Analisa Swan, Honored at the 2023 Truman Awards

F&W Attorney, Analisa Swan Receives the 2023 Roz Teller Volunteer of the Year Award for the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley On 12/3/23, Ford & Wallach attorney, Analisa Swan, was very honored to receive the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley’s (“DPSFV”) Roz Teller Volunteer of the Year Award at the [Read more]

Analisa Swan, Honored at the 2023 Truman Awards2023-12-10T08:05:28-08:00

Why is My Workers’ Compensation Claim Delayed?

Why is My Workers' Compensation Claim Delayed? When you report a work-related injury to your employer, you initiate the process of obtaining WC benefits. The first and most important benefit is a referral to a workers' compensation (WC) physician for medical treatment. If your WC treating doctor takes you off work while you are [Read more]

Why is My Workers’ Compensation Claim Delayed?2023-12-10T08:01:28-08:00

Labor Code 132a – What is it?

Labor Code 132a Protects Injured Workers from Discrimination Labor Code 132a is the declared policy of the state of California that there should not be discrimination against workers who are injured in the course and scope of their employment. This means that a worker cannot be fired due to a workers' comp claim or [Read more]

Labor Code 132a – What is it?2023-06-30T14:16:37-07:00

Workers’ Comp Case Trial

What Happens at a Workers' Comp Trial? Your doctors have issued their final reports. Your workers' compensation attorney has made a settlement demand. You have received an offer. Now it is time for you to decide to either accept the offer or go to trial with your workers' compensation case. This newsflash will provide [Read more]

Workers’ Comp Case Trial2023-06-05T16:57:06-07:00

Labor Code 4600 & The Utilization Review Process

Labor Code 4600 and The Utilization Review Process Did you know that under Labor Code section 4600, the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier is responsible for all medical treatment “reasonably necessary to cure or relieve” the effects of the injury? Once the injury is reported to the employer, the employer should refer the injured worker [Read more]

Labor Code 4600 & The Utilization Review Process2023-06-05T16:57:21-07:00

CA Workers’ Comp and The Great Compromise

California Workers' Compensation is Based On "The Great Compromise" Did you know that the California workers’ compensation (“WC”) system is a “no-fault” system?  This means that even if you are 100% at fault for causing your work injury(ies), you may potentially be entitled to claim WC benefits from your employer or WC insurance carrier. [Read more]

CA Workers’ Comp and The Great Compromise2023-06-05T16:57:29-07:00

Temporary Disability Benefits and Work Restrictions

What are your responsibilities if your doctor gives you work restrictions? What are your employer’s responsibilities? If your treating doctor has you off work and your case is admitted, you are entitled to Temporary Disability (TD) Benefits. As a general rule, TD benefits are two-thirds of the gross (pre-tax) wages you lose while you [Read more]

Temporary Disability Benefits and Work Restrictions2023-06-05T16:57:40-07:00

Workers Comp Serious and Willful Misconduct

Serious and Willful Misconduct Claims While a Workers’ Compensation claim is usually the only remedy available for a work-related injury, sometimes the circumstances surrounding the injury may indicate the potential for an additional claim to be filed directly against the employer for an injury occurring from Serious and Willful misconduct. A Serious & Willful [Read more]

Workers Comp Serious and Willful Misconduct2022-05-18T14:06:22-07:00

Are You Afraid of Retaliation for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Case?

What about Labor Code Section 132a? Did you know that California Labor Code section 132a legally prohibits employer discrimination against an injured employee for filing a workers' compensation claim and/or making known your intention to pursue workers’ compensation? Generally, discrimination can take the form of an express threat to terminate the injured worker for [Read more]

Are You Afraid of Retaliation for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Case?2022-05-18T14:06:35-07:00
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