The purpose of social security disability benefits is to provide financial assistance to individuals who have disabilities. It is not unusual for social security disability claims to be denied on the first go-around – often because they do not contain the necessary documentation. Therefore, if you are filing a claim for social security disability benefits…

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Updated 12/21/2020 Governor Gavin Newsom on September 17, 2020, signed SB 1159 which codifies the COVID-19 presumption created by Executive Order N-62-20 and provides two new rebuttable presumptions that an employee’s COVID-19 illness is an occupational injury and therefore eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if specified criteria are met. Employees who are sick can stay…

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When you leave for work in the morning, you might never imagine that you will end up facing the long road to recovery from a serious work-related injury. However, accidents on the job can happen at any time – and in any industry or profession. It is important to know what to do following a…

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Workplace injuries can happen in many different ways. Some accidents on the job are true accidents, and no one might be at fault. In other situations, a co-worker or supervisor might have made a mistake that led to your injury, or perhaps you made an error that caused your own accident. Third parties that are…

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Each year, millions of Americans are injured on the job or exposed to an illness in the course of their job duties. As such, they may accrue expensive medical bills and be unable to go to work to pay their routine bills. For workers who have workers’ compensation benefits, accessing this financial should help alleviate…

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Work-related injuries can disrupt your life. You might need costly medical care, and many injured workers have to stay home and rest while they recover, resulting in financial strain. In some drastic situations, an injury might result in long-term disability. Workers’ compensation benefits exist to compensate workers for the costs of injuries on the job,…

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Benefit will be available for diagnosed workers working outside their homes Presumption will be workers contracted the virus at work; employers will have chance to rebut Governor also signed executive order waiving penalties on property taxes for residents and small businesses experiencing economic hardship based on COVID-19; order also extends deadline for filing property tax…

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) grants disability benefits to individuals who are deemed unable to work and support themselves due to certain disabling conditions. However, what if you are able to work part-time to supplement your disability benefits? Will that put your disability benefits at risk? The truth is that some people are able to…

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Workers’ compensation not only provides benefits after job-related injuries, but also job-related illnesses. People who get sick because they are exposed to toxins at work are able to have their medical care covered and obtain partial wage replacement for missed work. During our current pandemic, it is expected that workers might wonder whether they can…

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It doesn’t matter what type of work you do or where there is always a risk of getting hurt on the job. If you have been injured on the job or have gotten sick from doing your job, you are probably wondering what steps you should take next. It’s understandable that you might want to…

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