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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

September 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

September 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

September 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

September 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

August 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

August 23rd, 2021|

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