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New changes to workers’ compensation laws

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Monday, October 8, 2018. Many California workers may not be aware that several new laws have been signed to protect them. If  employees are unaware of their rights, they may not know that they are now eligible for workers’ compensation under expanded circumstances. Previously, police officers and firefighters that were injured while off duty but still performing duties related to their day job could not make a claim for workers’

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Workers’ compensation claim may benefit survivors

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Thursday, January 17, 2019. If a California employee were to be asked why he or she works so hard, a common answer may be that he or she does all he or she can to provide for his or her family. As the cost of living continues to rise, and the availability of full-time employment remains uncertain, people may consider themselves fortunate to find a job that can

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Workers’ compensation benefits for slip, trips and falls

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Occupational injuries occur in all settings, and while each industry has its unique safety hazards, some risks are inherent to all workplace environments. The number of workers’ compensation claims that are filed for injuries resulting from slips, trips and falls is an obvious indication that more attention must be paid to the mitigation of these hazards. The consequences of such accidents could be life

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Workers’ compensation claims drop, but not in every industry

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Many industries can rejoice at the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that on-the-job fatalities have dropped to their lowest rate since 2003. Unfortunately, those California workers in the construction and transportation sector do not have much to cheer about. Workers’ compensation insurers may be paying less for injuries overall, but these two industries make up almost half of the fatal

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E-scooters already causing serious personal injury

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in personal injury on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. California residents may now be familiar with a new form of transportation sweeping the nation. Especially in urban areas, e-scooters are quickly becoming a popular new way to get from place to place. Recently, the state passed laws allowing riders to operate e-scooters without using a helmet, despite the risk of personal injury.  This has resulted in California becoming the first state to report an e-scooters

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Popular beverage causes serious personal injury

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in personal injury on Thursday, November 8, 2018. California residents may be among the millions of Americans that like to kick back and relax, sometimes with an adult beverage. Though alcohol is usually considered safe when consumed responsibly by people of legal drinking age, a recent beer purchase caused one consumer to sufferserious personal injury. The injury was not caused by consumption of the product, but rather the bottle it came in.  The

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Reckless driving often leads to personal injury

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in personal injury on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. All licensed drivers in California and beyond are legally obligated to adhere to traffic and safety regulations when they get behind the wheel. Such regulations are governed at the state level and may slightly vary by state; however, most states have laws against reckless driving, as such behavior places drivers, other motorists and pedestrians at great risk for personal injury. An incident occurred near

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Under construction: Every day risk of personal injury

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in personal injury on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. When a California neighborhood is considered to be safe, people usually mean that there is not a high risk of becoming the victim of a crime. While certainly, this is an important aspect to consider before taking a walk around one’s community, crime is certainly not the only risk. Sometimes, a person can suffer a serious personal injury quite unexpectedly, and in many cases, a victim

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Veteran suffers serious personal injury in bizarre incident

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in personal injury on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Veterans deserve our respect and gratitude, and all across the nation, there are groups and organizations set up to assist these brave men and women with whatever he or she may need. One California veteran was using just such a service to get a ride home from the airport. As the driver, with the veteran comfortably in tow, made his way toward an underpass,

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Cellphone use while driving not just a young driver problem

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in auto accidents on Friday, September 14, 2018. There are many assumptions individuals might make when it comes to distracted driving. One is that using a cellphone while driving is something mainly young drivers do. A recent study points to this assumption being quite a bit off. The study, which was by Harris poll and for Volvo, involved a survey of adults. The survey was done in early June. Among the things the respondents

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