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March, 2012:

If I have a ‘pre-existing’ condition and I reinjure it on the job, can I get workers’ compensation benefits?

Recently, the Ramos Law Firm was successful in winning a case with this same issue.

It has been accepted by the State Board that an employee does not need be in “perfect health” but rather the employer “takes the employee as it finds him or her.”  Therefore, an aggravation of a pre-existing condition is (more…)

Does a widow have a loss of consortium claim against the deceased worker’s employer?

An attorney who handles personal injury cases recently asked me whether a widow of a worker who died on the job would be entitled to bring an action for her “loss of consortium” in state or superior court?  Generally, a loss of consortium case arises when a spouse of an injured party is deprived of (more…)