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An Overview of Social Security Disability Benefits

While many are familiar with collecting Social Security benefits due to retirement or age, Social Security also provides benefits to injured individuals who are unable to work and meet the stringent disability requirements. Under the Social Security Act (hereinafter “the Act”) the Social Security Administration provides two programs for those who have become disabled before Read More

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Further Covid-19 Protections For Workers During The Pandemic

Our state government has been hard at work implementing new laws related to COVID-19 in the workplace as it relates to Workers’ Compensation benefits. “Protecting workers is critical to slowing the spread of this virus,” said Newsom. “These two laws will help California workers stay safe at work and get the support they need if Read More

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Mastagni Holstedt Wins Cancer Presumption Exception for Imperial County Probation Officer

We want to acknowledge and congratulate Attorney Brendan Rochford for successfully arguing for an application of the cancer presumption [Cal. Lab. Code §3212.1] for Imperial County Probation Manager Iran Martinez. Mr. Martinez is an officer who was sworn in under Cal. Pen. Code §830.5, which would not allow for application of the cancer presumption. Attorney Read More

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Mastagni Holstedt Law Firm Celebrates 2020 Super Lawyers Honorees & Chosen to Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers list

Mastagni Holstedt APC is excited to congratulate our attorneys who have been chosen to Super Lawyers honorees, Rising stars list and Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a rating service from more than 70 practice areas. No more than 5% of the practicing attorneys in each state can be added to the registry Read More

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Hurt at Work & Now Suffering Discrimination/Retaliation

This discrimination story unraveled in an unusual way. An employee represented by Mastagni Holstedt was injured while working a part-time job.  Her employer offered her a full-time job and a $200 gift card to not file a workers’ compensation claim.  However, the employee correctly filed a claim and sought medical treatment.  In response to the Read More

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Can You Be Fired While Out of Work on Temporary Disability?

In the three-week period following the realization that COVID-19 would have a major impact on American life, more than 16 million people filed for unemployment benefits, far exceeding any short-term job loss that this country has ever experienced. On top of this, certain workers are not eligible for unemployment for one reason or another, so Read More

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Will COVID-19 Change the Workers’ Compensation System Forever?

Even after the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic subsides, it will likely take many years to assess the ways it has altered American society and culture. Certainly, the effects on employment and the healthcare industry will be significant, so we should expect laws to change to address those changed circumstances. Accordingly, states might be Read More

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The QME Process

In a Workers’ Compensation case, it is likely that you will be evaluated by a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME). But what exactly is a QME and why does it matter? Selecting the right QME, as it turns out, can have a major impact on your Workers’ Compensation claim. What is a QME? A QME is Read More

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