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Workers Compensation

26 Aug

Strategies Workers’ Compensation Insurers May Use to Fight a Workers’ Comp Claim

Sometimes it is difficult to recover workers’ compensation benefits because the insurance company is actively trying to avoid paying. There are various strategies they may use to try to discredit you or downplay your injury to deny you benefits. The…

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12 Aug

Workers’ Compensation for Lung Problems Caused by Your Job

If you work in an environment that exposes you to gases, dust or fumes, you could develop respiratory problems. You should not ignore these issues and just accept them as part of your job. If a doctor can confirm your health problems were caused by your…

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07 Aug

Compensation Claims for Employees Driving a Company Vehicle

Most workers’ compensation claims involve injuries at the site where the employee works. However, is it possible to recover benefits if you were injured in a car accident if you may have been doing something for work? Below, learn more about these kinds…

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31 Jul

Why California Workers’ Compensation Benefits May Stop Being Paid

Have your temporary disability benefits stopped? Were you unable to get coverage for some of your medical bills? Workers’ compensation benefits usually are not paid forever. There are certain limitations on your benefits, and some of them are triggered…

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12 Jul

When Employees Might be Fired After Getting Hurt at Work

Your employer cannot fire you simply because you filed a workers’ compensation claim. That would be considered retaliation, which is against state and federal employment law. However, California basically allows employers to fire people at any time for…

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01 Jul

Workers’ Compensation for Injuries on Lunch or Breaks

A simple way to understand eligibility for workers’ compensation is this: if you get hurt while you are performing duties within the scope of your job, you should be able to access benefits. Things get more complicated when workers suffer injuries on…

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27 Jun

Evidence to Prove an Injury is Work-Related

When an employee gets hurt on the job, it is up to him or her to provide evidence showing the injury is work-related. Sometimes it is relatively easy to do this, particularly when there are witnesses who can give their account of what happened. However,…

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20 Jun

Consequences for Employers That Do Not Have Workers’ Comp Insurance

Every employer in California must have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If an employer does not have coverage, it is a criminal offense that comes with severe penalties. You also have the right to take legal action against your employer to recover…

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07 Jun

How Construction Workers Can Avoid Heat-Related Injury

Summer is almost here, but temperatures have already started rising, putting construction workers at risk for overheating and other heat-related injuries. If you suffer an injury due to higher temperatures, you may be owed workers’ compensation benefits.…

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23 May

When Are Off-Duty Recreational Activities Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

We spend a lot of time at work, so it is only natural that coworkers end up becoming friends and spending time together when they are off the clock. Workplaces may even have various events and activities where coworkers can do fun things and get to know…

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