Monthly Archives: September 2021

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CAL-OSHA AND THE CAL-OSHA APPEALS PROCESS

Passed by the United States Congress in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act created “OSHA”—the federal agency responsible for setting and enforcing certain workplace safety standards. Notably, the federal law grants states the authority to manage their own OSHA programs as long as certain requirements are met. The Division of Occupational Safety and Health […]

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SUBROGATION IN CALIFORNIA: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT FUTURE CREDITS

Subrogation issues are often among the most complicated aspects of a workers’ compensation claim. As simply defined by Black’s Law Dictionary, subrogation allows one party to recoup costs from another. In workers’ compensation claims, subrogation may allow an insurer or employer to recover costs paid from another party. One of the key things to know […]

DEMYSTIFYING PRO PERS (WHO ARE THEY, AND WHAT DO THEY WANT?)

While most of our cases in the workers’ compensation system have the standard defense attorney vs. applicant’s attorney dichotomy, we have all come to expect, there are those applicants who still wish to keep things more informal and seek to represent their own interests. In those unique situations, we need to keep perspective on how […]

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT THE PENALTIES FOR NOT PROVIDING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IN CALIFORNIA

The California Department of Industrial Relations is clear: “California employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance, even if they have only one employee.” A business or nonprofit organization that improperly fails to provide workers’ compensation coverage may face serious sanctions. In this blog post, our Fresno workers’ compensation defense lawyers highlight the […]