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Undocumented Workers ARE Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits!!

Many undocumented workers are afraid to apply for workers’ compensation benefits due to their immigration status. What they do not understand is that they ARE entitled to workers’ compensation benefits similar to documented workers.  Undocumented workers may receive medical treatment, temporary disability payments, permanent disability payments and possibly a lifetime medical award. A lifetime medical award is limited to the body part injured on the job, but is priceless to a worker that does not have private medical insurance. Unfortunately lack of medical coverage is often the case surrounding undocumented workers.  Even Covered California plans do not cover undocumented workers. Employers previously argued that undocumented workers were not entitled to… Read More »

I was in an accident! What do I do now?

When you are involved in an accident, there are many things that race through your mind. The most important is the wellbeing of the persons involved. Make sure you and those in your car are okay. If not, get help immediately. If safe, make sure those in other vehicles are okay and get help for them if needed. Do not exit your vehicle if you are injured or it is not safe to do so. Call 911 and see if they will dispatch CHP or the police to come to the scene. If you are injured, have them send an ambulance. If possible, take pictures of the scene and the… Read More »

Howell hurts injured victims!

The California Supreme Court put the fox in charge of the henhouse (Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. (2011) 52 Cal.4th 541) and patients and medical providers are getting nervous. In Howell, the Supreme Court stated that it makes more sense (to them) to let health insurers determine the measure of damages in a personal injury action than the medical providers who charge the tort victims for medical treatment. In other words, if you are in automobile accident caused by the negligence of another, the better your health insurance is means you will recover less. Health care in the United States is big business. Naturally, insurance companies want to… Read More »