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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Difference Between Compromise and Release vs. Stipulation

The workers’ compensation (WC) system in California includes a variety of payment types. The payment types an injured employee receives as they move through the CA workers’ compensation system depends on the extent of their injury(ies). Once the injured worker reaches Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), settlement negotiations can begin. California’s WC: Periodic Payments Received Prior
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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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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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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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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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