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The Differences Between Employee and Independent Contractor in California

The Differences Between Employee and Independent Contractor in California

By benjamin | December 1, 2022

In a recent class-action lawsuit, Uber agreed to pay out 8.4 million to drivers in California who were hired as independent contractors instead of employees. This case is important because it highlights the difference between these two classifications, and how they are treated under the law. For Uber drivers, this can be an important distinction…

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The Americans with Disabilities Act: What It Covers and Why It Matters

The Americans with Disabilities Act: What It Covers and Why It Matters

By benjamin | November 23, 2022

The Americans with Disabilities Act: What It Covers and Why It Matters The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a very important piece of legislation that exists to protect individuals with disabilities against discrimination. While this discrimination can be active, like an employer refusing to hire someone based on their disability, it can also occur…

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The PACT Act Veterans Benefits for Burn Pit Exposure

The PACT Act: Veterans Benefits for Burn Pit Exposure

By timanders | November 16, 2022

The PACT Act is a recently passed piece of legislation designed to help veterans who have been exposed to burn pits and other harmful materials. These veterans often suffer from a host of illnesses and conditions, all of which are considered to be presumptive (meaning the illness is assumed to have come from the exposure).…

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The Big 13 Signs - You Need to Call A Workers' Compensation Lawyer

The Big 13 Signs You Need to Call A Workers' Compensation Lawyer

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | November 9, 2022

The Big 13 Signs – You Need to Call A Workers' Compensation Lawyer Some of the signs below happen before the claim is ever denied. Others happen with accepted claims. Read this blog article to learn all the signs that you need to call a workers' compensation lawyer for help with your claim. By identifying…

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The Ultimate Qualified Medical Evaluation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

The Ultimate Qualified Medical Evaluation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | November 2, 2022

So you are hurt at work and soon thereafter a packet of papers from the insurance adjuster arrives in the mail. It's a bunch of paperwork that you don't understand including information about obtaining a Qualified Medical Evaluation (QME). You could call the adjuster and ask about it. But then you remember that the adjuster…

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What You Can Do to Stay Safe of the Roadways of California

Traffic Deaths in California are on the Rise: What You Can Do to Stay Safe [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | October 12, 2022

Traffic deaths in California have been on the rise in recent years, and this is a problem that needs to be addressed. Traffic collisions are a leading cause of death in the United States, and they are only getting worse. In this blog post, we will discuss why traffic deaths are on the rise, and…

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The Risks of Being a Victim of Driver Negligence as a Homeless Person

The Risks of Being a Victim of Driver Negligence as a Homeless Person [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | October 19, 2022

Driver negligence is a serious legal issue that can have devastating consequences for homeless people. Most people overlook the risks of being a victim of driver negligence as a homeless person. Statistics show that homeless people are hit by drivers far more often than people in other demographics. This is because homeless people tend to…

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Will My Pre-Existing Conditions Hurt My Workers Compensation Case?

Will My Pre-Existing Conditions Hurt My Workers Compensation Case? [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | September 28, 2022

If you have a pre-existing condition, you may be wondering, “Will My Pre-Existing Conditions Hurt My Workers Compensation Case?” The good news is that in California, pre-existing conditions cannot be used to reduce most of the benefits you are entitled to receive. The bad news is that employers and their insurance adjusters try to deny…

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A Perfect Guide for Workers’ Compensation and Medicare Set-Asides

A Perfect Guide for Workers’ Compensation and Medicare Set-Asides [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | September 14, 2022

Workers' Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) is an arrangement in which a portion of a workers' compensation settlement is set aside to pay for future medical care related to the injury. To help you understand, we assembled a perfect guide for workers' compensation and Medicare set-asides. The MSA amount is placed in a trust or an…

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Recovering For Injury Victims Of California Truck Accidents

Recovering For Injury Victims Of California Truck Accidents [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | August 24, 2022

No one ever expects to be involved in a California truck accident. However, these accidents do happen, and they can have devastating consequences. If you or a loved one has been involved in a California truck accident, it is important to know more about how truck accidents happen and what to do if they happen…

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How Medical Bills Are Paid After A Car Accident

How Medical Bills Are Paid After A Car Accident [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | September 7, 2022

You were seriously injured in an accident when your vehicle crashed, now your medical bills mounting as well. Oftentimes people hear that when an accident occurs someone else's car insurance has paid for their medical expenses for the accident. How did their medical bills get paid? Can I get paid for my health care expenses?…

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The First Thing You Should Do If You Are Injured at Work

The First Thing You Should Do If You Are Injured at Work [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | August 31, 2022

The First Thing You Should Do If You Are Injured at Work – Many employers use special programs to prevent workplace accidents. The safety of the workplace and efforts to prevent work related injury or illness should both benefit the employee and their employer. When the employer provides a safe work space, it saves money…

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What To Do If Your Workers Compensation Claim Is Denied

What To Do If Your Workers Compensation Claim Is Denied [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | May 25, 2022

If you are injured on the job in California, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help you cover medical expenses and lost wages while you recover from your injury. But sometimes workers’ compensation claims are denied. That's right. You expect that your claim will be accepted. After all, you are…

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The Ultimate Qualified Medical Evaluation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

The Ultimate Qualified Medical Evaluation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | November 2, 2022

So you are hurt at work and soon thereafter a packet of papers from the insurance adjuster arrives in the mail. It's a bunch of paperwork that you don't understand including information about obtaining a Qualified Medical Evaluation (QME). You could call the adjuster and ask about it. But then you remember that the adjuster…

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10 Tricks Insurance Adjusters Use to Lowball Your Injury Case

10 Tricks Insurance Adjusters Use to Lowball Your Auto Accident Injury Case [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | September 21, 2022

If you're involved in an auto accident, the insurance carrier will have an adjuster to evaluate your claim. The insurance adjuster evaluates the information that you submit and decides to pay or not pay your claim. While these adjusters may appear friendly and professional, it is important to remember that their job is to settle…

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Best Product Liability Injury Lawyers California

Best California Products Liability Attorneys [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | June 29, 2022

Most people don't think twice about the safety of the products they use every day. But when a product is defective, it can cause serious injuries – and even death. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. At our law firm, our experienced…

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Waiting Periods: How Long Until I Receive My First Workers Compensation Check?

Waiting Periods: How Long Until I Receive My First Workers' Compensation Check? [2022]

By napolinesq | October 5, 2022

If you've been injured at work, you may be wondering how long it will take to receive your first workers' compensation check. In California there are legal time frames for paying benefits that the employer must meet or face penalties. In this article you will learn the time frames for receiving temporary disability money benefits…

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Whiplash Injury: Don't Settle for Less Than You Deserve

Whiplash Injury: Don't Settle for Less Than You Deserve [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | June 1, 2022

If you have been in an automobile collision and are feeling pain in your neck, you may be suffering from whiplash. Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when the head is suddenly jerked backwards and then forwards. Many people don't seek medical care after a car accident because they aren't feeling the full extent…

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage Explained: How It Protects Accident Victims

Uninsured Motorist Coverage Explained: How It Protects Accident Victims [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | May 18, 2022

If you are in a car accident and the other driver is uninsured, your own insurance policy may help cover the costs of your injuries. This is known as uninsured motorist bodily injury coverage. It can be a lifesaver in a difficult situation. In this article, “Uninsured Motorist Coverage Explained: How It Protects Accident Victims,”…

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Qualified Medical Evaluation: What It Is and Why You Need One

Qualified Medical Evaluation: What It Is and Why You Need One [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | June 8, 2022

If you are hurt at work and are undergoing treatment with your employer's doctors, then you need to know, what is a Qualified Medical Evaluation (QME). You may have received paperwork from the adjuster in the mail about it. The form gives you the opportunity to object to the determinations of your workers' compensation treating…

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Do I Have An Auto Accident Claim For Personal Injury?

Do I Have An Auto Accident Claim For Personal Injury? [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | June 15, 2022

Do I Have An Auto Accident Claim For Personal Injury? – If you are hurt and did not cause the accident, then you likely do have an auto accident claim for personal injury. You should contact the best auto accident lawyers right away to help establish your claim with the insurance company of the person…

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How Long Injured Workers Have To File A Workers Comp Claim

How Long Injured Workers Have To File A Workers Comp Claim [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | May 4, 2022

How Long Injured Workers Have To File A Workers' Comp Claim In this article we will discuss the time limits for filing a California Workers' Compensation Case and some common ways the time limit can be extended. The reader will also be introduced to the basic ideas of the statute of limitations, why it exists,…

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A Lawyer May Get Your Claim Accepted Rather Than Denied

How Workers' Compensation Lawyers Help When Your Claim Is Denied [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | April 20, 2022

How Workers' Compensation Lawyers Help When Your Claim Is Denied – If your workers' compensation claim has been denied, you need to take action right away. Denied claims mean that you won't receive any benefits at all. This can be a huge financial blow for injured workers. You need legal help to get your claim…

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The Big 13 Signs - You Need to Call A Workers' Compensation Lawyer

The Big 13 Signs You Need to Call A Workers' Compensation Lawyer

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | November 9, 2022

The Big 13 Signs – You Need to Call A Workers' Compensation Lawyer Some of the signs below happen before the claim is ever denied. Others happen with accepted claims. Read this blog article to learn all the signs that you need to call a workers' compensation lawyer for help with your claim. By identifying…

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7 Step Guide to Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Auto Accident [2022]

7 Step Guide to Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Auto Accident [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | April 13, 2022

If you have been injured in a car accident, then follow this 7 Step Guide to Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Auto Accident. You may be overwhelmed by the number of auto accident lawyers in your area, but don't worry, we are here to help! In this blog post, we will discuss…

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