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Workers’ Compensation: Head Injuries

Employees can suffer a head injury on the job in a number of different accidents. The main workplace cause of head injuries is a slip and fall accident. In addition, the employee may be struck by a flying piece of debris. Most work-related head injuries will involve some sort of trauma to the head. Nearly one in every ten workers’ compensation injuries nationwide can be head injuries. Roughly 60% of workers’ compensation claims for head injuries involve a TBI. Most other head injuries will involve skull fractures or lacerations. Anytime the head is involved, the injured worker needs extensive medical

2021-10-12T03:57:10+00:00October 18th, 2021|

Workers’ Compensation: Degenerative Disc and Joint Disorder

You have the legal right to file a workers' compensation claim if a work-related injury aggravates or accelerates your degenerative disc disease or joint disorder. Depending on the specifics of your claim, you could be entitled to receive benefits that might include total or partial disability payments or a cash settlement. Unfortunately, there's substantial confusion concerning the right of an injured worker to obtain workers' comp benefits for aggravation of a preexisting injury, particularly as it relates to degenerative disc disease or joint disorder. Meeting with a knowledgeable workers' compensation lawyer about these conditions will help you determine the right

2021-10-12T03:43:49+00:00October 10th, 2021|

Workers’ Compensation: Back Injuries

The back is often the part of the body that is most likely to be injured by physical labor because of the strain involved. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million employees suffer work-related back injuries each year. In fact, one in every five workplace injuries is to the back. Back injuries can be painful and debilitating. They could even require multiple surgeries to correct if they can even be fixed at all. In the meantime, the injured worker incurs medical bills and cannot earn a living because they are missing time from work. When their

2021-10-12T03:32:09+00:00October 3rd, 2021|

California Forklift Injuries

Forklifts help many industrial workers easily lift and move objects that would be difficult to lift and move otherwise. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong, and an accident occurs, a forklift can make things much more difficult instead of easier. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that over 100 people are killed and 20,000 more are injured in forklift accidents every year. If you were injured in a forklift accident, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under California law, as well as possible recovery for third-party liability. Find out what often causes such forklift accidents and

2021-09-15T01:51:58+00:00September 25th, 2021|

Chronic Pain After A Workers’ Comp Accident

Chronic pain is a staggering affliction, sidelining millions of Americans each year. To really reflect the full scale of this affliction’s burden on this country, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention has estimated that just over 50 million Americans suffer from it. In other words, chronic pain afflicts over 20 percent of the total U.S. population, or one in five Americans. As you can imagine, this affliction afflicts an immense strain on worker productivity; a recent 2021 study covered by Forbes found that workers who suffered from chronic pain missed an average of 10.3 work days so far this

2021-09-15T01:48:18+00:00September 20th, 2021|

Common Workplace Accidents

Legal rules and regulatory organizations like OSHA compel workplaces to meet an adequate safety standard and fulfill a duty of care that ensures minimal risk to worker safety. At least, that is what workplaces should ideally do. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Far too often, that isn’t the case. According to National Safety Council analytics, the United States suffered 4,572 fatal workplace injuries, or more specifically, 4,572 preventable workplace injuries. One may reasonably assume that number decreased over the last year-and-a-half, as the COVID-19 pandemic pushed millions of more workers into working from home. However, when you do return

2021-09-15T01:40:52+00:00September 15th, 2021|

Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in California

If you have been injured in an accident at your place of employment, you may be eligible to receive benefits under the California workers’ compensation law. There are different types of benefits available under this law, but the main ones are as follows. Temporary Disability Benefits These are monetary payments for lost wages because of being injured at work. The payments are made to place the injured worker as close as possible to the financial position as they would have been if they were not injured. In other words, the payments are a substitute to salary or wages the worker

2021-09-15T01:33:52+00:00September 8th, 2021|

Worker’s Compensation For Non-Legal Residents

Immigrants, both legal and non-legal, compose a critical fraction of the American workforce. According to the most recent estimates approximated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, foreign-born workers made up 17 percent (or nearly 1/5th) of the United States labor force as of 2020. These individuals lend important contributions to many different industries and overall society at large. But what happens when a non-legal worker in California is sidelined from working due to a workplace injury or illness exposure? Will they be able to recompense the things they lost through their injury? Will they even be able to safely file

2021-09-15T01:26:15+00:00September 2nd, 2021|

What Should I Do If I Am Not Receiving My Workers’ Comp Benefits Check?

When you have been injured at work, the procedures that follow to ensure you get workers’ compensation benefits can be complex to understand. This is because the workers’ compensation process is incredibly technical, which is why it's often best to consult with a Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer. A lawyer will know the relevant laws applicable to your claim and can help you receive the claims you deserve. Yet, what happens when your workers’ compensation benefits stop? Often workers are faced with the issue of their workers’ compensation claim benefits stopping, and they are not sure of why it has

2021-08-12T03:02:31+00:00August 31st, 2021|

Third-Party Liability Claims vs. Workers’ Comp Claims

In most instances, when a worker is injured at their workplace, they can file a workers’ compensation claim to receive payment benefits. However, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury, there could be third parties involved in the accident. If this is the case, the worker could be entitled to file a third-party liability claim. There are notable differences between workers’ compensation claims and third-party liability claims. It can be challenging to understand the differences between the two claims without speaking to a person specializing in workers’ compensation and third-party liability law. That’s why you should consider hiring a Orange

2021-08-12T02:54:02+00:00August 23rd, 2021|
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