Workers Compensation Hearing Questions

Workers compensation is meant to provide individuals hurt on the job with financial support as a result of work-related losses. However, getting the compensation desired can be a challenge in many cases. In some situations, individual employers or workers compensation insurers can deny claims. There are many reasons this can happen. If you claims has
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Why It Takes So Long To Settle Your Workers Comp Case

Generally, more complicated workers’ compensation cases take long to settle, but even a fairly simple one can drag on. There are a variety of causes that fuel the long way to settlement. Overworked insurance adjusters, physicians slow to providing medical reports, missing a required medical exam and other factors play a role in the timeline.
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Difference Between CA Workers Comp Benefits and State Disability Insurance Benefits

From filing and eligibility to amount of benefits and appeal, there are a variety of differences in California workers’ compensation benefits and state disability insurance (SDI) benefits. The state’s disability insurance benefits are designed to pay monies for illnesses or injuries unrelated to work, while the state’s workers’ compensation benefits are designed to pay monies
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Are Workers Compensation Benefits Taxable?

If you have recently been injured at work and you started receiving financial benefits, you may be curious about whether these benefits are taxable or not. In general, workers compensation benefits are not taxable, although some exceptions will apply. When you are out of work and you have been approved for workers compensation benefits, you won’t
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Maximize Benefits From Your Workers Compensation Claim

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), every year, more than four million workers are seriously injured at work,  and approximately 4,500 more die. Thousands more die due to work-related illnesses such as lung disease or cancer. The economic toll is so high it cannot even be calculated. Workers’
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Can Workers Compensation be Garnished?

Wage garnishments are challenging since a creditor has been given the right to get payment on monies you owe them by taking money directly from your paycheck before it is issued to you. Garnishments authorized by the government such as taxes, student loans and court-ordered child support payments do not require the assistance of the courts
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Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied: What Now?

Workers’ compensation in California is designed to provide insurance coverage for workers who are injured or become ill due to conditions at work. Medical bills and lost wages are supposed to be paid without the employee needing to prove the employer was at fault. In turn, the employer cannot claim workers were negligent and responsible
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Can You Be Fired for Filing a Workers Compensation Claim?

Under California law, employees who sustain an injury on the job have a right to file a worker’s compensation claim. Workers who are injured have certain responsibilities including making a timely report to their immediate supervisor or their employer reporting any accidents. If workers suffer a work-related illness, they should notify their supervisor immediately upon
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How to File for Workers Compensation in California

Filing for workers compensation in California can be a tedious process, but if you have been injured at work and you are unable to return to your current duties, filing for workers compensation is your only recourse for recovering lost wages. Filing for workers compensation requires that you fill out all of the appropriate forms,
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Workers’ Compensation Applicant Arrested for Fraud

When you sustain a workplace-related injury, California law requires that your employer compensate you for the injury. Known as workers’ compensation, your employer may be required to reimburse you for one or more of the following: Medical expenses; Two-thirds of your average monthly earning; Job retraining; and/or Living expenses while unable to work. But as
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