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Our California work injury lawyers provide links to additional information about the Jones Act, Defense Base Act, and California Workers’ Compensation cases.

Defense Base Act (DBA)

Wage & Hour

  • ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union

    ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union is an organization that protects our Freedom.  The ACLU  protects all of our Freedom by protecting our society from ourselves.  Namely, our government.  Organizations such as the ACLU is what makes America different. 

    The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

  • California Wage and Hour Laws

    What is the law in California regarding Wage and Hour violations. What is California law if you have not received overtime? What are your rights in California if you are not provided meal periods and rest periods?

    Here are the CACI - California Jury Instructions to Wage and Hour laws.

  • CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE: Wage and Hour Labor Code Sections

    If you have not received your proper wages under California Wage and Houe Laws, you need to know the law in California. Here are the applicable code sections:

    PART 1. COMPENSATION
    CHAPTER 1. PAYMENT OF WAGES
    Article 1. General Occupations ................................. 200-243

    For more free information concerning California Wage and Hour laws and your rights to wages in California, click here.

Jones Act Seaman

  • Glossary of Sea-going Terms

    From "Aloft" to "Yardarm" - this is an On-Line Sea-going Term Dictionary.

  • Term's in a Seaman's Dictionary

    Terms in a Seaman's Dictionary - Some Nautical Expressions Explained to Curious Landsmen.

    Some Examples:

    "A.B."    Able Bodied; higher and more experienced that an "ordinary seaman"

    "Davits"  Steel or iron cranes, usually fitted in pairs at the sided of a ship for raising and lowering boats from and to the water.

    "Jetsam" Goods thrown overboard and washed ashore.

  • AVVO - William Turley's AVVO rating

    AVVO provides attorney ratings for lawyers. AVVO uses a systematic method to rate lawyers. This is a good source for consumers and accident victims to research lawyers. Here is William Turley's AVVO rating.

  • United States Codes

    he United States Code (U.S.C.) is a compilation and codification of the general and federal law of the United States of America. It contains 50 titles. 

Work Injuries

  • Weekly Site of Worker Fatalities - USA

    Weekly summaries of fatalities and catastrophes resulting in the hospitalization of three or more workers. Employers must report these incidents to OSHA within eight hours. The summaries below include only preliminary information, as reported to OSHA Area Offices or to States which operate OSHA-approved State Plans.

  • Worksafe

    Worksafe

    Worksafe is a California-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting occupational safety and health through education, training, technical and legal assistance, and advocacy.

    Worksafe is a California-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting occupational safety and health through education, training, technical and legal assistance, and advocacy. They advocate for protective worker health and safety laws and effective remedies for injured workers. 

    They  focus on eliminating all types of workplace hazards  in California. Worksafe advocates for protective worker health and safety laws and effective remedies for injured workers.

  • CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE

    If you have been seriously injured while working, then you have a California workers compensation case.  If you are an California Applicant.  You need to know your rights. Here is the California Labor Code.

    Here are the relevant sections, they start at California Labor Code Section 3200:

    DIVISION 4. WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND INSURANCE
    PART 1. SCOPE AND OPERATION
    CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS ................................. 3200-3219

  • CALIFORNIA UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CODE

    Are you not receiving Californa State Disability?  Did you know that the California Emplyment Development Department (EDD) is going to try to everything in they can to DENY your claim.  Knowledge is power.  Here is the applicable law.

    This is the begining of the relevant sections.

    PART 2. DISABILITY COMPENSATION
    CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS ................................. 2601-2614

    If you are a seriously injured worker in California,  we may be able to help. Click here for more free information on California work injuries.

Boat & Ship Accidents

  • Operation Dry Water

    Operation Dry Water is a coordinated, national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) detection and enforcement aimed at reducing the number of alcohol-related accidents and fatalities and fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water.

  • Arizona Game and Fish Department

    Protects Arizono's  natural resources.  Agency that handles recreational boating in Arizona.

  • USCG Office of Boating Safety

    USCG Office of Boating Safety

    The U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division (CG-5422) has the task of reducing loss of life, injuries, and property damage that occur on U.S. waterways by improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of recreational boaters.

    Unfortuntately recreational boating safety has been the ugly step-child of the USCG.  The recreational boating industry has been all too effective in causing the USCG to back down in regards to recreational boating safety. Sad, but true.

  • Marine Radiofax Charts

    National Weather Service


    Radiofax, also known as HF FAX, radiofacsimile or weatherfax, is a means of broadcasting graphic weather maps and other graphic images via HF radio. HF radiofax is also known as WEFAX, although this term is generally used to refer to the reception of weather charts and imagery via satellite. Maps are received using a dedicated radiofax receiver or a single sideband shortwave receiver connected to an external facsimile recorder or PC equipped with a radiofax interface and application software.

    A word to the wise:  ALWAYS CHECK THE WEATHER BEFORE BOATING. BOAT SAFE.

  • Federal Register

    The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

  • United States Coast Guard

    This is the home page for the U.S. Coast Guard.  The USCG is charged with regulating boating safety in the United States. For more free information on the US Coast Guard click here.

  • Glossary of Maritime Law Terms

    A Glossary of Maritime Law Terms from McGill Law "Tetley's Maritime and Admirialty Law"

  • Glossary of Marine Terms

    A Glossary of Marine Terms by Insurexchange, Inc.  a Fort Lauderdale, FL based professional insurance services firm

  • CALIFORNIA HARBORS AND NAVIGATION CODE

    Hace a boat accident in California? What are my legal rights if I have a California boat collision.  Here is the place to start. Learn California boat navigation laws/ California vessel navigation laws.

Product Liability

  • California Products Liability Law

    Have you had a California product defect accident?  Do you want to know California products liability law/ California unsafe product law?  Here are the California CACI's for Products Liability. These are the jury instructions that your juros will decide your California Products Liability Case.

    For more free information on California Products Liability Law click here.

General

  • University of California San Diego Medical Center

    Six UCSD Programs Rank Among America's Best

    The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center is the only San Diego hospital that ranks among the best in the nation in six adult specialty areas in the 2009 U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Hospitals" issue.

    2009 Rankings:

    UC San Diego Medical Center rankings:
    o Respiratory Diseases 14th
    o Psychiatry 20th
    o Rheumatology 21st
    o Urology 39th
    o Kidney 43rd
    o Cancer 47th

  • California Investigators

    California private investigator detective agency Woodland Hills Los Angeles California investigation services J R Investigations.

  • Accident attorney Los Angeles

     Provides quality legal representation in a wide variety of personal injury cases.  Call us at 818-990-4110.

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    NHTSA claims their mission is as follows: "Save lives, prevent injuires, reduce vehicle-related crashes.

    Frankly, many are sceptical. Many beleive that NHTSA is "in bed" with automobile manufacturers.  Nothing we have seen with the Toyota Sudden Unintended Acceleration Defect convinces us otherwise.

    Time and again - Scott Yon - the NHTSA employee whom lead the Toyota NHTSA investigation blamed drivers for the defect. Your government tax dollars at work.

  • Recreational Boat Recalls and Safety Defects Data Base

    United States Coast Guard Recreational Boat Recalls and Safety Defects Data Base. Search recreational boat defects on-line.

  • Video the explains Brain injury

    A very good video on brain injury.

  • Brain Injury Chat Group

    BrainInjuryChat.org
    Peer Support For People Living With Brain Injury

  • Brain Injury Association of America

    Brain Injury Association of America

    Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI). Together with its network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates, as well as hundreds of local chapters and support groups across the country, the BIAA provides information, education and support to assist the 3.17 million Americans currently living with traumatic brain injury and their families.

  • Brain Trauma Foundation

    The Brain Trauma Foundation was founded to improve the outcome of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients by developing best practice guidelines, conducting clinical research and educating medical personnel.

  • National Institute of Health

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

    Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world.

  • Children's Hospital San Diego

    Rady Children's is ranked among the nation's best in six pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report.

    Rady Children's is ranked among top children's hospitals in the nation by Parents magazine.

  • Help For Brain INjured Children

    H.B.I.C. assists in the developmental rehabilitation and educational processes with the most appropriate programs available. H.B.I.C. realizes not every person is going to make it to " normalcy" but without exception, those who receive therapy in its entirety do show improvement. A person who functions better is a happier human being.

  • SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.

    SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. is the national, non-profit organization dedicated to child passenger safety. There mission is to help reduce the number of serious and fatal traffic injuries suffered by children by promoting the correct, consistent use of safety seats and safety belts.

    Founded in 1980, SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. is nationally recognized for program excellence, training, and up-to-date technical materials.

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)

    The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents more than 12,000 otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are among the most common that afflict all Americans, young and old. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.

  • AAA StartSmart

    Website designed to help families get through the crucial period when teens are learning to drive safely during their first year or two of licensed driving.

  • OSHA - FED OSHA

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

    FED OSHA

    OSHA's mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths.Congress created OSHA under the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970.

  • Department of Labor Office of Workers Compensation Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DLHWC)

    This is the Department of Labor Office that administers Longshore Act Claims.  This is the  agency where you file a claim form, have Informal Conferences and generally prepare claims for formal hearing / trial.

  • Consumer Attorneys of California

    Consumer Attorneys of California is the only State-wide organization that protects your right to jury trial and protects consumer rights.

    Bill Turley has served over 10 years on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California. He was recently elected to the Board again for 2010.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.

    CDC′s top organizational components include the Office of the Director, six Coordinating Centers and Offices, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

  • The United States Senate

    US Senate Resource tool.

  • The United States House of Representatives.

    Legislatative resources. A good resource tool.

  • U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory

    The directory lists current/active/existing U. S. Federal Government agencies as represented in the United States Government Manual.

  • Federal Register

    Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

  • Library of Congress

    This guide, called  Thomas, makes federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include the features and content listed below.

    * Bills, Resolutions
    * Activity in Congress
    * Congressional Record
    * Schedules, Calendars
    * Committee Information
    * Presidential Nominations
    * Treaties
    * Government Resources
    * For Teachers

  • Federal Depository Library Directory

    Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD)

    The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is by far the largest and best known program administered by LSCM. Established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information, this program involves the acquisition, format conversion, and distribution of depository materials and the coordination of Federal depository libraries in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.

    The mission of the FDLP is to disseminate information products from all three branches of the Government to over 1,250 libraries nationwide. Libraries that have been designated as Federal depositories maintain these information products as part of their existing collections and are responsible for assuring that the public has free access to the material provided by the FDLP.

    The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government's information. Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public's right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government. The FDLP provides Government information at no cost to designated depository libraries throughout the country and territories. These depository libraries, in turn, provide local, no-fee access to Government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance.

  • Search the United States Code

    Here is a good tool used to search the US Code - the Federal law of the U.S.

  • AVVO Attorney Rating

    AVVO provides attorney ratings for lawyers.  AVVO uses a systematic method to rate lawyers.  This is a good source for consumers and accident victims to research lawyers.

  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

    You can't win the game unless you know the rules. That is extremely true with lawsuits. Here are the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

  • California Auto Accident Law

    Have you been in a California motor vehicle accident?  Have you been in a California car crash? Do you want to know the law for  California auto accidents?

    Here are the CACI's for Car Accidents in California. These are the jury instructions your jury will use to decide your California car accident case.

  • CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE

    Have a auto accident in California? Have a auto accident in San Diego?  Here is the California Vehicle Code. A good place to start to learn your rights and responsbilities in California if you have a California car accident.

  • California Codes

    Need to know California law? Here are the California Codes. A great place to start with any California legal problem.

  • LawGuru.com

    LawGuru.com is one of the most popular legal sites on the Internet.

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