2020 Blogs

California man loses both legs in preventable workplace accident

Have you ever dropped something important down the drain of your kitchen sink and were hesitant about sticking your hand in to retrieve it? Most kitchen sinks are connected to a garbage disposal, and the idea of accidentally mangling your hand is a gruesome thought. Because of the risks, it is imperative to unplug the…

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MB&A: 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Stars Firm

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” — Anonymous The MB&A family is excited to announce and celebrate MB&A’s Workers’ Compensation Department’s recognition for 7 years running in the Super Lawyers Rising Stars designation. Specifically, Carina Izakelian, Esq. and Timothy Chan, Esq. both continue to give…

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Some uncommon workplace injuries are compensable

Although the manufacturing and construction industries in California are regarded as the most hazardous work environments, other sectors also pose risks. While struck-by accidents, slips and trips that lead to falls, overexertion, and falls from heights are frequently reported workplace injuries, other not-so-common hazards exist. Lost work time usually means lost wages, which could threaten…

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COVID-19 Rebuttable Presumption of Compensability Per Governor’s Emergency Order – Know Your Rights

My name is Michael Burgis. I’m the managing attorney of Michal Burgis & Associates. I’m a certified legal specialist in California Workers’ Compensation, and I am a trial attorney. I want to take a few minutes to go over the recent executive order passed by Governor Gavin Newsom and how it impacts workers’ compensation in…

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