A. You will get the amount of money necessary to repair your car to the condition it was in before the accident. If the car is a “total loss” you would then be offered the amount the car was worth,... Continue Reading »
Q. Can my spouse recover for loss of services, and for participating in my care?
A. No. Benefits are paid to you for your loss. Your spouse’s assistance is considered gratuitous. Additionally, there are no “punitive damage” awards under workers’ compensation. Posted in: Workers' Compensation Continue Reading »
Q. Can I bring a claim against anyone else, in addition to the workers’ compensation claim?
A. Yes. In many instances, you may bring a claim against the ultimate wrongdoer. This is called a third-party action. Sometimes the claim is against the premises owner or the manufacturer of a defective product. There may be claims against... Continue Reading »
Q. If I die as a result of a fatal work accident, may my dependents obtain benefits on my behalf?
A. Yes. Dependency status is determined by statutory language. A spouse and children living with you at the time of your death are presumed to be dependents. The amount of benefits are usually determined by the wages in effect at... Continue Reading »
Andy and Paul first discussed today California’s very very overcrowded prisons. Paul supplied some background and talked about the latest Federal Court orders, but the thing that triggered the conversation was the issue about illness and death at two of…
What is the law? The answer can be absolutely dizzying. Most of us know the basics of our government’s system for creating new laws. Yet, the process of taking an idea through the Congress can be extremely daunting, and filled…