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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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22 Nov

Am I Eligible for Workers' Comp Benefits?

Employers in California are required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits to any worker that gets injured on the job. For example, if an employee gets his hand caught in heavy machinery and is injured, they could receive compensation for medical…

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09 Nov

Can I Be Fired While Receiving Workers' Compensation?

When you’re injured at your job, workers’ compensation is meant to be a parachute, supplying medical care, temporary or permanent disability benefits, and supplemental job displacement assistance. While you do have legal rights and protections under California…

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20 Sep

Reasons Employers Dispute Workers' Comp Claims

As an injured employee, it is important that you receive compensation for your injuries to support you and your family while you are recovering. It is possible, however, that your workers’ compensation claim may be disputed by your employer. Here are…

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06 Sep

Common Workplace Injuries

Workers are at risk of a number of workplace injuries. Even the safest work environments can still be subject to accidents, and the resulting injuries can vary greatly. Here are the top ten most common work-related injuries. 10. Workplace Violence Disputes…

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