Workers' Compensation Attorney Podcasts

What is the Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trust Fund (SIBTF)?

This is a common issue missed in many workers' compensation cases. You'll have somebody that has a workers' compensation claim and they have a certain amount of disability in that claim and they have pre-existing disability usually caused by something that's unrelated to the workers' compensation.

2020 Cal Fire Local 2881 Conference | Work Comp

I wanted to write the blog following my attendance at the 2020 CAL FIRE Convention in downtown Sacramento between Thursday, January 9 and January 11. On the first day (Thursday), I handed out (and many members picked up) my free Workers' Compensation Safety Booklets.

COVID 19, Safety Personnel and Workers' Compensation

I've been starting to get some phone calls from my safety personnel reporting that they've contracted COVID-19. It appears that work is causing COVID-19 based on the facts given to me.

Understanding Prescriptions in the Workers' Compensation System

Understanding the doctor’s role, your pharmacies’ role, your attorney’s role, and the workers’ compensation insurance company’s obligation is critical in the prescription process.

California Fire Season 2020 & Workers' Compensation Injuries

The great number of fires in 2020 (as of the writing of this article, there are 18 fires that over 10 acres in size currently burning), there are going to be a lot of workers' compensation injuries to CAL FIRE personnel.

Difference Between Impairment and Disability

In most of my cases, the discussion of impairment and disability necessary. However, when I have a safety personnel such as CDCR prison personnel and parole officers, CAL FIRE, CHP, city and county firefighters, police officers, and sheriff, this explanation is important.

CDCR, Heart Presumption, and Custodial Duties

As a CDCR employee, you may be entitled to the heart trouble presumption, which means that if you develop a heart condition while employed by CDCR, it is presumed to be related to your job with CDCR.

California Highway Patrol and Workers' Compensation Presumptions

As with most safety personnel, highway patrol officers have multiple presumptions, and if you have an a medical diagnosis, it may be related to work and you may not be aware of it. It’s important to understand your rights especially if you are coming up on retirement.

CAL FIRE and Workers' Compensation Presumptions

As with most safety personnel, firefighters have multiple presumptions, and if you have a medical diagnosis, it may be related to work and you may not be aware of it. It’s important to understand your rights especially if you are coming up on retirement.

CDCR | File Multiple Work Comp Claims or One?

When handling CDCR workers’ compensation claims, you run into officers who have multiple incidents over a period of time. Some of them are bandaid form situations and others require that a workers’ compensation claim form be filed with the employer.

Cal Fire 2881 Conference 2022 | Work Comp Claims

My firm attended the Cal Fire 2881 conference this year. The last time we were at the conference was 2020; obviously the pandemic kept us from the in-person conference.

Catastrophic Accidents in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties

It’s hard to find a doctor and this has gotten worse after St. Joseph Hospital has consolidated a lot of medical facilities in Humboldt County and Del Norte County. A workers' compensation claim makes it almost impossible; add a catastrophic claim and your care will be non-existent without our help

Disability Retirement & Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trust Fund

It is important to understand SIBTF when applying for IDR especially if you’ve had prior workers’ compensation claims where settlement amounts are paid.

Industrial Disability Retirement & Maximum Medical Improvement

This week I wanted to discuss a common problem that is inherent in the workers’ compensation and Industrial Disability Retirement process.

Workers' Compensation Claims in the Eureka & Crescent City Areas

Workers’ Compensation in the Eureka and Crescent City areas are very different than other areas of the State.

Cal Fire, McKinney Fire & Oak Fire, and Workers' Compensation

We are well into fire season with McKinney and Oak Fires dominating the news. The focus is on climate change affecting dry conditions, loss of structures and homes, and loss of land. However, there isn’t enough focus on the impact this has on the fire fighters for CAL FIRE.

Cal Fire Firefighters | Labor Code 4811

This week, the Cal Fire Local 2881 announced an agreement with the State of California for an increased benefit when firefighters are taken off work for a workers’ compensation injury.

Sacramento Workers' Compensation Attorney

My office has focused its representation on safety personnel including CDCR correctional officers, CAL FIRE firefighters, city and county firefighters, city police, and deputy sheriff and county correctional officers. We have been handling cases all over Northern California.