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What Happens After I Settle My Workers Comp Case?

By Norman Homen | April 29, 2022

Employees who are injured at work deserve compensation for their injuries. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for them to get the compensation they deserve. Workers’ compensation claims typically involve a very specific process. Many involve a settlement. If your attorney can reach a settlement with the workers’ comp insurance company, your claim might be over…

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What Qualifies as a Workplace Injury?

By Norman Homen | April 20, 2022

Workplace injuries can be especially worrisome and terrifying. Depending on the workplace, they have the potential to cause severe damage and put employees out of work for a long time to come. If you have an injury or illness that you believe is work-related, it’s essential to understand what qualifies as a workplace injury, so…

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Who Decides Who Gets Workers’ Compensation?

By Norman Homen | April 4, 2022

Suppose you were recently diagnosed with a work-related illness, repetitive injury, or had an injury accident at work. In that case, you may feel as if your life has been turned upside down. You’re likely in pain and uncomfortable while trying to determine when and how you will return to work so you can continue…

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Can I Be Denied Workers’ Comp?

By Norman Homen | March 30, 2022

Like any other type of insurance payment, you must file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. The insurance company will review your filing and make a decision about whether you qualify for the benefits that you need to pay your medical bills and support your family. For some injured workers, the unfortunate reality is that…

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Can My Employer Fire Me While I am on Workers’ Comp?

By Norman Homen | March 18, 2022

Whether employers can fire someone who is receiving workers’ compensation benefits is a difficult legal question. There are lawful and unlawful reasons why someone might be terminated following a work injury and workers’ comp case. If you were fired and believe your employer might have violated your rights, reach out to a workers’ compensation attorney…

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Can you collect workers’ comp and short-term disability at the same time?

By Norman Homen | March 5, 2022

If you suffer injuries and cannot work, there are different types of benefits that might be available to you. First, if you suffered a work =-related injury, you should qualify for workers’ compensation benefits for your medical care and wage replacement while you cannot work. If you have an injury that will keep you out…

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The Law Offices Norman J. Homen Opens A New Office in San Jose, CA

By Norman Homen | March 1, 2022

San Jose, CA: The Law Offices Norman J. Homen is home to preeminent lawyers who have represented many clients in cases involving personal injury, social security disability, estate planning, and worker’s compensation. Other areas of representation are criminal defense and wills, and trusts. When representing clients in workers’ comp matters, the lawyer’s primary focus is…

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How Long Will My Workers’ Comp Benefits Last?

By Norman Homen | February 25, 2022

Workers’ comp insurance benefits are intended to keep injured workers financially secure while they recover from their work-related illness or injury. But this doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to receive workers’ comp benefits for as long as you’re sick or injured. Workers’ comp benefits have a limit that you can possibly reach before you’ve…

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Can I Work a Second Job While on Workers’ Comp?

By Norman Homen | February 15, 2022

Let’s say that you work two jobs. Your main job is as a forklift operator, but you also work in a call center answering customer queries for several hours daily at night. You got injured in the warehouse you worked at and injured your back. You reported your injury to your employer, sought medical treatment…

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How is a Settlement Paid?

By Norman Homen | February 9, 2022

Workers’ compensation settlements involving permanent disabilities may conclude with simple negotiations or stressful court battles. Once your disability has been rated, you may receive a settlement offer to resolve your case from the workers’ comp claims administrator. A settlement is basically an agreement between you and your employer’s insurer’s claims administrator. In California, you can…

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