Can I be Forced Back to Work after a Workers’ Comp Settlement?

By Norman Homen | January 25, 2022

In the State of California, a full and final workers’ compensation settlement is called a compromise and release (C&R). As part of a C&R, the employer/insurance company will issue the injured worker a settlement check in a lump sum. This settlement resolves the workers’ compensation case as a whole. The amount of the settlement will…

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Does Workers’ Comp Pay My Full Salary?

By Norman Homen | January 17, 2022

Individuals who suffer an injury or illness while they are working at their job – and while performing a job duty – could bring a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. When you file a workers’ comp claim, you might be eligible to recover various types of benefits, including a portion of your lost wages, related…

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Will Workers’ Compensation Protect My Job?

By Norman Homen | January 6, 2022

Workers in the State of California are eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer an injury or illness while on the job and within the scope of their job duties. In many cases, an injured worker will eventually be able to go back to work in some way. However, there…

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How Does a Workers’ Comp Claim Affect Future Employment?

By Norman Homen | December 29, 2021

Employees who suffer an injury while they are on the job are sometimes eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits in California. These benefits are typically awarded without regard to fault, and you should be able to recover these benefits regardless of how your workplace accident occurred. Moreover, new employers are not supposed…

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What Do I Ask for in a Workers’ Comp Settlement?

By Norman Homen | December 16, 2021

Employees who suffer injuries while they are working at their jobs and while performing their job duties might be eligible to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. Some insurance companies might also offer an injured worker a lump sum settlement at the end of the case. Typically, the injured worker’s lawyer will make a settlement demand, the…

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Who isn’t Covered by Workers’ Comp?

By Norman Homen | December 5, 2021

People who suffer an injury while they are working at their jobs are sometimes eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, not all workers are eligible. Independent contractors, for example, are ineligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, while employees may be eligible to recover these benefits. If you have suffered an injury while you were…

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Why is Medical Evidence Important to Your SSD Claim?

By Norman Homen | November 29, 2021

In order for a person to be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, he or she must be unable to engage in a substantial gainful activity (SGA). Essentially, this means that the individual, because of some long-term disability, injury, or illness, is unable to work at any job or in any capacity. In order…

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What Happens if I Lose My Job While on Workers’ Compensation?

By Norman Homen | November 17, 2021

After a workplace injury or illness, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should provide benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost income. These benefits are critical to ensure that your job-related injury does not cause financial losses for you and your household. Sometimes, these benefits might continue for some time if your recovery period is…

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Why are my Disability Benefits Terminated?

By Norman Homen | November 6, 2021

When a person is unable to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA) due to a long-term illness, injury, or disability, that person might be eligible to make a claim for social security disability (SSD) benefits. However, under certain circumstances, those benefits can be terminated by the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you have suffered an…

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Who is Eligible for Supplemental Security Income?

By Norman Homen | October 25, 2021

Knowing what benefits you are eligible for is an important first step in lining them up to support you. In this article, we’ll explore who is eligible for Supplemental Security Income, SSI, and how you can go about applying and receiving it if you are eligible. Connecting with a local social security attorney can help…

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