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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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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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