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Workers Compensation

01 May

Are Independent Contractors Able to File Workers’ Compensation Claims?

All California employers must purchase workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. Independent contractors do not qualify for benefits, no matter how severe the injury. However, it is possible your employer misclassified you as an independent…

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30 Apr

Recovering Compensation for a Workplace Amputation Injury

While there is a risk of injury in many jobs, some are significantly more dangerous than others and could result in amputation injuries. These are life-changing injuries that often make it impossible to return to the same job you were doing before the…

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24 Apr

Are Injuries That Happen During Remote Work Covered by Workers’ Comp?

There are many ways people can suffer injuries at home. The risks may be even greater during the COVID-19 pandemic because many of us are spending most of our time at home each day. You could easily slip and fall when you get up from your desk to go grab…

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17 Apr

What Should I Avoid Saying During the Workers’ Compensation Process?

There is often a lot of confusion after a workplace injury – many injured workers do not learn about the process until they suffer an injury. They may be unsure of what they need to prove and what information the insurance company needs to process and…

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13 Apr

Common Misconceptions About California Workers’ Comp Benefits

Workers often do not learn much about the workers’ compensation system until they get hurt at work and need benefits. They may not read official documents and act based on what they have heard from coworkers or even friends or family members who have…

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30 Mar

How Will Coronavirus Affect My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

There seem to be so many unknowns with the coronavirus and the public health and economic crisis it has created. People have a lot of questions about what government and business services are still available, including benefits like workers’ compensation. Those…

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18 Mar

Workplace Injury Risks for Fast Food Employees

Fast food can be a dangerous job for many reasons. Fortunately, employees may be able to recover workers’ compensation for an on-the-job injury. Below, learn more about common injuries and whether they may be covered by California workers’ compensation…

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16 Mar

Coronavirus Concerns? Get Your Free Claim Review from Home

Concerned about coronavirus but injured from a workplace accident? Berry, Smith & Bartell offers a free no-obligation consultation and electronic signups, so you never need to leave home to get experienced legal representation. Our initial legal consultation…

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10 Mar

Injury Risk Factors for Amazon Workers

Working in an Amazon fulfillment center, warehouses where orders are packed and shipped, is a mentally and physically stressful job, for many reasons. The productivity level expected of workers takes a tremendous toll and puts them at risk for many types…

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03 Mar

How is a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Paid for Representing You?

You may be unsure about hiring a lawyer for your workers’ comp claim because of concerns about the cost. You may have heard of retainers for attorneys or per-hour rates. However, many workers’ compensation lawyers, including those at Berry, Smith & Bartell…

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