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Workers’ Comp vs. Third-Party Claims
After a typical workplace accident, workers are entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Much of the time, workers’ comp is the only route to recovery after a workplace accident. Under certain circumstances, however, a worker may be able to pursue a claim against a third party. There are key differences between workers’ comp and… Read More »
Can You Go on a Vacation While on Workers’ Comp?
If you were injured on the job in California, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp benefits include temporary disability, which means you can collect a portion of your income (two-thirds) while you are unable to return to work because of your injury. If you’re collecting workers’ comp temporary disability benefits, are… Read More »
Can a Workers’ Comp Claim Hurt Work Relationships?
If you’re hurt on the job in California, it’s your right to file for workers’ compensation. There are, unfortunately, a lot of myths and misconceptions about workers’ comp. Many injured workers are concerned that filing for workers’ comp will hurt their relationship with their boss and co-workers and may even jeopardize their position. Continue… Read More »
Who’s Most at Risk for On-the-Job Injuries in CA?
Occupational injury can happen in any job. You can slip and fall in an office building just as easily as on a construction site. Some jobs are, of course, more dangerous than others. Construction workers are exposed to many more hazards on a regular basis than are office workers. Data from federal agencies and… Read More »
Does Marijuana Disqualify a Workers’ Comp Claim?
The recreational use of marijuana is legal in the State of California. Soon enough, most California employers won’t even be allowed to test prospective or current employees for cannabis use. Does that mean that cannabis use cannot hurt your workers’ compensation claim? Unfortunately, the answer is not so simple. Depending on the circumstances, marijuana… Read More »
Who Is Exempt From Workers’ Comp in CA?
Throughout the nation, employees have the right to compensation if they are hurt on the job, with California offering some of the most comprehensive workers’ compensation coverage in the US. Here, if an employer has just one employee, they are required by law to have workers’ compensation Insurance. Additionally, the definition of who counts… Read More »
Can You Get Workers’ Comp Benefits for Sleep Problems?
In California, covered employees are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for illness or injury caused by work-related duties. Workers’ comp coverage is available for physical injuries, illnesses, and even mental illnesses caused by work. Are sleep disorders covered? Are there sleep disorders that can be connected to the office or the performance of job… Read More »
Is Your Employer Failing to Accommodate Your Work Injury?
Employees injured at work have the right to collect workers’ compensation. If that injury rises to the level of a disability, the worker has additional rights, including the right to reasonable accommodation. Read on to learn about reasonable accommodations after a workplace injury, and call our dedicated California workers’ comp attorney for help with… Read More »
Mental Health and Workers’ Comp
Not all injuries are external, and not all harm is physical. In the modern era, physicians and lawmakers understand that mental health issues are very real, and they can be caused by external factors. Depression, anxiety disorders, and several other conditions can result from traumatic events and external pressures, including troublesome workplace environments. If… Read More »
How Are Cumulative Injuries Compensated?
If you work for someone else in California and you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. When you’re hurt in an accident, like falling off a ladder, the injury and the compensation are clear: You broke your leg, you get coverage for your medical treatment and lost wages… Read More »