Blog Posts in September, 2017

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  • What Is a Cumulative Trauma Disorder?

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

    Cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs), also called repetitive strain injuries, are some of the most reported types of occupational injuries. These types of injuries affect the musculoskeletal system, which includes joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. CTDs are typically caused by a combination of the following: Repetitive Motions Awkward Posture Mental Stress Forceful ...
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  • Can I Collect Workers' Comp for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 21-Sep-2017

    Carpal tunnel syndrome has become more and more common among workers who perform their job duties over a keyboard and mouse, though the injury is also frequently seen in other occupations as well. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve and the tendons that flex your fingers. “Carpal tunnel" refers to an area in in your wrist through which the median nerve ...
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  • Are Back Injuries Covered Under Workers' Compensation?

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

    Back injuries are among the most commonly reported workplace injuries. From sprains to herniated disks, back injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating. Not only do these types of injuries tend to require surgery or extensive treatments, they can also prevent workers from returning to their occupations. Although injured workers are entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits ...
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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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