San Diego Delivery Drivers at Risk of Heat Stroke | Gerald Brody Attorneys

San Diego Delivery Drivers at Risk of Heat Stroke | Gerald Brody Attorneys

We rely on delivery drivers more and more every day, rain or shine. However, during the long San Diego summers when the temperature regularly reaches triple digits, delivery drivers are at risk of heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.

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Attention Employers: You Lose Money by Denying Workers’ Comp Claims

Attention Employers: You Lose Money by Denying Workers’ Comp Claims

Many employers assume denying a workers’ comp claim will save them money in the long run by keeping their insurance costs low. However, new research from Lockton Analytics shows that is not the case at all. Learn more here.

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Study Shows California Workers’ Comp Rates Falling

Study Shows California Workers’ Comp Rates Falling

While high, premium rates in California have improved over the last few years, keeping in trend with falling workers’ compensation rates nationwide. What does this mean for injured workers? First, it’s important to understand how workers’ compensation insurance works.

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How Trumps' Policies Negatively Affect Workers’ Compensation

How Trumps' Policies Negatively Affect Workers’ Compensation

Each of the laws the President has upended in the last two years affect all Americans in one way or another. Included are employees who have been hurt on the job; Trump’s policies are making it harder to collect workers’ compensation benefits.

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Opioid Addiction and Workers’ Compensation in San Diego, CA

Opioid Addiction and Workers’ Compensation in San Diego, CA

You’re hooked on painkillers from your workers’ compensation injury and now you can’t kick them, is this covered? Our San Diego workers’ compensation attorneys are familiar with the complexities that can develop in cases as a result of opioid medications being prescribed.

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Latest California Court Rulings On Uber & Postmates Workers' Compensation

Latest California Court Rulings On Uber & Postmates Workers' Compensation

The case of someone who works as a driver using a ridesharing application, an argument can be made they are an employee and afforded workers’ compensation coverage as well as other traditional employee benefits.

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California Workers’ Compensation Rates for Truck Drivers

California Workers’ Compensation Rates for Truck Drivers

While they do have dangerous jobs, truck drivers are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits to cover the costs of recovery in case of an injury. Here’s a look at the payments available to truck drivers in California.

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Does Workers’ Comp Pay for Time Off for Doctors’ Appointments in California?

Does Workers’ Comp Pay for Time Off for Doctors’ Appointments in California?

Many employers believe that if you aren’t working, you shouldn’t be paid for your time. However, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and California Labor Code 4600 protect workers who become injured performing their job duties and need time off for doctors’ appointments. Learn more here.

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6 Common Mistakes That'll Destroy Your Workers’ Comp Claim

6 Common Mistakes That'll Destroy Your Workers’ Comp Claim

In such a complex system, it’s difficult to know if you’re making good choices – or if you’re making workers’ comp mistakes that could destroy your claim. We’ve put together a list of common mistakes we see injured employees make so you can avoid them.

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Suffered a Shipyard Injury in San Diego? Follow These Steps

Suffered a Shipyard Injury in San Diego? Follow These Steps

Shipyard workers are at constant risk for burns, bone fractures, electric shock, hearing and vision loss, and other serious injuries. The Longshore Act provides medical and wage loss benefits to help these individuals recover from their injuries. Here's what you should do after a shipyard injury.

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How Long Can You Be Out on Workers Compensation?

How Long Can You Be Out on Workers Compensation?

If you’ve been injured on the job, you’re probably wondering how long you can be off work and continue to collect workers’ comp benefits. Here is a look at how long you can receive medical benefits and wage loss benefits in the California workers’ comp system.

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When to Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer?

When to Hire a Workers Comp Lawyer?

If you suffer an injury at work, when should you contact a workers' compensation lawyer? A workers comp attorney has expertise and experience that can increase the benefits you receive.

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