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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12 Reasons Why You Need a Workers’ Comp Attorney

April 25, 2023

If you suffered injuries in an accident that occurred while you were on the job, you might be eligible to pursue a claim for workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance company. However, if you file a claim, you should have experienced legal representation on board in your case. You cannot count on your employer’s…

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What Are My Rights If I’m Hurt on the Job?

April 11, 2023

Employees in any industry – especially those who work in building or construction – may suffer injuries or illnesses while they are working on the job. Adverse medical conditions may result from on-the-job accidents caused by defective equipment, slip-and-falls on the premises, or exposure to dangerous chemicals. In these situations, workers may be eligible to…

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Common Mistakes When Filing a Claim

March 12, 2023

Have you been injured while on duty recently? If you have found yourself injured at your place of work, you could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In California, every employee has the right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Yet, it can be a frustrating process that can be hard to navigate if you…

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Can I Get Workers’ Comp if I Have a Heart Attack at Work?

February 27, 2023

Workers’ compensation is in place to enable workers who are injured on the job to receive benefits while they recover from their injury. To be compensable under California law, the injury must have been caused, at least in part, by the work or work environment. The work injury can be related to physical exertion, job…

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Failed Drug Tests and Workers’ Compensation Eligibility

February 10, 2023

If you are an employee, you probably know that drug testing is an increasingly common occurrence in the workplace. Many workers must receive a drug test before their employment, and some companies subject their employees to random drug tests. In addition, drug testing can occur after a worker has sustained an injury on the job.…

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Can I Be Fired or Demoted If I File a Workers’ Comp Claim

January 31, 2023

If you have been injured at work, it can often be a traumatizing and challenging situation. According to 2019 statistics, it is believed that there are 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries reported each year in the United States. Regardless of what your employer might tell you, you are well within your rights to file a…

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If I Was Hurt By a Defective Forklift, Can I File a Third-Party Claim

January 12, 2023

Generally, if an employee or worker is injured while at work, then under California law, they can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. This is a no-fault system that does not require the employee to prove that negligence caused their injuries, but the benefits can be limited. If the accident involves a defective forklift,…

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