What if I Have to Change My Line of Work Because I Was Injured on the Job?

Going back to work should be easy after you have recovered from your injury. It can be more complicated than you might expect, however. There are some injuries from which you cannot recover enough to continue working. There are some employers who do not reinstate a recovered or medically stabilized worker. California does not have a law in place that requires an employer to reinstate a recovered worker or to find the worker a new job if the worker is not able to perform their old job after their injury stabilizes. That can lead a worker to think about changing

2021-07-13T02:16:05+00:00July 29th, 2021|

Should I Give My Employer a Recorded Statement?

Workers’ compensation cases are somewhat like personal injury cases in that a claims adjuster working for an insurance company reviews all the facts and evidence submitted in a claim made by a worker to determine whether to deny the claim, pay out on the claim, and if so, how much to pay out. In both scenarios, an employer or claims adjuster may request that you give them a recorded statement regarding the accident, injury, treatment, and other factors regarding your claim. While this may seem like a good idea, it is seldom a good idea to give your employer or

2021-07-13T02:23:06+00:00July 21st, 2021|

Can I Get Workers’ Comp if I Have a Heart Attack at Work?

Workers’ compensation is in place to enable workers who are injured on the job to receive benefits while they recover from their injury. To be compensable under California law, the injury must have been caused, at least in part, by the work or work environment. The work injury can be related to physical exertion, job stress, or physical strain that triggers a heart attack. The work condition or stressor can be a single incident or a long-term condition or stressor. An example of a single stressor might involve a worker with a history of high blood pressure, who is required

2021-07-13T01:53:12+00:00July 12th, 2021|

What Does it Mean to Receive Temporary Total Disability Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

California is one state that allows an injured worker to receive temporary total disability workers’ compensation benefits under certain circumstances. This is meant to be a substitute for lost wages. The benefit is a portion of the full amount of compensation that the worker was receiving at the time of the injury. Calculating Benefits Temporary total disability benefits amount to two-thirds of an injured employee’s weekly pay. Total benefits apply to workers who were employed full-time at the time of their injury. If an employee is injured while working part-time, that employee may be eligible for partial benefits. These benefits

2021-07-13T02:02:12+00:00July 6th, 2021|
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