Uber Releases Safety Report Revealing Car Accident and Assault Statistics

Millions of Americans rely on ride-sharing services — like those offered by Uber — to go places. More convenient and readily available than cabs, getting an Uber is as simple as a few taps on your phone. But although it is easy to use, there are some risks involved in taking an Uber — both
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Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) vs Agreed Medical Evaluator (AME)

If you were injured in a work-related accident in California, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Besides paying temporary disability benefits for lost wages during the time you are unable to work, these benefits also cover the expenses of the medical evaluator, current health treatments, and
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Sobering Walnut Creek Bicycle Crash Statistics from 2004-2016

Walnut Creek is a wonderful place to ride your bicycle. The city is dedicated to providing resources for bicyclists so you can find a safe and scenic trip every time you feel like going for a ride. However, with the popularity of bicycling for recreation and commuting, accidents become inevitable. Drivers are not always aware
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California’s Utilization Review Process Explained

There is growing interest in ensuring that anyone who receives medical care through workers’ compensation claims deserves it. It’s a harsh reality in California. If you have suffered an injury at work, you likely just want to ensure your losses are covered by the coverage employers are required to maintain under law. However, this process
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Workers’ Compensation: Difference Between Compromise and Release vs. Stipulation

Main Takeaways After an injured worker reaches their MMI, settlement negotiations can begin. When an employee sustains an injury(ies) on the job that leads to a Permanent Partial or a Permanent Total Disability, they will receive periodic payments from the WC insurance to supplement a portion of their lost wages. A worker can receive either
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California’s Employment Development Department and Work Compensation FAQs

If a worker sustains an injury while on the job, the employer compensates them through workers’ compensation (WC) insurance. If an individual suffers an illness or injury that is not related to their work, they can ask for time off for treatment through disability insurance (DI), which is a component of the state disability insurance
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Workers’ Compensation: How to Calculate Your TTD Rate in California

If you’ve been hurt at work and have been deemed unable to work by your treating workers’ compensation physician, you are entitled to receive temporary total disability, or TTD benefits, to help replace your lost income while you recover from your industrial injuries. How to Calculate TTD The calculations used to determine how much you’ll
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Walnut Creek’s Walkability Causing Pedestrian Accident Concerns

Pedestrian accidents in Walnut Creek from April 2004 to September 2017. Zoom in and click a plot point for more information about the accident.  Ask any homeowner what they look for in a neighborhood when they move to it. You’ll probably get a variety of answers such as close driving distance to work, excellent schools and
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Workers’ Compensation Acronyms

California’s workers’ compensation program uses a variety of acronyms throughout its documentation. As such, understanding this documentation can often be challenging to a recently injured worker. For this reason, we created a list of commonly used acronyms (with their meanings) to assist those who are moving through the workers’ compensation program in California. AMA –
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Your Workers Compensation Claim Is Accepted, Now What?

Work-related injuries can range from inconvenient to debilitating and detrimental; this is why your California employer is required to carry workman’s compensation insurance. Once your claim has been accepted, there are several things to consider next, including who is qualified to provide treatment, whether you’re able to continue working in the same capacity as before,
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