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Domestic Workers and Workers’ Comp

By Invictus Law |

Every employer in California is required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, even if they have only one employee. How does that rule apply to domestic workers, such as nannies, gardeners, or maids? Does everyone who hires a nanny need to purchase workers’ comp insurance? Are domestic workers always protected in case… Read More »

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How to Build a Strong Workers’ Comp Case

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If you get hurt on the job in California, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, the process is not so simple. There are pitfalls that can lead a worker to lose out on benefits to which they should have been entitled for purely technical reasons. The stronger you build your case from… Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Benefits Delayed / Not Paid: Penalties

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If you work for an employer in California, regardless of the industry, you are entitled to workers’ compensation protection. When you are injured on the job or as a result of performing your job duties, you are entitled to workers’ comp benefits. If the workers’ comp insurance provider wrongfully denies you benefits or unjustifiably… Read More »

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Cumulative Trauma and Workers’ Comp

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Cumulative trauma is a common affliction affecting thousands of California workers. Cumulative trauma concerns injuries that arise over time or are cumulative of a variety of injuries. While California workers’ compensation law covers cumulative trauma injuries, proving a workers’ comp claim based on cumulative trauma can be complex and challenging. Read on to learn… Read More »

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Steps to Document Your Work Injury

By Invictus Law |

If you are injured on the job in California, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. To qualify for benefits, however, you must make sure to jump through all the appropriate legal hoops. Employers and insurance providers often look for reasons to deny or limit payment on claims to protect their… Read More »

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What Workers Need to Know Before Returning to Work After an Injury

By Invictus Law |

Life inevitably throws us a few curveballs, including the unfortunate reality of an injury. When this injury occurs while you perform duties related to your job, you are entitled to certain benefits that fall under each organization’s worker’s compensation policy. Frequently, however, these policies are unclear, and employers themselves may be unaware or unwilling… Read More »

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How Permanent Partial Disability Works For Workers’ Comp

By Invictus Law |

For California employees who don’t make a total recovery from their work-related injuries or illnesses, there are certain permanent disability benefits available to them. Suppose your medical condition has stabilized, yet you still have chronic pain or other limitations due to your injuries. In that case, you may be eligible to receive long-term permanent… Read More »

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What If Your Employer Didn’t Report Job Injury? Here’s What To Do

By Invictus Law |

Work injuries happen. Some occupations are more prone to accidents or mishaps than others. For the vast majority of those who work in jobs that demand physical labor or interactions with hazardous materials, injuries can occur. Some of those injuries are fatal, but fortunately, most are not. But did you know workplace injuries can… Read More »

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COVID-19: How Is it Affecting Workers’ Compensation?

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COVID-19, the novel coronavirus has been affecting lives around the world for months now, and it has been impacting the everyday lives of California residents. The coronavirus has been negatively influencing Californians’ work and home lives, finances, and peace of mind, affecting the workers’ compensation system for those out of work due to COVID-19…. Read More »

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Can I Get Workers’ Comp with a Failed Drug Test?

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If you are familiar with workers’ compensation in California, you likely know that workers’ comp is guaranteed for any worker injured on the job in California, with very limited exceptions. Workers who injure themselves on purpose, who injure themselves while doing something illegal (such as starting a fight), or who are hurt while performing… Read More »

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