Workers’ Compensation Laws – What Employees Need to Know

Many people employed in California can be unaware of workers’ compensation laws and what they entail. Sometimes, it is not until these laws become relevant to their lives that they start to wonder what their entitlements are and whether they have any rights at all. If you have been injured at work in California, here are a few things you need to know about your options going forward. No-Fault Workers’ Compensation System California operates somewhat differently from other parts of the country by employing a no-fault workers’ compensation system. When an employee is injured on the job, in general it

2021-05-21T09:58:47+00:00May 28th, 2021|

What Types of Injuries and Illnesses are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

When you are injured at work in California, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. However, not everyone knows what types of injuries and illnesses are covered and what you can expect from the entire process related to California’s Labor Code. If you are trying to plan your next move, some of the following information may be helpful. California’s Labor Code According to the California Labor Code, an injury may happen in two scenarios: A specific injury from one incident or exposure, causing disability or need for medical treatment. A cumulative injury from repetitive mentally or physically traumatic activities over

2021-05-21T09:54:44+00:00May 22nd, 2021|

What is Workers’ Compensation and How Does it Work?

Sometimes, it is not until you are involved in a workplace accident, or suffer an illness related to your job, that you ask: what is workers’ compensation? If you live in California, the answer you find can be much different from other states. Why Do Workers’ Compensation Systems Exist? Anyone can get hurt in their place of business – even office workers who do not do any heavy lifting or drive machinery. Given how easy it can be to be involved in an incident or accident, employers could find themselves continually embroiled in lawsuits. These can be costly for both

2021-05-21T09:53:42+00:00May 17th, 2021|

What is the Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board?

As you work with your chosen workers’ compensation lawyer to get the outcome you deserve, you may hear mention of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. This board is not something you will likely come across in everyday life, but it is worth learning about if you are currently seeking compensation for workplace injuries. What Is the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board? The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board is a judicial body that reviews any petitions that have been filed to reconsider a worker’s compensation. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, this body also regulates the adjudication process by adopting procedure

2021-05-21T09:53:59+00:00May 14th, 2021|

Can You Work While on Workers’ Compensation?

Many people often ask, can you work while on workers’ compensation? After all, if you are being paid because your injuries mean you cannot work, you might naturally believe that you are not allowed to. However, given that you are not receiving your full salary while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you may not feel that you have a choice. Find out what your entitlements are below. Working While Receiving Workers’ Compensation As you are receiving compensation for your injuries to give you time to heal before resuming normal duties, you may think that you cannot work during this time. However,

2021-05-21T09:54:20+00:00May 10th, 2021|
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