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Workers Compensation

13 Jul

Common Injury Risks for Employees in Office Jobs

There are a wide variety of injuries that could occur while working in an office. Although office workers are unlikely to suffer amputation injuries or other injuries often associated with factories or construction, office workers’ injuries can still…

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07 Jul

Are Employers Required to Hold Your Job Open While You are on Workers’ Comp?

When employees get injured on the job and cannot work, there can be a lot of uncertainty about when they may be able to go back. However, if you do recover and are ready to go back to work, will you still have a job to go back to? Below, learn more about…

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30 Jun

What Are Your Responsibilities After a Work Injury?

There are many things workers cannot control after suffering an on-the-job injury, including how long it may take to recover, whether your employer will award workers’ compensation, and the long-term effects of your injury. However, there are still some…

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23 Jun

Can Product Manufacturers Be Held Liable for Work Injuries?

There are situations where a product manufacturer bears some amount of liability for a workplace injury. For example, a piece of heavy machinery may malfunction or have a defect that is unreasonably dangerous. If the defect results in an injury to a worker…

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16 Jun

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Violence Against Police Officers?

Police officers often put themselves in harm’s way to apprehend those who are breaking the law. They could be shot at, physically attacked or injured in a motor vehicle crash while pursuing someone fleeing from a traffic stop or after committing a crime. One…

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09 Jun

When Should You Challenge a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim?

There are several reasons why you should consider appealing your denied workers’ compensation claim. Even if you are unsure if you have a strong claim, you should at the very least discuss the situation with an experienced attorney who has appealed before…

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04 Jun

Berry, Smith & Bartell Attorney Gaylen C. Ericksen Recently Passed Away

Recently, Gaylen C. Ericksen, an attorney who was of counsel to our firm, passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time. Ericksen received his Juris Doctor from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law in 1978. He…

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29 May

How Can Employers Accommodate a Work Injury?

Unless you suffer a disability that leaves you permanently and totally disabled, you will likely be able to return to work at some point. However, you may have a permanent or temporary disability that leaves you unable to perform every aspect of your…

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25 May

Workers’ Compensation Claims Often Disputed by Employers and Insurers

The burden of proof in a workers’ compensation claim is on the employee. He or she must prove the injury occurred at work and was related to his or her job. While this may sound simple, it can often become much more complicated, particularly with certain…

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18 May

Business Interruption Insurance Claims Over COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been absolutely devastating to the U.S. economy. Many businesses may be unable to reopen when restrictions are lifted without financial assistance. That is why many business owners are filing business interruption insurance claims. Unfortunately,…

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