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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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California Workers' Compensation and Disability Discrimination: What You Need to Know

California Workers' Compensation and Disability Discrimination: What You Need to Know [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | August 17, 2022

When A Work Injury Qualifies As A Disability Under Workers' Compensation Injuries that arise at work are covered by workers' compensation insurance. But do they qualify for disability protection under discrimination law? Not all injuries qualify for disability protection. This blog post will provide an overview of workers’ compensation and disability discrimination laws in California,…

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Switching Workers' Comp Attorneys in the Middle of Your Case

Switching Workers' Comp Attorneys in the Middle of Your Case: What You Need to Know [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | July 27, 2022

If you're not happy with the representation you're getting from your workers' comp attorney, you may be wondering if there's anything you can do about it. The good news is, yes, you can switch attorneys – even in the middle of your case. However, before making that decision, there are a few things you need…

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9 Steps to Success When Injured In A Car Accident

9 Steps to Success When Injured In A Car Accident [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | July 6, 2022

9 Steps to Success When Injured In A Car Accident – If you are involved in a car accident, it is important to stay calm and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and others. Car accidents can be traumatic, and it is easy to make mistakes if you are not sure what to do.…

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Contact A Third-Party Liability Claim Attorney

Third Party Liability Claim Attorneys [2022]

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

Third-Party Liability Claim Attorneys: Holding Negligent Actors Liability For Your Work Injury If you've been injured on the job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits. However, in some cases third-party negligence can also play a role in an accident. This means that the party responsible for your injury is not your employer or…

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How to Identify Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and What to Do Next

How to Identify Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and What to Do Next [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | May 11, 2022

Nursing home abuse is unfortunately a common problem in the United States. Elderly adults who are dependent on others for assistance are often the victims of abuse, neglect and mistreatment. This can include physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and financial exploitation. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in…

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5 Steps to Hire the Right Personal Injury Lawyer For A Car Accident [2022]

5 Steps to Hire the Right Personal Injury Lawyer For A Car Accident [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | April 27, 2022

5 Steps to Hire the Right Personal Injury Lawyer: How to Choose Representation After a Car Accident If you have experienced a personal injury in an automobile accident, then you need to find a lawyer as soon as possible. This is not a decision that should be taken lightly – you need to find the…

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Take These Steps To Protect Your Legal Rights After a Car Accident

Take These Steps To Protect Your Legal Rights After a Car Accident [2022]

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

Take These Steps To Protect Your Legal Rights After a Car Accident [2022] – If you are in a car accident, it is important to take steps to protect your legal rights. A lawyer can argue the facts in a light most favorable to your case, but they cannot change what happened. This is a…

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Types of Injuries and Their Severity Affect Claim Settlement Value

How to Get the Financial Compensation You Deserve After A Car Accident

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

An automobile accident can be a traumatic experience. In addition to the physical injuries, you may also suffer from emotional distress. The last thing you want to deal with is the hassle with the insurance company. If you didn't cause the automobile accident, then you should seek financial compensation from the person who did. Hopefully…

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Changing Treating Physician's Within the Medical Provider Network (MPN)

How To Select A New Workers Compensation Doctor For Your Work Injury Claim [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | March 23, 2022

How To Select A New Workers Compensation Doctor For Your Work-Related Injury in 2022 – If you've been hurt at work in 2022, your employer or their insurance carrier may have you visit a Medical Provider Network (MPN) for treatment. You can switch to another doctor within the MPN after completing your initial therapy if…

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Working with a Car Accident Lawyer like Napolin

Working with a Car Accident Lawyer like Napolin [2022]

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

Working with a Car Accident Lawyer like Napolin – The decision whether or not to hire an attorney following a vehicle accident is yours. However, working with a car accident lawyer like Napolin can greatly assist your case. Hiring a legal professional to assist you with your claim has several advantages, including: Having an expert…

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How You Get Money Compensation Out of An Auto Accident Claim

How You Get Money Compensation Out of An Auto Accident Claim [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | August 3, 2022

Learn How People Are Getting Way More For Their Auto Accident Cases Using These Methods If you have been injured in an auto accident, you may be wondering How You Get Money Compensation Out of An Auto Accident Claim. The good news is that there are a number of ways to obtain money compensation, and…

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What You Need to Know About Workers Compensation Construction Injuries

What You Need to Know About Workers' Compensation Construction Injuries [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | August 10, 2022

Construction work can be dangerous. Here is What You Need to Know About Workers Compensation Construction Injuries. Workers are often exposed to a variety of risks, including falls, electrocution, and hazardous materials. When an injury occurs on a construction site, the workers may be able to file a workers' compensation claim and receive benefits. This…

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Workers Compensation Rights: What to Expect at the Industrial Medical Clinic

Workers Compensation Rights: What to Expect at the Industrial Medical Clinic [2022]

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | June 22, 2022

If you are injured at work, you need to know your workers compensation rights: what to expect at the industrial medical clinic. Your employer is required to send you for medical treatment and pay for it. This usually means a visit to the industrial medical clinic. However, many employees do not know that they have…

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Working in a Warehouse? You're More Likely to Get Injured Than the Average Worker

Working in a Warehouse? You're More Likely to Get Injured Than the Average Worker [2022]

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

Working in a Warehouse? You're More Likely to Get Injured Than the Average Worker If you work in a warehouse, you're more likely to get injured on the job than the average worker. That's according to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, Amazon warehousing jobs are more dangerous than the…

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How to Calculate Temporary Disability Payments After a Work-Related Injury

How to Calculate Temporary Disability Payments After Work-Related Injury [2022]

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

If you are injured at work, one of the benefits you may be entitled to is temporary disability payments. You might be wondering, how to Calculate Temporary Disability payments after work-related injury. This can be a confusing process to understand because the workers' compensation laws are complex. How much you will receive each week, how…

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Temporary Disability Keyboard How To Get Paid Temporary Disability Payments

How to Get Paid Temporary Disability When You're Hurt at Work

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

If you've been injured at work, you're probably wondering how you're going to make ends meet. Workers' compensation is supposed to help with that, but sometimes the insurance company doesn't pay out what they're supposed to. In this blog post, we'll tell you everything you need to know about getting paid Temporary Disability when you're…

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Traffic Collision Reports and Automobile Accidents - A Quick Breakdown

Traffic Collision Reports and Automobile Accidents – A Quick Breakdown

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

How Traffic Collision Reports Are Created Filing a report with the police usually starts with a call to 911, or other local non-emergency number, to report an incident. The dispatcher assigns the call to local officers nearby who go to investigate. Once at the scene of the incident, the officers evaluate the situation by making…

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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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