I was injured at work, now what?

Work-related injuries happen regularly across all industries, and you should know what to do if you suffer an injury or illness due to your employment. You want to take the proper steps to help your claim for workers’ compensation benefits if you need medical treatment or time off work due to your injuries. Report your…

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What Happens After I Settle My Workers Comp Case?

Employees who are injured at work deserve compensation for their injuries. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for them to get the compensation they deserve. Workers’ compensation claims typically involve a very specific process. Many involve a settlement. If your attorney can reach a settlement with the workers’ comp insurance company, your claim might be over…

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What Qualifies as a Workplace Injury?

Workplace injuries can be especially worrisome and terrifying. Depending on the workplace, they have the potential to cause severe damage and put employees out of work for a long time to come. If you have an injury or illness that you believe is work-related, it’s essential to understand what qualifies as a workplace injury, so…

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Who Decides Who Gets Workers’ Compensation?

Suppose you were recently diagnosed with a work-related illness, repetitive injury, or had an injury accident at work. In that case, you may feel as if your life has been turned upside down. You’re likely in pain and uncomfortable while trying to determine when and how you will return to work so you can continue…

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The Law Offices Norman J. Homen Opens A New Office in San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA: The Law Offices Norman J. Homen is home to preeminent lawyers who have represented many clients in cases involving personal injury, social security disability, estate planning, and worker’s compensation. Other areas of representation are criminal defense and wills, and trusts. When representing clients in workers’ comp matters, the lawyer’s primary focus is…

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Supporting Documents for Your Social Security Disability Claim

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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Does Workers Compensation Cover COVID-19?

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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Seeking Medical Treatment after Your Work-Related Accident

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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Does the Cause of Your Workplace Injury Matter?

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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Did Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits Get Reduced or Eliminated Too Soon?

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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