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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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26 Feb

What to Do If Your Work Injury Claim Is Denied for a Lack of Medical Evidence

Sometimes workers’ compensation claims are denied because of problems with the medical evidence that was provided. For example, maybe the insurance company will argue your records do not establish that a pre-existing condition was aggravated by your job.…

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17 Feb

What Happens to Workers’ Compensation if an Employer Goes Bankrupt?

The short answer is that any remaining benefits should be covered by the insurance carrier. However, it depends on the situation and how the employer is covering workers’ compensation benefits. Below, Berry, Smith & Bartell explains how workers’ compensation…

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