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  • Published: April 22, 2022

You can reverse the decision if your workers’ compensation claim is denied or rejected by your employer’s insurance company. In California, you can appeal the denial or rejection of your claim by requesting a hearing in front of the local Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board judge. The judge will hear both sides of the case and decide whether the insurance company…Read More

  • Published: April 15, 2022

In California, the law allows many employees to seek overtime payment when working more hours. Overtime wages are a form of additional payment given to employees who exceed their working hours for the day or week. When an employee is injured in a workplace accident, part of their workers’ comp benefits may be loss of wages which refers to the…Read More

  • Published: April 8, 2022

Food-service workers perform various tasks, ranging from food preparation to delivery to serving the food in restaurants. They are vital workers who keep the food supply running, but they are also at serious risk of injury when they are not adequately protected from harm while on the job. In California and throughout the U.S., food service workers face risks to…Read More

  • Published: April 1, 2022

In theory, employees injured on the job, their employers, and the workers’ comp doctors should be working together to get the employee healthy and fully rehabilitated so they can get back to work. However, the process of workers’ compensation often creates tension and mistrust within the doctor-patient dynamic. Employers want workers back on the job as quickly as possible, and…Read More

  • Published: March 23, 2022

Strict California laws govern workers’ compensation benefits and coverage, and nearly every employee in the state is required to have coverage provided by their employer—including part-time workers. California law requires that every employer provide workers’ compensation to every employee full-time and part-time. Any employee who sustains an injury or illness caused by job-related duties will generally be able to receive…Read More

  • Published: March 16, 2022

Misrepresenting one’s job status while collecting temporary disability benefits is an example of workers’ compensation fraud. If you are hurt on the job and unable to continue performing the same type of work, you’re likely eligible for workers’ compensation. With an income reduction, you may be struggling to cover your rent or mortgage, utilities, and other essential expenses. If you…Read More

  • Published: March 9, 2022

Sole proprietors, freelancers, or any self-employed individuals do not have to buy workers’ compensation coverage. Therefore, self-employed people may not believe they have access to California’s workers’ compensation insurance, but that is not always the case. Self-employers may buy their own insurance workers’ compensation insurance to cover themselves. In situations where they are considered an independent worker, their subcontractors may…Read More

  • Published: March 2, 2022

In California, an injured worker doesn’t need to prove negligence or fault when filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, injured workers still need to prove a variety of other matters before receiving workers’ compensation benefits. Workers must prove that they had an employee and employer relationship with their employer at the time of the accident. They must also prove the…Read More

  • Published: February 22, 2022

California workers’ compensation law aims to protect injured workers and provide them with the benefits they need to regain their quality of life as best as possible. Two of the benefits of workers’ compensation are temporary and permanent disability benefits. These benefits financially compensate for an injured worker who has a limited ability to work or can no longer work.…Read More

  • Published: February 15, 2022

Workers’ compensation insurance protects workers in the event of a workplace injury. When an employee is injured on the job, they can file a claim so the employer’s workers’ comp insurance will cover medical expenses, lost wages, disability benefits, job replacement benefits, and other costs related to the work injury. California requires that all employers carry workers’ comp insurance for…Read More

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