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February 2017

How an Attorney Can Help You File for Workers’ Comp in California

Employees in any line of work or industry in California can get hurt while on the job. An example of this would be suffering broken bones after falling from high scaffolding. Employees can also develop illnesses that are somehow related to their jobs. For instance, some workers have contracted mesothelioma after years of exposure to asbestos.When such situations arise, workers' compensation is supposed to be there to help. However, there ... Read More

Out-of-State Doctors Deciding Treatment for Injured California Workers?

Out-of-state doctors deciding treatment for injured California workers?In California, when someone is injured on the job, that individual will be eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits while he or she is unable to work. Employers will be required to pay for the individual's medical care, but there are specific procedures in place that may limit an employee's ability to seek the treatment that is needed to help recover from these in... Read More

Keith More Talks About The Importance of Details Pertaining to Workers’ Compensation

A work-related injury can occur in a split second, but the ramifications can last a lifetime. At Bentley & More, LLP, we not only understand the new workers' compensation laws, but will work tirelessly to get our clients the best medical care and treatment they require. Whether our client is a construction worker who fell off scaffolding, an office worker with carpal tunnel syndrome, a delivery driver involved in a car accident, ... Read More

Law Firms Leverage Keith More’s Expertise for Workers’ Comp Cases

It is common for law firms to reach out to Bentley & More LLP to help assist on cases. Read More

The Dangers of Vaping: A Primer on Litigating Exploding E-Cig Cases

The claims of vaping proponents are common enough: that it is an alternative to traditional cigarettes, and a safer, cleaner way to get a nicotine fix than traditional tobacco products. Combined with claims that vaping also can be a smoking cessation device, sales of electronic cigarettes (“e-cigs”) have exploded in the last decade. An e-cig offers doses of nicotine with a vaporized solution, providing a physical sensation akin to tobacco ... Read More

Lifting Injuries

Lifting injuries at work can be extremely obvious, resulting in immediate pain as soon as they happen. They can also be more subtle repetitive stress injuries, building up over time. If you have numbness in your arms, it could be a sign of damage to nerves in the neck caused by lifting. If you have pain in your legs, it could be a sign of disc damage in the lower back caused by lifting. If you have any symptoms that could be caused by a work-r... Read More

Scaffolding Falls and Collapses

It is not uncommon for a construction worker to use scaffolding. For many subcontractors, being up on scaffold is all in a day's work. Many of them are so used to the height that they do not think twice about it. And, many other parties at the same construction site can either be put in harm's way or somehow contribute to negligence.If you are up on a scaffold, you should take care in maintaining your footing and not dropping items to the grou... Read More