Newest member of AF&F.

Robert Baumann Esq. AFF proudly welcomes attorney, Robert Baumann. Prior to joining the firm, Robert clerked for the Alternate Public Defender’s office in San Diego,

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Changes to Labor Code section 4850 Benefits

Court of Appeals Eliminates One Year of Temporary Disability Benefits for Public Safety Officers

    Labor Code section 4850 provides public safety officers, who become disabled while performing their duties, to a one-year leave of absence without loss of salary in lieu of temporary disability payments for that year. After the injured officer has received the one year of 4850 pay, the officer is then entitled to temporary disability at the state rate. The 2004 Reform measures in SB 899, however, placed a two-year cap on temporary disability benefits. Labor Code section 4656 imposed a 104-week limit on the payment of temporary disability benefits. 

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Workers’ Compensation: Road Map for Fire Fighters

Fire fighters face dangers every day. It is no surprise the job is one of the toughest in California. With these dangers comes the increased likelihood of an injury on duty (IOD). There are countless examples of exposures, lifting patients, motor vehicle accidents, and the daily physical demands of the job. What happens when you sustain an on duty injury? This article will provide a general road map of what to expect in the workers’ compensation process.

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Cancer Presumption under attack

Public safety officers have the cancer presumption. If the officer is exposed to known carcinogens and the cancer arises or manifests itself during the officer’s employment, the cancer is presumed work related. The attack on the cancer presumption is on proving the exposures were to “known carcinogens”.

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12 hours ago
Salute to CHP Andre Moye Jr for his service and dedication – EOW August 12, 2019 – honored to be there today – thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and all fellow safety heroes chp_san_bernardino…
5 days ago
Memorial Services for fallen @ChpRiverside Officer Andre Moye, Jr. will be held on Tuesday, August 20 at the Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside @ 10am.
Follow the link to make donations to the Officer Andre Moye, Jr. Memorial Fund #EOW #LODD
5 days ago
CPF President @RiceBriank invites all firefighters and their families to pay tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters at the California Firefighters Memorial on Sept. 28, 2019. Visit to learn more.