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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Appel Law Firm LLP Awards Scholarship to Hit and Run Survivor

The Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship is awarded annually to college and graduate students who are survivors of hit and runs and car accidents and have overcome their injuries. The winner of this year’s scholarship, college student Kaylee McFarland, will receive $1,000 towards her school tuition. About the Survivor Kaylee is a student at
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Bike to Work Day Promotes Cycling with ‘Happy Hours,’ Gifts, Challenges

If you enjoy commuting to work by bicycle — or if you’d like to start — consider joining the festivities for Bike to Work Day on May 11. The event is sponsored by Bike East Bay and includes activities like a morning ride with members of the Berkeley City Council, Bike Happy Hour celebrations in
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Rear and Side Semi Truck Bumper Regulations

Main Takeaways: An underride truck crash is when a motor vehicle slides underneath a tractor-trailer in a collision. Underride guards that are attached to the back, front, and side of a tractor-trailer can stop motor vehicles from going underneath the truck in the event of an accident. The law states that trucks must have rear
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New California Cell Phone Laws In Effect

For motorists who have become accustomed to holding their phones as they drive, a new law may encourage safer driving habits in the new year. As of Jan. 1, 2017 it is illegal in California to hold or operate a mobile device for any reason while behind the wheel. In September, Gov. Jerry Brown signed
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