• Law Offices of Wax & Wax Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Three Long-Term Employees

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 12-Jun-2017

    The Law Offices of Wax & Wax recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of our three employees - Miyera (Office Manager/Legal Assistant), Josie (Transcriptionist and Interpreter), and Gordon (Office Administrator/IT Specialist). The Glendale workers’ compensation law firm takes pride in the fact that we have long-term employees who are committed and dedicated to helping our clients obtain ...
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  • How to Use an Emergency Eyewash Station

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 23-May-2017

    The first few seconds after exposure to a hazardous, corrosive chemical are crucial. Do not hesitate to use the emergency eye wash station since delaying treatment may result in permanent eye damage. Once you reach the eye wash station, follow these important steps: Push the level. The eyewash unit will activate with one single motion. The dust cover will pop off and the flushing fluid will start ...
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  • $40 Million Workers' Compensation Scam in Orange County

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 11-May-2017

    When you visit your doctor to obtain a diagnosis for the full extent of your work injury and to receive the proper treatment for maximum recovery, the last thing on your mind is being taken advantage of. However, it has occurred to more than 13,000 patients in Orange County, costing them $40 million in workers’ compensation insurance. Last month, Orange County authorities uncovered the scam ...
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  • What Is and Isn't Eligible for Workers' Compensation

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 18-Apr-2017

    If you are seeking workers’ compensation benefits, you must demonstrate that your injury or illness is work-related. Although the “work-related” requirement may appear to be a straight-forward rule, it can be complex. Situations that are considered “work-related” when an injury occurs include: Preexisting conditions – If you have a preexisting condition and your ...
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  • How To Dispute An Impairment Rating In A California Workers' Comp Claim

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 5-Apr-2017

    Disputing an impairment rating in a California workers’ compensation claim is a very complicated ordeal. Always remember that the first impairment rating must be disputed within 90 days or you will likely get stuck with it. There are two ways to dispute an impairment rating: one is to request a designated doctor, and the second is to request a benefit review conference. The hard part is ...
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  • Filing Workers' Comp: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 28-Mar-2017

    If you have sustained an injury on the job, you have the right to recover benefits under California’s workers' compensation Act. Under this act, it is mandatory for employers to provide medical treatment and pay workers’ compensation benefits to any injured employee. You are obligated to file a claim for workers’ comp benefits in a timely manner. Failing to do so can jeopardize ...
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  • Work-Related Car Accidents

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 7-Mar-2017

    Every year, California and the rest of the country experiences an increase of motor vehicles on the roads and highways. With more people spending a large amount of time during the day in their cars for work-related duties, it is imperative to know your legal rights if you are injured in a car collision on the job. In order to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you must be “on the ...
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  • Occupational Hearing Loss

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 26-Jan-2017

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that occupational hearing loss affects about 22 million Americans each year. This makes it one of the most common work-related illnesses in the country! So what’s behind this growing problem? The two most common causes of occupational hearing loss are: Hazardous noise levels at work Exposure to ototoxic chemicals that can be ...
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  • Chemical Exposure on the Job: What You Need to Know

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 10-Jan-2017

    On-the-job exposure to harmful chemicals is a serious problem that’s happening in workplaces throughout the U.S. So, how can you protect yourself from the potentially life-threatening effects of toxic exposure at work? Do your homework. By law, you are entitled to work in an environment that is both safe and healthy. If toxic or otherwise hazardous chemicals are present, your employer is ...
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  • What to Do If Your Claim Is Denied

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 21-Dec-2016

    Has your workers’ compensation claim been fully or partially denied ? Are you concerned you won’t get the treatment or compensation you need to recover? The Law Offices of Wax & Wax want you to know that you still have a chance. If you’ve been denied, contact our Glendale workers’ compensation attorneys today, and we will help you take the following action: Contact Your ...
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  • Choosing Your Workers' Compensation Attorney

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 21-Nov-2016

    the If you've been seriously hurt while on the job, it can be difficult to know what your options are and who to turn to for help. Unfortunately, there are many law firms out there that know how our workers' compensation system works, promise their clients results, and settle their cases in depositions for far less money than the claimant deserves. The insurance companies benefit from this ...
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  • Five Workers' Compensation Myths

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 16-Nov-2016

    Most people don't seriously think about workers' compensation until an accident has occurred and they're interested in seeking benefits. This is only natural, but has also led to several popular misconceptions about how the program actually works, who's eligible, and what can be done to secure relief after a workplace accident. Below, we take a look at five of these most common ...
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  • Report: Lawmakers Should Consider Federal Workers' Comp Intervention

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 20-Oct-2016

    A new report from the Labor Department is recommending that lawmakers explore the possibility of federal oversight of our state workers' compensation systems. That recommendation comes after confirming that many of our workers' compensation programs all across the country are failing our injured workers. As NPR and ProPublica report, the Labor Department has found that, over the last ...
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  • Can I Be Fired for Filing a Workers' Comp Claim?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 4-Oct-2016

    If you have been injured on the job, you are dealing with enough. You should be focusing on your recovery, not fearing retaliation from your employer. California law recognizes this necessity and has included protections for workers who have filed workers’ compensation claims in its Labor Code. The law states: “Any employer who discharges, or threatens to discharge, or in any manner ...
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  • "Why Was My Workers' Comp Claim Denied?"

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 23-Sep-2016

    Workers' compensation claims face a tremendous amount of scrutiny once they are submitted by a claimant. Because of this, even legitimate claims can be denied, leaving deserving workers without the benefits they need to recover from their workplace injury. Below, we take a look at some of the most common reasons a claim will be denied upon its first submission. Late Filings In California, most ...
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