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10 Dec

What Happens if a Worker Dies While Pursuing Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Sometimes workplace injuries are so severe the victim does not survive. He or she may die at the scene of the accident or survive for weeks or months before passing away. Below, the attorneys at Berry, Smith & Bartell discuss claims for death benefits…

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29 Nov

What Happens When You Cannot Go Back to Your Original Job

If you were so severely injured that you can no longer work in the same job as before, California’s workers’ compensation system may provide compensation to help you work in a new job. Below, the Bakersfield workers’ compensation lawyers at Berry, Smith…

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22 Nov

What Types of Medical Care are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

California has specific regulations on the types of medical care that are covered by the workers’ compensation system. If doctors want to do something that does not fit these guidelines, you may be stuck paying out of pocket. Below, learn more about…

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07 Nov

Is the Doctor Chosen by the Workers’ Comp Insurer Biased Against Me?

In California, if you do not predesignate a doctor to treat you after a workplace injury, you are required to go to a doctor chosen by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. If you are concerned the doctor may be biased in favor of…

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28 Oct

Problems with Returning to Work Too Soon After an Injury

After a workplace injury, one question many workers have as bills pile up is: when can I get back to work? While it is understandable why employees want to get back to work, going back too soon can be a bad idea for a few reasons. Sometimes a doctor…

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22 Oct

Potential Problems with Changing Workers’ Comp Lawyers After You Already Hired One

If an injured worker is unhappy with his or her workers’ compensation attorney, he or she may be able to hire a new one. However, while there are some legitimate reasons to be dissatisfied with an attorney, sometimes clients are unhappy about things that…

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07 Oct

Workers’ Compensation for Amputation Injuries

An amputation is one of the most catastrophic injuries that can occur in the workplace. Victims are left permanently disabled and will probably never be able to work in the same capacity as they did before. Workers’ compensation benefits for these injuries…

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26 Sep

How Long Can the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Process Take?

After a work injury, workers may feel impatient about obtaining workers’ compensation benefits, and for good reason. However, your initial claim may be rejected, forcing you to appeal if you want to have a chance of receiving benefits. Below, learn more…

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19 Sep

How a Heart Attack Victim May Be Eligible for Workers’ Compensation

People who suffer heart attacks were often at risk because of genetic factors. Heart attacks can also be related to a bad diet and poor nutrition. However, it is possible to have a heart attack that was caused by a person’s job. If you suffered a heart…

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10 Sep

Workers’ Compensation for Fights on the Job

If you suffer an injury in the course of your job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. However, it all depends on how you suffer the injury. If it was during a fight, you may or may not be eligible. This is why it is so important to discuss…

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