If You Own Rental Properties, A Financial Power Of Attorney Is Critical

Virtually everyone can benefit from listing financial and medical powers of attorney as part of their estate planning process, but the former is especially important for people who have certain business interests. If you're someone who owns and operates several rental properties, they likely present a significant source of revenue for your family. In the event of an injury or illness that prevents you from fulfilling your everyday duties with these properties, you need to have a financial power of attorney step in to manage them. [Read More]

Injured On The Job? Steps You Should Follow After You Are Injured

If you are injured on the job, you are entitled to file a workers' compensation injury case. All employers are required by law to carry some form of workers' compensation insurance. After you are injured on the job, you may be confused about what steps you need to follow and whether or not you even need to file a workers' compensation claim. Here are the steps you need to follow after you are injured at work. [Read More]

How To Help Your Business Avoid Patent Lawsuits

If your business is involved in developing new products, then you should be very careful with the issue of patent lawsuits. A patent lawsuit can cripple your business, especially if it drags on and on or involves an expensive product. Here are a few tips to avoid such lawsuits. Investigate At the Idea Stage Many people face patent infringement lawsuits either because they failed to investigate the existing patents or they did so late in the development of their products. [Read More]

California Court Decision Limits Malpractice Liability Of Workers' Comp Doctors

In the Golden State, when you're injured at work, you'll usually pursue any reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages, and other injury-related costs through your employer's workers' compensation insurer. This setup protects both employers and employees—employers are able to avoid costly (and uncertain) personal injury lawsuits from employees injured at work, and employees are guaranteed a source of income when they're unable to work after an injury. But in order to receive workers' compensation benefits, injured workers must often go through a utilization review process to ensure the medical treatment being provided is necessary and appropriate. [Read More]