• Assembly Member Blanca Rubio Calls for an Audit of the California Workers' Comp System

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Aug-2018

    Rubio Says California’s Workers’ Compensation System Needs Fixing (And she’s right!) Countless people with legitimate work-related injuries have to jump through innumerable hoops and put up a long fight in order to gain access to the fair compensation they deserve—but leaders like democratic Assembly Member Blanca Rubio are calling for change. Rubio illustrates the ...
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  • CAAA Provides Commentary on MTUS & EBM to Department of Industrial Relations

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 1-Aug-2018

    The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) is a Teamsters affiliate that focuses on providing legal advocacy and guidance to tens of thousands of union members throughout the state. The organization also uses its experience and influence to help improve California legislation that deals with the rights of injured workers. The Law Offices of Wax & Wax’s very own Alan ...
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  • Rotator Cuff Injuries - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 24-Jul-2018

    Rotator cuff injuries can be incredibly painful. They affect workers in a variety of industries, and could be caused by repetitive strain or by sudden accidents. Painters, carpenters, and construction workers are at particularly high risk for rotator cuff tears because they have to lift heavy loads and work with their arms above their heads on a regular basis. The Anatomy of a Rotator Cuff The ...
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  • Workers' Comp Insurance Rating Bureau Release Annual State of the System Report

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 19-Jul-2018

    Insurance Industry Reports Heightened Costs Stemming from IMR and IBR Processes According to an annual report put out by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau, the total costs associated with independent medical reviews (IMRs) and independent bill reviews (IBRs) have increased. Despite reduced insurance premiums and fewer claims being filed, IMRs and IBRs are costing more. This ...
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  • Employer Responsibilities to Provide Workers' Comp Insurance

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 12-Jul-2018

    After you have suffered an occupational injury or illness, the medical bills can quickly pile up. That is where workers’ compensation comes in. The workers’ comp process is designed to provide financial relief to employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses. Are all employers required to provide workers’ comp coverage? Workers’ Comp Requirements in ...
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  • California Requirements for Returning to Work After an Injury

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 3-Jul-2018

    If you have been injured on the job, you may have to miss weeks or months of work. Your doctor will evaluate your condition and provide a report regarding any work restrictions you may have after your injury. When you are ready to return to work in any degree, your employer is required to comply with your doctor’s report. Under California laws, you may only have 30 days to accept the offer ...
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  • What Workers' Comp Benefits Am I Entitled To?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 28-Jun-2018

    After a workplace injury, it is important to seek workers’ compensation as soon as possible. Medical bills for treatment may be expensive, and you could be out of work for weeks, months, or even years. We have helped countless clients achieve favorable outcomes in workers’ comp cases, and will diligently represent you every step of the way. Workers’ Comp Benefits in California ...
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  • What Is Ergonomics?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 19-Jun-2018

    Creating an ergonomic working environment is very beneficial. It increases the comfort of employees, and also increases their safety. Repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck strain, and ligament or muscle injuries, may be prevented by using ergonomic equipment. Ergonomics – Definition Ergonomics is the science of arranging a workspace to maximize the ...
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  • How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-Jun-2018

    Carpal tunnel syndrome affects more than 8 million people in the United States annually, resulting in more than 230,000 corrective surgeries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Workers who type all day are at the highest risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there are steps you can take to help prevent ...
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  • New California Law Requires Injured Workers to Speak with Workers' Comp Lawyers

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Jun-2018

    There has been a significant change to California workers’ compensation law and regulations that you might not have noticed. Due to the recent passing of a bill, a new regulation requires that injured workers meet with or personally speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer licensed in California. Impersonal meetings, or discussions with paralegals or assistants, do not constitute the ...
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  • Wax & Wax's very own, Robert Castillo to Appear as Guest on KABC-AM 790 TalkRadio Show on Saturday

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 1-Jun-2018

    Tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. , Wax & Wax's very own, Robert Castillo, is set to be featured as a guest on a KABC-AM 790 TalkRadio show called Gurvey’s Law. Our Glendale workers’ compensation lawyer will discuss the low bar passage rate and his experience in passing the bar. Gurvey’s Law is hosted by Attorney Alan Gurvey (Rowen, Gurvey & Win) and Kerri Kasem. On the ...
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  • Why Do I Need a Workers' Comp Attorney?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 23-May-2018

    If you are injured at work, it is important to tell your employer right away so the workers’ compensation process can begin. While filing the paperwork may seem simple at first, there are a variety of complications that may arise that can put your claim in jeopardy. Hiring a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney can provide many benefits. Our firm has guided hundreds of clients ...
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  • Tips to Avoid On-the-Job Car Accidents

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 18-May-2018

    Whether you drive heavy trucks at your job, or you are required to make deliveries or run errands as part of your occupation, it is important to take steps to prevent workplace car accidents. Our firm has represented countless clients who have suffered serious injuries from on-the-job car wrecks. We want you to be informed of practical steps you can take to can increase your safety on the road. In ...
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  • Maximum Medial Improvement (MMI) - What It Means for You

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 7-May-2018

    The maximum medical improvement (MMI) is the point at which you have recovered as much as possible from your injuries. All treatment options have been exhausted, and your doctor believes there is nothing left that can help you recover further. This does not necessarily mean you have healed fully from your injuries. You may still be left with residual pain or other symptoms, but there is no medical ...
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  • Common Mistakes That Could Affect Your Workers' Compensation Case

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 27-Apr-2018

    Our firm provides informative and tenacious representation to employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses. Filing for workers' compensation can be complicated, and there are a variety of mistakes you might make that could hinder your ability to receive a settlement. We will discuss your options and guide you through the process. In order to protect your workers’ ...
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