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California Workers Compensation Development

California Workers Compensation System Development

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | March 13, 2021

California Workers Compensation History California Workers Compensation System Development – The laws that comprise California's current workers’ compensation system developed over time. The origins of the system trace back to the industrial revolution in the late 19th century. In addition, as mass production and factories increased, many workers fell victims to employers’ disinclination to take responsibility in…

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Are Motorcycles Actually That Much More Dangerous Than Cars?

Are Motorcycles Actually That Much More Dangerous Than Cars?

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | March 6, 2021

And If So, What Can A Cyclist Do To Stay Safe? Many who are not already licensed motorcycle riders have at least entertained the thought of riding one. They are cheaper and more fuel efficient than cars and are often seen maneuvering through dense lines of vehicles while others are trapped in traffic. The most…

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Undocumented California Workers Compensation Legal Rights

Undocumented California Workers Compensation Legal Rights

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | February 27, 2021

Undocumented California Workers Compensation Legal Rights Undocumented California Workers Compensation Legal Rights Allow Claiming Industrial Injury Compensation and Medical Benefits. Illegal immigration, particularly from Mexico, has been an issue in the United States for many years now. With a changing executive and a changing legislature, the governments stance on immigration policy fluctuates from hostile to ambivalent. To…

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Workers Compensation Independent Medical Review Process

Workers Compensation Independent Medical Review Process

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | February 13, 2021

Workers Compensation Independent Medical Review Process – After a work related injury, the injured person should be permitted to see a doctor at an industrial clinic within the workers’ compensation insurance network. The physician within the network is known as an MPN doctor. That MPN doctor will request needed treatment to cure or relieve the effects…

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Everything You Need To Know About California DUI's

Everything You Need To Know About California DUI's

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | February 8, 2021

California DUI: Knowledge Is Power Safety Each day in the United States, nearly 30 people die as a result of a drunk driving collision. That equals out to approximately one person every 50 minutes. In 2010 alone (which is the most recent year on which data has been recorded), damages and deaths related to DUI…

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Everything You Need To Know About California DUI's

Everything You Need To Know About California DUI's

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | February 8, 2021

California DUI: Knowledge Is Power Safety Each day in the United States, nearly 30 people die as a result of a drunk driving collision. That equals out to approximately one person every 50 minutes. In 2010 alone (which is the most recent year on which data has been recorded), damages and deaths related to DUI…

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CA Workers Compensation Return to Work Supplement Program

CA Workers Compensation Return to Work Supplement Program

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | February 1, 2021

CA Workers Compensation Return to Work Supplement Program CA Workers Compensation Return to Work Supplement Program – California Labor Code Section 139.48 implemented through Senate Bill 863 created a $120 Million fund for a Supplement Program called Return to Work (RTW). The RTW fund was created to provide aid for workers whose disability benefits are extremely…

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Accident Injury Lawyer Talks Prop. 22

Accident Injury Lawyer Talks Prop. 22

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | January 24, 2021

Employee or Independent Contractor? How Prop. 22 May Affect Your Claim On November 3rd, 2020, California voters voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 22 which claimed 58.56% of the vote. What about this bill fostered such fervent support? And how, if at all, could it affect your Workers' Compensation claim? Before we can answer these questions, let's…

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Understanding the Legal Liability in Lane Splitting Accidents

Understanding the Legal Liability in Lane Splitting Accidents

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | January 16, 2021

Motor cyclists have long been allowed to split the lane with auto vehicles to avoid traffic. You are driving in the freeway and all of a sudden, you see a motorcycle accelerating next to you in the same lane. Although motorcycles share the lanes with other vehicles for years, it only became legal in 2017.…

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Workers' Compensation FAQ

Workers' Compensation FAQ

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | January 11, 2021

Questions? We've Got Answers. For the average person, the field of workers' compensation is entirely foreign to them until they sustain a work-related injury. Once an injury does occur, many without the right guidance are forced to educate themselves quickly on this complex legal field while simultaneously worrying about their physical recovery. This can soon…

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California Workers Compensation Law MPN

California Workers Compensation Law MPN

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | January 2, 2021

Medical Provider Network for California Workers Compensation Law The California workers compensation law MPN concept was introduced to the system in 2004. That year, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB899 into law, bringing about a sweeping overhaul of California’s workers’ compensation system. The MPN, short for Medical Provider Network, allows insurers to create their own private…

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What You Need To Know About Hit-And-Run Accidents

What You Need To Know About Hit-And-Run Accidents

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 29, 2020

California Hit-And-Run Accident Facts & Tips A hit-and-run crash occurs when a driver responsible for a vehicle collision leaves the scene of the collision before exchanging necessary information, offering aid to injured parties, reporting the crash, or communicating with authorities. These incidents often have serious consequences, ranging from extended road delays to the death of…

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Driving Anxiety

Suffering Driving Anxiety Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 18, 2020

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, more than 37,000 people die in car accidents in America every year. And Auto an additional 2.35 million others were injured or disabled in car crashes. Going through such accidents is very difficult and can build up trauma. The psychological effects should never be undervalued. More…

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Recovering For Lost Earning Capacity In California

Can You Recover For Lost Earning Capacity In California?

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 11, 2020

Recovering For Lost Earning Capacity In California Many are aware that they can recover for medical bills and lost wages under a Workers' Compensation claim in California. However, did you know that it is also possible to recover for lost earning capacity as well? In this blog we will explain the difference between “lost wages”…

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Best Driving Strategies to Avoid Car Crashes

Best Driving Strategies to Avoid Car Crashes

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 4, 2020

Develop the following Habits to Avoid Auto Accidents Best Driving Strategies – Car crashes happen for all sorts of reasons. The accident statistics are staggering. Usually it is a combination of unfortunate circumstances that lead to a collision. To lessen the chances that you will fall victim to an accident out on the streets, we…

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Can An Employer Be Liable For Employee Exposure To Asbestos?

Can An Employer Be Liable For Employee Exposure To Asbestos?

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | November 28, 2020

What Is Asbestos? The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines Asbestos as “the name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals that are resistant to heat and corrosion.” Asbestos has been widely used for a variety of practical applications, including pipe insulation, floor tiles, building materials, and brakes…

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How to Tell that You Need a Workers Compensation Lawyer

How to Tell that You Need a Workers Compensation Lawyer in California

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | November 20, 2020

Do You Need a California Workers Compensation Lawyer for Injury Claim Benefits? Many workers in California are aware that if they are injured on the job that they will be covered under Workers Compensation. Unfortunately, many employees become injured and do not know how to correctly pursue a workers compensation claim in California. Sometimes when…

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Benefits Of The "No-Fault" System In Workers' Compensation

Benefits Of The “No-Fault” System In Workers' Compensation

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | November 14, 2020

Why The “No-Fault” System Is Crucial To Workers' Compensation You were injured while on the job. As a result of your treatment you incurred medical bills and also lost wages while you were missing work during recovery. You'd like to file a Workers' Compensation claim with an attorney to try to obtain a settlement that…

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Complex Legal Issues of Electric Scooter Accidents

Complex Legal Issues of Electric Scooter Accidents

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | November 6, 2020

Have you seen electric scooters roaming around the city lately? Electric scooters fill Los Angeles and many other cities in South California. People are loving these scooters because they provide an alternative to transportation that is convenient, cheap and fast. Electric scooters travel up to 15 mph. Companies like Bird and Lime brought these motorized…

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How The Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine May Support Your Claim

How The Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine May Support Your Claim

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | October 31, 2020

The Duty To Take The Plaintiff “As You Find Them” How does a preexisting condition affect your accident injury claim? What if the defendant argues that you already had the injuries you claim were sustained from the accident? Cornell's Legal Information Institute defines the Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine, also referred to as the Eggshell Skull Rule,…

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Types of Injuries that you can recover for in California Workers Compensation Claims

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | October 23, 2020

What Constitutes a Work Related Injury in California California workers' compensation law requires that the injured worker prove that the injury arose out of and occurred in the course and scope of employment. Once the connection between employment and the injury is established, the California injured worker is entitled to benefits. The following are the…

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COVID-19 Workers' Comp. Benefits

Important Notice Regarding COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Benefits Eligibility for Immigrant Workers

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | October 16, 2020

New Alert From Insurance Commissioner Affects COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Benefits Eligibility for Immigrant Workers A new notice from Ricardo Lara, Insurance Commissioner, has important implications on the rights of immigrant workers in the United States. This year, Lara notified insurance companies that workers who have been affected by COVID-19 while working are eligible to receive…

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California Workers Compensation Claims Apportionment Issues

California Workers Compensation Claims Apportionment Issues

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | October 9, 2020

Apportionment Issues With California Workers Compensation Claims Most of those who experience an injury at work and who have a preexisting condition have trouble receiving workers compensation benefits. When the injured worker applies to the workers compensation carrier, the claim is swiftly denied. This can happen when a preexisting condition to the same body part…

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Three Steps For Those Injured In A Motorcycle Accident

Three Steps For Those Injured In A Motorcycle Accident

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | October 3, 2020

Important Next Steps Following A Motorcycle Accident Motorcycle accidents are common and among the most dangerous types of vehicle accidents. This is especially true for California motorcyclists in light of the state’s lane splitting allowance. Following a motorcycle accident, those who are lucky enough to escape with their lives find themselves overcome with fear and…

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Abatement of Security Premises Liability

What is Abatement of Security Premises Liability

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | September 25, 2020

Abatement of Security Premises Liability – So exactly what is abatement of security and how could it play into your premises security case? If you Google this unusual term you will come up with nothing. When it was raised by a very capable attorney in one of my negligent security case assignments I found out…

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