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  • The Personal Injury Insurance Claim Process and Claims Adjusters

    When people get injured because of a car accident , slip and fall , or anything else, they have to file an insurance claim to receive benefits. This process is relatively straightforward, but because so few people have experience with it, it can feel like a daunting task. If you’re suffering financially, this can add additional stress to the experience. In this article, we’ll briefly discuss what ...
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  • Leap Year: Why Do We Jump An Extra Day Every Four Years?

    Why do we have leap years? Every four years, an extra day is added at the end of February, which helps us remedy the disparity of the Gregorian calendar. To give a little background to the disparity, a complete orbit of the earth around the sun takes exactly 365.24219 days to complete, but the Gregorian calendar uses 365 days which means our calendar is out by around a quarter of a day a year. To ...
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  • Feelings of Depression After A Work Injury

    Many people who have suffered a workplace injury face the prospect of being out for work for an extended period of time. This time could lead to a long period of other challenges including loss of income, inability to pay bills, prolonged periods of pain, anxiety, and the inability to pay bills. One of the big problems that isn’t always discussed is the onslaught of feeling depressed. If you work ...
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  • World Cancer Day

    February 4 is World Cancer Day, an international day marked on February 4 to help raise awareness of the disease and encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. With cancer staking center stage on social media the past month due to notable individuals who succumbed to the disease, many individuals and corporations have expressed their support to eradicating the disease and encouraging ...
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  • Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index: Companies Pay $62 Billion Per Year for Workplace Injuries

    According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs. This translates into more than $1billion per week spent by businesses on these injuries. Workplace injuries and accidents that cause employees to miss six or more days of work cost U.S. employers nearly $62 billion in ...
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  • We are here 24 hours a day to answer your questions

    We know that sometimes the tough legal questions can’t wait until most attorneys return your call or schedule a meeting with you. Even if you’re not sure if you have a case, we’re happy to speak to you. For many years we have been fighting for people that have been injured by the negligent, reckless and careless conduct of others and have recovered tens of millions for people like you. CALL US! ...
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  • Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index: Companies Pay $62 Billion Per Year for Workplace Injuries

    According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs. This translates into more than $1billion per week spent by businesses on these injuries. Workplace injuries and accidents that cause employees to miss six or more days of work cost U.S. employers nearly $62 billion in ...
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  • We are here 24 hours a day to answer your questions

    We know that sometimes the tough legal questions can’t wait until most attorneys return your call or schedule a meeting with you. Even if you’re not sure if you have a case, we’re happy to speak to you. For many years we have been fighting for people that have been injured by the negligent, reckless and careless conduct of others and have recovered tens of millions for people like you. CALL US! ...
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  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the Workplace

    One of the most common and most debilitating workplace injuries is not caused by one catastrophic event but hours upon hours of repetitive motions instead. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a cumulative trauma disorder , affects millions of Americans each year. While the causes may vary, the general consensus is that carpal tunnel syndrome most often affects workers who perform intricate manual tasks ...
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  • Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index: Companies Pay $62 Billion Per Year for Workplace Injuries

    According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs. This translates into more than $1billion per week spent by businesses on these injuries. Workplace injuries and accidents that cause employees to miss six or more days of work cost U.S. employers nearly $62 billion in ...
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  • Work Related Neck Injuries

    Like the back, the neck can sustain a variety of injuries, from muscle strains to disc problems and ligament tears. Due to it’s function and position on the body, a neck injury can damage the spinal cord and cervical nerves, which can lead to devastating and life-altering consequences. The extent of a work-related neck injury is largely dependent upon the cause. For example, a neck injury from a ...
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  • Why Employers Dispute Workers' Comp Claims

    Many employers like to say that they are always doing what they can to take care of their workers after an on-the-job injury, but evidence can reveal an opposite relationship. Rather than accepting workers’ compensation claims forthright, some employers will deny them outright. The behavior leaves many injured employees asking why, and the answers often leave them feeling frustrated. Reasons ...
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  • Attorney Kevin Humphrey Selected as Member to Lawyers of Distinction

    Humphrey & Associates is pleased to announce that Firm Founder Kevin Humphrey, Esq. has been selected for inclusion to Lawyers of Distinction, a professional legal organization that distinguishes the most respected and accomplished attorneys in the country. Membership in Lawyers of Distinction is a significant achievement, and one that places Mr. Humphrey among the top 10% of attorneys in the U.S. ...
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  • New Workers' Compensation Law Bolsters Employee Protections

    A pair of recently passed laws will strengthen existing workers’ compensation reforms in California by reducing treatment delays and strengthening anti-fraud efforts. At their core, SB 1160 and AB 1244 are designed to improve worker benefits and to help control employer costs. SB 1160 requires that liens filed against workers’ compensation claims are verified and filed by the lien holder while ...
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  • Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index: Companies Pay $62 Billion Per Year for Workplace Injuries

    According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs. This translates into more than $1billion per week spent by businesses on these injuries. Workplace injuries and accidents that cause employees to miss six or more days of work cost U.S. employers nearly $62 billion in ...
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  • The Personal Injury Insurance Claim Process and Claims Adjusters

    When people get injured because of a car accident , slip and fall , or anything else, they have to file an insurance claim to receive benefits. This process is relatively straightforward, but because so few people have experience with it, it can feel like a daunting task. If you’re suffering financially, this can add additional stress to the experience. In this article, we’ll briefly discuss what ...
    Continue Reading
  • Work Related Neck Injuries

    Like the back, the neck can sustain a variety of injuries, from muscle strains to disc problems and ligament tears. Due to it’s function and position on the body, a neck injury can damage the spinal cord and cervical nerves, which can lead to devastating and life-altering consequences. The extent of a work-related neck injury is largely dependent upon the cause. For example, a neck injury from a ...
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  • How Social Media Can Be Used in Workers' Compensation Claims

    Being injured on the job is a very stressful experience, especially if you are unable to work or perform everyday activities. If you are in the middle of a workers' compensation claim, it is important to understand that there are a variety of factors that can impact your claim. In the past, some companies would hire investigators to follow employees who claimed they were injured to gather evidence ...
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  • We are here 24 hours a day to answer your questions

    We know that sometimes the tough legal questions can’t wait until most attorneys return your call or schedule a meeting with you. Even if you’re not sure if you have a case, we’re happy to speak to you. For many years we have been fighting for people that have been injured by the negligent, reckless and careless conduct of others and have recovered tens of millions for people like you. CALL US! ...
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  • Social Security Disability Denial

    Less than one third of non-represented claims made for Social Security disability benefits are successful. Unfortunately, most applications for Social Security disability are denied without any legitimate justification, and applicants are then required to go through the appeals process. Humphrey & Associates represent disabled Americans. We want to give disabled Americans a chance at a fair shake ...
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  • Kevin Humphrey on Insurance Adjusters: A Business Practice

    Kevin Humphrey , founder of Humphrey & Associates, has been working with clients for almost 20 years. During that time, he’s had many victims come to him after struggling with getting their workers’ compensation benefits. In his recent eBook, he discussed some of the challenges they were faced with in their fight against big business and the profit-driven insurance companies. “I’ve been practicing ...
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  • Your Rights When Filing for Workers' Comp

    The workplace can be dangerous, particularly for employees in outdoor occupations such as logging and mining. In 2015 alone, there were about 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in private industries. If you were recently hurt on the job, or because of your work, you should know what your rights are when filing a workers’ compensation claim. You Have 30 Days to Report Your Injury ...
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  • The Most Dangerous U.S. Jobs

    While the number of workplace fatalities has decreased slightly from 2003 to 2015, and significantly from the early 20 th century to modern times, nothing can prepare an employee for an unfortunate incident. In 2015, a total of 4,836 fatal workplace injuries occurred, and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most dangerous occupations in the United States are the following: Logger ...
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  • Preexisting Injuries & Workers' Compensation

    When a worker has an accident, but has prior health conditions, can the worker still recover workers’ compensation? This is a common dilemma that many workers face, especially older individuals who are beginning to experience medical problems as they age. But having a preexisting injury does not prevent a worker from being able to recover compensation for their injuries. The law does allow ...
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  • Recovering Workers' Compensation for Workplace Violence in Orange County

    Workers' safety or lack thereof is the primary point of discussion in workers' compensation cases. Working in nearly any industry holds certain risks, but your employer is expected to look out for your health and safety, especially in regards to any known hazards associated with your job function. This includes taking precautions in their hiring process and working to prevent unnecessary violence ...
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  • Wrongful Death Claims in California: An Overview

    The death of a loved one is always a painful and unfortunate experience, especially when you know that the incident could have been prevented. The purpose is to compensate the victim’s family members who will suffer financial and emotional hardship as a result of losing a loved one. When someone dies due to the fault of another person or entity, the survivors may be able to bring a wrongful death ...
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