LEGAL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

September 2021 - Issue 37
The Legal Connection Newsletter brings legal news, case results, and stories about our law firm to your email inbox every month.  For more information about the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth or if you have a legal case, call us at 888-517-9888 or visit our website.
 

Workers' Compensation is Available to Every Worker

The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping immigrants live and work legally in the United States since 1984.  Our immigration lawyers are often asked about other areas of law in the US and how it might apply to them.  One particular concern is what might happen if an immigrant worker suffers an injury on the job and is unable to work.  Many immigrants to the country work labor intensive jobs and may only have one income to support an entire family.  Fortunately, workers' compensation benefits are available to injured workers regardless of immigration status.  Citizens, immigrants, and even undocumented immigrants all have access to workers' compensation in the event of an injury in California.

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Covid-Related Employment Law Stories in the News

Two news stories involving the intersection between the COVID-19 pandemic and employment law have been recently reported.  The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has previously discussed both circumstances found in these recent news stories.  Issue 1: Your employer can fire you for not being vaccinated.  Issue 2: Exaggerating illness can lead to termination and possible criminal charges.

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Premises Liability - Personal Injuries in Public Spaces Due to Negligence

Premises liability is a subset of personal injury law that applies to many public and private spaces, including stores, public sidewalks, and even your neighbor's yard.  While it may be lesser known than car accident law, premises liability law is extremely important if someone finds themselves injured due to the negligence of a homeowner, business, or the government.  If you have suffered an injury pursuable under premises liability law, you can seek financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more.

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NHTSA to Investigate Tesla Autopilot Crashes

The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into Tesla's assisted driving system known as Autopilot.  According to NHTSA, there have been 11 identified incidents involving Tesla vehicles using Autopilot or its adaptive cruise control system and parked emergency vehicles.  The investigation will include Tesla Models S, X, Y, and 3 for model years 2014-2021.

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San Gabriel Valley Master Key Episodes
August

The San Gabriel Valley Master Key Podcast, with co-host attorney Scott Warmuth, features conversations with the people and business that make the San Gabriel Valley great. New episodes available every Tuesday on SpotifyGoogle PodcastsApple PodcastsiHeartRADIO, and YouTube!

April episodes now available:

Visit the San Gabriel Master Key Podcast website for more details.

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Since 1984, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth has been helping its clients achieve their legal goals.  We have offices in San Gabriel, City of Industry, Beijing, Guangzhou, Riverside, San Diego, Bakersfield, Sacramento, and San Jose.  Our attorneys are dedicated to the practice areas of car accidentspersonal injury, immigration, workers' compensation, social security, disabilitycriminal defense, employment law, and bankruptcy and debt relief.  Call us at 888-517-9888 to receive a free legal consultation.
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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.