Claiming compensation for mental illnesses that stem from injury

Being injured can have a profound effect on your life. It can affect your financial stability, your career progression, your independence and your entire lifestyle. This is why it is very common for victims of an incident or accident to suffer mentally as well as physically in the aftermath. If you are considering going through the process of making a personal injury claim in the state of California, it is important that you get what you deserve, keeping this in mind. In order to do so, it is a good idea to consider the ways in which your mental illness was caused or worsened by the accident and the extent to which this affected your life both emotionally and financially. Steps to take in order to prove emotional distress There are two main things that you will need to do in order to successfully gain compensation for your mental illness in a [...]

2020-02-10T02:01:50+00:00January 24th, 2019|

Employee rights and drug testing in California

The recent legalization of marijuana for medical purposes in the state of California has meant that the law regarding the use of the drug has become somewhat blurred and confusing for many. Often, companies in the state of California demand that their employees take drug tests. This may be for regulation and safety reasons, such as if the company employs truck drivers, or it may simply to ensure that corporate workers are not abusing drugs. If you are concerned about drug testing and how it affects medical marijuana consumption in the state of California, it is important that you take the time to understand the law. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the issue of employee drug testing in California. Is it legal for your employer to demand that you take a drug test? If you are going through the job application process, an employer [...]

2020-02-10T06:24:05+00:00January 16th, 2019|

Can I trust my boss after a work injury?

If you have been injured while at work in the state of California, it is likely that you will be considering making a claim for workers' compensation. In the majority of situations, you are within your rights to do this. However, you must make sure to take action as soon as possible. If you notify your employer too late, you may no longer be able to make a successful claim. It is important to know the role that your boss plays in the claims process additionally. Your employer is essentially a middle man, working between you and their insurance provider. It is important that you do not automatically trust your employer to make the right decisions for you, and that you take the time to understand how the law works for yourself. Don't believe everything that your employer says, and research the law yourself It is quite common for employers [...]

2020-02-10T01:19:48+00:00January 9th, 2019|

Determining the value of a spinal cord injury claim

Being involved in a car or cyclist accident can cause extensive and traumatic injuries. Unfortunately, many victims of such accidents suffer from spinal cord injures as a result. Spinal cord injuries can vary in severity. Some injuries can heal and improve over time, while other patients suffer with the debilitating effects of their injuries for the rest of their lives. If you're suffering from a spinal cord injury in the state of California, it is important to take appropriate action. By making a personal injury claim, you may be able to gain compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced, as well as funds to pay for medical treatment and care that can improve your well-being and quality of life. What factors can affect the result of a personal injury claim? There are many factors that can affect the value of a spinal cord injury claim. You may be able [...]

2020-02-10T05:55:22+00:00January 7th, 2019|