries. A work-place injury is referred to as a specific injury or cumulative trauma. Sometimes an injured worker could have sustained more than one injury at different times and may suffer from more than one specific injury, cumulative trauma or a combination of the two. A specific injury […]