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What is the time limit to file a workers comp claim?

August 21, 2023

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that provides benefits to employees who suffer job-related injuries or illnesses. If you’ve been injured on the job, it’s essential to file your claim promptly. The Worker’s Compensation Attorneys at the Law Offices of Norman J. Homen, have extensive experience helping individuals navigate the complexities of workers’ comp…

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Preparing for Your Social Security Disability Appeal

August 14, 2023

We understand that receiving a denial for your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim can be disheartening. However, don’t lose hope just yet. The appeal process provides an opportunity to revisit your case. The social security disability attorneys at the Law Offices of Normen J. Homen will help guide you through preparing for your Social…

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SSDI and Child Support: Can Your Payments Be Garnished?

August 7, 2023

In the intricate landscape of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), various questions may arise, one of which you might find yourself asking: “Can my Social Security disability payments be garnished for child support?” Today, we’re going to explore this important topic in detail. Understanding Social Security Disability Payments Firstly, let’s clarify what SSDI payments are.…

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Health Insurance While on Worker’s Comp: Who’s Responsible?

August 7, 2023

If you’ve found yourself in a position where you’re drawing worker’s compensation benefits due to a workplace injury or illness, you may be wondering about your health insurance. Specifically, who is going to pay for it while you’re on worker’s comp? This is an important question and one that requires a detailed response. Understanding Worker’s…

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SSDI: The Role of a Medical-Vocational Allowance

July 28, 2023

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can seem complex. Today, we will be addressing one vital part of the SSDI process: the medical-vocational allowance. Understanding Social Security Disability Firstly, let’s briefly touch on SSDI. The Social Security Disability Insurance program is designed to support individuals who are unable to work due to a long-term disability.…

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Firefighters and Presumption Laws: Navigating the Terrain

July 21, 2023

In the field of firefighting, where occupational hazards are part and parcel of the job, understanding the legal protections in place for you is important. A key component of this legal framework in California is the concept of presumption laws. These are specifically designed to safeguard the interests of professionals like you who face unique…

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Understanding Income While on SSDI

July 11, 2023

Financial navigation while on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can pose several questions, especially when wondering about the collection of additional benefits or income.  Understanding SSDI and Its Implications Social Security Disability Insurance, better known as SSDI, is a benefits program specifically designed for individuals who have accumulated a certain number of work credits but…

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Presumptive Injuries in Law Enforcement: Understanding Your Rights and Options

June 28, 2023

When you’re part of the law enforcement community, you face unique risks every day. Understanding your rights, especially when it comes to injuries and illnesses that are presumptively recognized under California law, is essential.  Understanding Presumptive Injuries Presumptive injuries refer to certain conditions that, according to specific legislation, are considered as having been caused by…

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Understanding Cumulative Trauma Claims for Workers’ Comp

May 25, 2023

What Is a Cumulative Trauma Injury? When most people think of a work injury, they think of a one-time accident or twisting or lifting the wrong way that causes an injury. However, that’s not the only way to sustain a work injury. Some injuries can’t be attributed to a specific day or time but rather…

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Hospital Workers Harmed by Workplace Violence Can Claim Workers’ Comp Benefits 

May 18, 2023

What is Workplace Violence? Sadly, many California workers risk being subjected to workplace violence in their places of employment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies workplace violence as any threat or act of physical violence, intimidation, harassment, or other threatening disruptive behavior or action that happens in the workplace. The term “workplace violence” can…

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