QUESTION: My mother got hurt on her right arm and right leg in a local hospital caused by a malfunctioning elevator. She went the same hospital for a check-up but was still being charged for her visit even though she informed them that such incident occurred within the hospital premises. She could not sleep at night and is in pain to the point wherein she even got a fever. Do I have a case? ANSWER: A hospital’s professional duty is “primarily to provide a safe environment within which diagnosis, treatment,.
QUESTION: I have a Workers Compensation case open and it is going on 2 years in December. I’ve had many tests done and my last resort is surgery. The accident was from a fall over some boxes on the floor at work. Can I file a personal injury claim? ANSWER: Ordinarily, an employee’s rights against his or her employer for on-the-job injuries lie solely under the workers’ compensation law—i.e., when the “conditions of compensation” are present (Lab.C. § 3600), the employer is immune from civil damages liability because workers’ compensation.
QUESTION: I used a fake ID to obtain a bracelet to enter a 21+ area in a concert and I was not under the influence of alcohol when I was caught. I’m not a minor and this is my first time to get caught. How much will I be charged for possession of a fake ID? Is it possible to not be charged and just do community service? My ticket said misdemeanor. ANSWER: ‘Various statutes impose specified “penalties” for proscribed conduct, either by way of a fixed sum or a.
QUESTION: I was hurt at work because my employer did not have the right equipment for me to do my job. The doctors gave me restrictions so now I can’t go back to work. They deemed my injury 15% permanent and stationary, so they took away my temporary disability. Now I’m stuck not making enough money and barely making it. Plus they said that I can’t do my regular duties. Do I have a case against my employer to hold them responsible for my injury? ANSWER: Your employer may be.