Under CA law your employer is required to let you attend jury duty as long as you give them reasonable notice. They are not required, however, to pay you while you are out.
Your medical related issues are more complicated. Your entitlement to take leave to care for your disabled parent would depend on how long you have worked for your employer. Under CA law, to be eligible for medical leave, an employee must be either a full-time or part-time employee working in California, have more than 12 months (52 weeks) of service with the employer, have worked at least 1,250 hours in the 12-month period before the date the leave begins, and work at a location in which the employer has at least 50 employees within a 75 mile radius of the employee's work site.
Regarding your slip and fall accident you should probably consult with a workers compensation lawyer.
It is hard to comment on your situation without seeing the medical slip you submitted and the form in which you submitted the medical information. However, assuming your have been summoned for service in L.A. County, the Los Angeles Superior Court web site provides this information:
To request a medical excuse your physician must complete Section E of your summons, if you are under the age of 70. If you are over 70, a physician’s statement is NOT required, but you must provide your age, date of birth and the reason for your medical excuse in the space provided in Section D. All requests for excuse must be signed in Section G.
You may also request a medical excuse online by going to the jury website and selecting “My Jury Duty Portal”. Select the “MyInfo” tab and complete the requested information (if you have not registered for service, also select the “My Summons” tab), and then select the “Excuse” tab (see “online information” for additional information).
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