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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 Prop 213 Means for Auto Accident Victims

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | January 3, 2016

Recoverable Damages Where Prop. 213 Applies Know important legal rights when injured in an automobile accident What Prop 213 Means for Auto Accident Victims – Those who choose to drive without insurance can lose important legal rights when injured in an automobile accident. When a collision happens and the victim is uninsured, they lose the right to collect pain and…

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Best Driving Strategies

Best Driving Strategies to Avoid Car Crashes

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 27, 2015

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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Will an Auto Accident Case Go to Trial

How Often Will an Auto Accident Case Go to Trial

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | September 7, 2018

What are the odds of your car accident case actually going to trial? Will an Auto Accident Case Go to Trial – This is a common question for those who have hired or are looking to hire a lawyer for a crash. The reality is that most cases never see the inside of a courtroom.…

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Get Money for Lost Wages Following an Auto Accident

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 24, 2015

How a Lawyer Can Help Recover Lost Income Lost Wages Following an Auto Accident – California law allows for the recovery of lost wages caused by auto accidents. But wage claims are a complex endeavor. Napolin Law Firm has experience litigating income damages claims. Call us today at 909-325-6032 if you are losing income due to an automobile,…

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Benefits of Uninsured Motorist Protection

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 20, 2015

Are You Protected by Your Auto Insurance From an Uninsured Drivers? Benefits of Uninsured Motorist Protection – People driving without any auto accident insurance usually have no assets. When these same people cause auto accidents, the car injury victim is left without any recovery despite legitimate injuries. In clear terms, where no insurance is in place…

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Terrible Injury Risks Associated with Motorcycle Accidents

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 5, 2015

Motorcycle Accidents – A motorcycle is an extremely dangerous machine. When it comes to riding in California, the danger is ever present. High speed and heavily congested roadways significantly increase the terrible risks of motorcyclists. When motorbike accidents happen, the damages are often terrible and catastrophic. Unlike other motor vehicles such as cars and trucks, motorcyclists…

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Horrible Vehicle Collision Resulting in Auto Accident Amputation

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | November 26, 2015

Have You Been Involved in a Car Accident Injury Resulting in Amputation? Auto Accident Amputation – The amputation of a limb is an extremely serious type of bodily harm. Statistics show that a majority of amputations are caused by auto accidents. Of those cases, a significant number are the result of car crashes in California. Due to the State's congested…

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Fighting with Rude Problematic Auto Insurance Adjusters

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | August 12, 2015

Fight Problem Auto Accident Injury Adjusters – One of the worst parts of being involved in an automobile accident of any kind is having to deal with insurance adjusters. Most of the time they are the worst! This is especially true when bodily injury is involved and the injury victim has to deal with the…

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Car Accident Case Settlement Amount Calculation

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | August 12, 2015

Calculating Case Settlement Value for a Car Accident – Many factors are at play in determining the value of a car accident bodily injury settlement amount. Some of the factors are objective facts surrounding the accident and injury, while others are subjective based upon the perspective and interests of the involved parties. Before diving into an…

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How To Prove A Workers' Compensation Injury Claim

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | February 7, 2015

Proving a workers' compensation injury claim Proving a workers' compensation injury claim involves offering proof to show that it is more likely than not that the harm occurred in the course and scope of one's employment in California. Then substantial medical evidence must be presented to the court to show by a preponderance of the evidence the…

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What to Know About California Workers' Compensation

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 31, 2014

What is California Workers' Compensation Law? What to Know About California Workers' Compensation Law-  If you get injured on the job, your employer is required by law to pay for workers' compensation benefits. You can get injured by: 1. One event at work. Examples: harming your back in a fall, getting burned by a chemical that…

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Navigating California Workers Compensation Law

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 19, 2014

How to Navigate Through California's Workers Compensation Law California workers compensation law is intricate and rigid. In order to collect benefits and to maximize them, steps must be taken and they must be taken at the correct time. A California workers compensation law attorney can help you navigate the complicated laws to help get you…

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What is a Medical Provider Network Under California Law

California Workers Compensation Medical Provider Network Law

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 15, 2014

What is a Medical Provider Network (MPN) Under California 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…

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

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 8, 2014

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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Workers Compensation, Personal Injury Attorney Information

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 18, 2014

California Workers Compensation Law Information Help – If you've been hurt in the work environment, you have actually most likely been informed that the only payment you can get will originate from your company's workers' compensation insurance. This is the basic guideline, there are lots of exceptions– circumstances in which you could be able to…

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California Workers Compensation Law Benefits

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | October 19, 2014

Workers Compensation Law Benefits For California Residents The Work Comp Law is defined by the Labor Code. This means that regardless of which insurance company your employer utilizes, the benefits you can hope to obtain are going to be the exact same. Furthermore, the Labor Code and California Code of Regulations define exactly how the insurance carrier…

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California Workers Compensation Law Claim Resolution

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | October 19, 2014

Claim Resolution Under California Workers Compensation Law California workers compensation law claim resolution is different than personal injury lawsuits in many ways. Although both workers compensation law and personal injury law both deal with bodily harm, the two are drastically different. Workers comp is an insurance policy that all employers in the State must provide…

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California Workers Compensation Law Attorney Legal Services

California Workers Compensation Law Attorney Services

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 29, 2021

Attorney Services For California Workers Compensation Law Claims In the event a dispute arises in the claims process that cannot be resolved between the employee and the adjuster, the employee has the right to file an application for adjudication of claim with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB). To do so, the employee may file…

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California Workers Compensation Law Sleep Loss Claim

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | October 18, 2014

Sleep Loss Claim Under California Workers Compensation Law Sleep loss can occur as a primary or secondary effect of a job related accident injury or illness. When it does, workers' compensation usually covers the medical treatment to cure or relieve the sleep loss. However, a recent reform to the system has impacted the ability of…

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Deciding On A California Workers Compensation Law Attorney

By Alexander D. Napolin, Esq. | December 30, 2014

Factors for Deciding on a California Workers Compensation Law Attorney Those who experience a work injury or illness will likely be deciding on a California workers compensation law attorney to guide them through the complex claims process and take their case to trial if necessary to resolve any disputes that arise. Whether the injury to the body resulted…

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