• Governor Brown Vetoes AB 570, Citing Gender Discrimination

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 20-Oct-2017

    Workers’ compensation law won’t be getting any major changes anytime soon, as the only major piece of legislation to reach Governor Brown’s desk after this year’s legislative session has been vetoed. AB 570 has been vetoed, with the Governor writing a fairly lengthy explanation letter for his decision in returning the bill to the State Assembly without his signature. ...
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  • CAAA Workers' Compensation Newsletter

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 3-Oct-2017

    This month’s California Applicants’ Attorneys Association Workers’ Compensation Newsletter presented a number of important subjects, ranging from news topics, events, informative pieces, and more. The newsletter opens with a piece titled Senator Steven Bradford: Aiming At the Racist Heart of Appointment, in which he highlights the racist undertones of the apportionment regime in ...
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  • Attorney Alan L. Wax Speaking at 2017 CWCDAA Annual Winter Conference

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-Sep-2017

    Our firm, Law Offices of Wax & Wax is thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Alan L. Wax has been selected to speak at the 2017 CWCDAA Annual Winter Conference. Hosted by the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association, this conference will be held from November 3-5 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim, California. Attorney Wax will be ...
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  • CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency Responds to Trump Repeal of DACA

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

    The Trump Administration recently announced its plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after providing Congress several months to come up with other legislative ways to “protect” the Dreamers, or undocumented immigrant children – many now adults – who benefit from DACA. It has sparked significant controversy throughout the United States ...
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  • California Labor Commissioner Throws ICE Agents out of Offices

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Sep-2017

    In line with the current Presidential administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have begun visiting several of the offices of California’s state Labor Commissioner in an effort to apprehend undocumented workers or obtain information about claims made by undocumented individuals. However, Labor Commissioner Julie Su has responded ...
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  • 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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