Here is a link to a transcript of a recent court case of Ron Metzinger, Munoz v Dept Of Corrections, that is a new decision on the question of what constitutes a good faith non-discriminatory action. This case has redefined what that means and has changed the law in favor of injured workers.
If you have a workplace injury case, we... Read More
Individuals who are employed by the State of California and many other individuals who are employed as Peace Officers or individuals under the California Retirement Systems known as CalPERS have numerous ways of obtaining retirement for their employment with the State of California.
Individuals who are not considered custody persons have two potential retirements available to them:
One is a “Medical Retirement”... Read More
If you have a workers’ compensation case, there is a new case that has come out which allows you and your doctor to obtain medical treatment under the workers’ compensation system where the Request for Authorization has been submitted by the doctor and denied in Independent Medical Review or denied by the insurance carrier.
This new case indicates that if the... Read More
The current uproar with President Trump and the immigration policy that is being developed by the United States has caused great consternation and fear in the immigrant population in the United States especially in California. Many individuals here have the appropriate paperwork like a Green Card and are lawfully allowed to be in the United States. Many of people in... Read More
For all of our clients or any individuals who are contemplating a Workers’ Compensation injury claim/lawsuit, people forget that Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter are all accounts which are on the internet. Anytime you use one of these websites, anybody can look at it. It gives the insurance company, defense lawyers or investigators the ability to see what you are posting.
Normally,... Read More
There are many changes which are taking place in the Social Security Administration and on Social Security benefits after the recent election of Mr. Trump. He is moving to reduce regulations and benefits for all people especially for those who are on Social Security.
Some of the changes are that where the treating physician used to have great weight and be... Read More
Peace Officers have been defined as sheriffs, police, wardens, correctional officers and other individuals who considered peace officers under state regulations. The definition of cardiovascular disability is where the heart is directly involved.
For example, if you have high blood pressure but it doesn’t affect the heart then the presumption does not apply. We are looking at an actual ventricular disease... Read More
South Coast Plaza vs. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. This is a case out of the Supreme Court of the State of California which indicates that if any individual has a medical problem - it could be unknown in origin or may cause death and the death is known - if there is any contribution by the employment itself then the... Read More
Did you know that under California law Government Code § 12940, a request for a reasonable accommodation is a protected activity based on religion or disability constitutes protected activity?
An employer may not retaliate against any employee making such a request. Also, Civil Code § 51, known as the California Unruh Civil Rights Act, provides that all persons within California are... Read More
If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a certain specialist or role in keeping the household running.
Since I wash dishes faster than anyone, I’m the family dishwashing expert. I’m also the point man for paying medical bills. My wife and I have separate health coverage, so I have to make sure our providers have the up-to-date information they... Read More