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  • 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

  • Published: February 8, 2022

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly defined as a psychiatric disorder that develops after experiencing or witnessing highly traumatic events. These events may involve accidents, natural disasters, or physical, mental, emotional, or sexual abuse. While most people don’t associate PTSD with work or their workplace, PTSD can and does develop in the workplace. Workplace PTSD is a different emotional, cognitive,…Read More

  • Published: February 1, 2022

Sustaining a workplace injury can be a traumatic experience, physically, emotionally, and financially. Workers need their jobs and their wages to support themselves and their families. When an injury prevents them from working or limits their ability to work, it can have life-altering consequences on the worker’s quality of life, which is why California requires employers to carry workers’ compensation…Read More

  • Published: January 26, 2022

The compensation amount awarded to back injury victims can vary drastically due to many factors taken into consideration. While some back injuries might only cause pain and discomfort that prevents the victim from conducting work and daily activities, severe back injuries can cause paralysis. Some victims can receive millions in compensation. To calculate the settlement amount, insurance companies will need…Read More

  • Published: January 26, 2022

Back injuries are among the most common workplace injuries. Whether a back injury results from an accident or from repetitive strain over time, pain from a back injury is potentially debilitating. Back pain can make it difficult or even impossible to perform work and daily duties. If you sustained a work-related back injury, you might be entitled to compensation. Workers’…Read More

  • Published: January 12, 2022

If you sustain an injury at work in California, you’re entitled to workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp is in place to help injured workers cover necessary medical expenses, recover lost wages, and in some cases, receive disability benefits. The amount awarded and the type of benefits each person receives depends on their injury and circumstance. To help you recover the maximum…Read More

  • Published: January 5, 2022

California workers are entitled to receiving fair compensation for injuries sustained while working under California workers’ compensation laws. Workers’ comp can cover medical care, lost wages, and sometimes disability payments. An injured worker must file a claim with their employer’s insurance to approve their benefits. However, insurance companies are not often willing to cover all expenses and might offer lowball…Read More

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