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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Protecting People in Dangerous Jobs

Construction is a dangerous and demanding field. Construction workers place themselves in perilous positions in which their safety and lives are at risk if safety standards are not followed. Because of the nature of construction work, it is imperative that employers do everything possible to protect their employees from unnecessary risks. A recent post in
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Dangers of Working Construction

  This article from the Sacramento Bee presents a strange tale of work injuries on a construction site. The incident occurred in downtown Sacramento on eastbound Highway 50. At the construction zone for the Fix50 project, three workers were injured during an unusual event. In what must be deemed an unfortunate matter, a worker unintentionally
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What Costs Does Workers’ Compensation Cover?

If you are hurt or become ill because of your work, you might be eligible to receive workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a program that is required under state law, and allows for benefits that may cover the costs of medical care, disability, and death in the event that an employee dies and a dependent
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Workers’ Compensation Eligibility FAQs

Many injured California and Bay Area employees contact us with questions about whether they are entitled to coverage by their employer’s workers’ compensation plans. While every situation is different, to help give our readers a basic understanding of the various circumstances under which employees are covered, we’ve prepared a few short answers to some commonly
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