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Cumulative Trauma and Workers’ Comp

By Invictus Law |

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?

By Invictus Law |

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?

By Invictus Law |

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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Does an Employer Have a Duty to Report a COVID-19 Case?

Does an Employer Have a Duty to Report a COVID-19 Case?

By Invictus Law |

On March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19 as a global pandemic. As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the world, employers struggle with business continuity while keeping their employees safe. In the United States, many employers follow the White House Guidelines for Opening Up America Again to minimize the spread of COVID-19. But due… Read More »

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What Should You Expect at a Workers’ Comp Deposition?

By Invictus Law |

Workers injured on the job in California are guaranteed workers’ compensation insurance coverage provided through their employer. Employers and insurance providers are not always willing to pay, or they may have quibbles concerning the extent of your injuries, the necessity of certain treatments, your ability to return to work, or even whether the injury… Read More »

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What to Do When Workers’ Comp Refuses to Pay for Your Necessary Medical Care

By Invictus Law |

If you become injured on the job and your work injury requires medical care, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer will always be responsible for paying the whole of any necessary medical treatment which is reasonable.  However, you are not responsible for co-payments in these cases. Your medical providers are also prohibited by law from… Read More »

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