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Workers Compensation

15 Jan

Employer's Responsibilities in Compensation Claims

When you have been injured on the job, you are required to report the injury as early as possible to your employer, either immediately after it occurred, or as soon as you learn that you may be eligible for the benefits of workers' compensation. As the…

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12 Jan

Reasons Employers Dispute Workers' Comp Claims

There is a multitude of reasons why an employer would dispute a workers’ compensation claim, but it all essentially revolves around one thing – money. Employers pay premiums in order to provide workers’ compensation benefits, which are directly affected…

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10 Jan

Cumulative Trauma Injuries in Fresno

The California Labor Code defines cumulative trauma injuries as repetitive activities, performed over a period of time, that lead to disability or the need for medical care. Each work day, your body endures more wear and tear as a result of harmless tasks…

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08 Jan

Career-Ending Work Place Injuries

A career ending injury can happen to anyone, no matter how physically and mentally rigorous their job is. At Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation, we know that probably one of the most common fields for career-ending injuries is professional…

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08 Jan

Workers Compensation Benefits Explained

Claiming benefits for any type of injury does not require you to prove that your employer's negligence caused your condition, only that it is the result of performing your job duties. A workers' compensation settlement is intended to pay for all the medical…

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04 Jan

Brain Injuries Are Common in Many Occupations

Workplace injuries are incredibly common and, among them, brain injuries are the most frequently sustained. While it is important for every employee to be responsible and follow safety protocols, it is the responsibility of all employers to provide a…

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26 Dec

Permanent vs. Temporary Disability Benefits: What’s the Difference?

When an employee is injured at work, they are entitled to workers compensation benefits. Depending on the severity of their injuries, injured workers might also be eligible for either permanent or temporary disability benefits too. In this blog, we explain…

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18 Dec

Workers' Comp & Death Benefits

When an employee passes away because of their work-related injuries, their surviving dependents can receive what are known as “death benefits.” These benefits are available to the deceased worker’s spouse, children, or other dependents who relied on their…

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05 Dec

Workers' Comp Benefits & Returning to Work

Employees who have been injured at work are entitled to workers’ comp benefits to help them recover and get back to work. However, many people who receive workers’ comp benefits have a lot of questions about returning to work after they have been injured.…

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01 Dec

Why You Need a Workers' Comp Attorney, Not a Personal Injury Attorney

A workers’ compensation lawyer is not the same thing as a personal injury lawyer. Workers’ comp attorneys focus specifically on workplace injuries. Additionally, a workers comp’s claim is different than filing a personal injury claim. Because of these…

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