• 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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  • Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

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

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a government-run program that provides financial support to people who are unable to maintain gainful employment due to permanent disabilities. There are several requirements you must meet in order to receive SSDI benefits. Our legal team will analyze your situation and discuss your options for pursuing SSDI benefits. In order to quality for SSDI ...
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  • Hearing Loss in the Workplace - How to Increase Your Safety

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

    Hearing loss can result from a spontaneous event, such as an explosion, or by constant exposure to loud noise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 22 million Americans suffer from occupational hearing loss each year. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that more than $240 million is spent on workers’ compensation ...
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  • 5 Most Common Wear & Tear Injuries in the Workplace

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

    Wear and tear injuries, also known as repetitive stress injuries, develop over time and often grow worse if not treated. They are long-lasting, and cause pain, immobility, and a decreased quality of life. If your work environment has caused your wear and tear injuries, you may be able to file a claim to pursue workers’ compensation. Our firm has guided hundreds of clients through the ...
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  • Inadequate Training Injuries

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 21-Mar-2018

    In order to properly use equipment and machinery, workers need to have adequate training. Employers who fail to provide necessary training, education, and supervision to employees may be held liable for negligence in court. While injured workers may file a workers’ compensation claim with their employer’s insurance company, filing a civil lawsuit may be necessary when the employer ...
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  • How Social Media Could Affect Your Workers' Comp Claim

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 6-Mar-2018

    Social media allows people to stay connected, which is particularly helpful after you’ve been involved in an accident. You may want to post online to let people know you are okay, but this could backfire. Many people don’t realize that insurance companies look at their social media profiles to determine the validity of their worker’ compensation claims. This means, if you are ...
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  • Scaffolding Accidents - What You Need to Know

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 26-Feb-2018

    Scaffolding accidents account for thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. Employers have a responsibility to provide proper safety training to all employees who work on and around scaffolding. The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) sets forth guidelines for employers to follow. This involves providing adequate safety equipment, training, ...
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  • Should I See a Doctor After an On-the-Job Accident?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 14-Feb-2018

    Whether you tripped and fell at work, or you were hit by a falling object at a construction site, it is always a good idea to make an appointment to see your doctor. Many people wait or don’t see a doctor at all, thinking they are fine. When reality hits and they need compensation for an injury, their claim may be denied because they failed to receive medical attention. Thus, even if you ...
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