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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Top Causes of Workplace Injuries

    Serious and fatal injuries in the workplace are far too common. Each year, thousands are killed on the job, while millions more suffer severe injuries in the United States. The following are the most common causes of workers’ compensation injuries: Overexertion – Considered the leading cause of injury, overexertion typically relates to lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying, throwing, or holding. ...
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  • Major Causes of Distracted Driving

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly one-third of all car accident deaths are caused by driver distractions. In 2015, 3,477 people and 391,000 were injured in distracted driving accidents. In general, distracted driving is considered performing another task that takes your attention away from operating your vehicle. It takes your eyes off the road, hands off the steering ...
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  • What Should I Ask My Doctor After a Car Accident?

    Whether you suffered a minor or a serious injury in a car accident , your first priority is to always seek immediate medical attention and treatment as soon as possible. Not only does this protect your health, but seeing a doctor right away can also play an important role in strengthening your personal injury case. It is imperative to ask your doctor several questions about your injuries which ...
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  • Are California Domestic Workers Covered by Workers' Comp?

    Although homeowners benefit from the service of domestic workers, this homeowner-to-client relationship can result in complications when and if an accident occurs. It is not often clear if the homeowner is an employer or if the domestic worker is considered a contractor with no recourse for support through workers’ compensation benefits. Most common types of domestic workers include: Housekeepers ...
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  • How Drug Tests Can Affect Your Workers' Comp Claim

    In many cases, employers require their employees to get their urine tested they suffer an injury at the workplace. If this happens to you, there are several things you should know about drug tests in relation to workers’ compensation benefits. First, if you are sent to a physician’s office for a urine test, you do not have to obtain treatment from that doctor for your injury. Seeking medical ...
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  • Can I File for Workers' Comp If I Work from Home?

    In today’s workforce, many employees telecommute and otherwise work from the comfort of their own home. While a home office or other type of home-work area may be considered a safe and injury-free environment, workers still suffer work-related accidents that lead to injuries. The question for many of those who work from home is whether they can recover workers’ compensation benefits for injuries ...
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  • Most Common Wear and Tear Injuries at Work

    Aches and pains are a common occurrence in the U.S. workforce. However, wear and tear injuries from the physical labor of a job can result in serious injuries. There are several occupations which obviously require a high level of physical fitness and are associated with the risk of wear and tear, such as jobs in the construction and fitness industry. On the other hand, occupations such as ...
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  • The Ten Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries

    Injuries can happen in nearly any workplace. In 2013 alone, more than 4,000 workers were killed and millions more suffered a serious injury. What may surprise you is that many of these injuries were similar and came as a result of similar causes. If you have suffered any of these types of injuries, you should not hesitate to reach out to a skilled Sacramento workers’ compensation attorney, who can ...
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  • Ten Common Workers' Compensation Definitions

    When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you’ll likely hear a number of words and terms thrown around that you may have never heard before. For most people this means it’s easy to become confused, and for some this could even become intimidating and stressful. Want to avoid this confusion and keep up with what’s going on? Here are ten common workers’ compensation law terms and their ...
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  • Workers' Compensation for Vision Loss & Eye Injuries

    According to the CDC, over 800,000 people suffer eye injuries on the job each year in the United States. Those who have the highest reported rates of workplace eye injuries or vision loss include carpenters, welders, electricians, assembly line workers, mechanics, and computer data personnel. The following are the common causes of eyes injuries at work: Blunt force trauma caused by falls, car ...
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  • Things to Consider Before Accepting a Workers' Comp Settlement

    After suffering an injury at the workplace, your first priority is to receive immediate medical attention. Once you obtain the treatment you need to recover, you must deal with other important matters, such as reporting the incident, getting your workers’ compensation claim started, and receiving benefits for your medical bills and lost earnings. Depending on your diagnosis and how long the entire ...
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  • Avoid These Workers' Comp Mistakes

    If you suffer an injury at work, you may be eligible to obtain workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages while you’re recovering from injury. However, insurance providers will typically try to find a way to deny your claim entirely since they are only looking out for their own best interests. The following are common mistakes that can cost you the benefits you ...
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  • Common Workplace Injuries for Truck Drivers

    Commercial truck drivers have an immensely difficult job. Not only are they responsible for a vehicle that ways dozens of tons, they also have to safely navigate it across our highways, manage the cargo, and continually stay focused mile after mile, day after day. As a result, commercial truck drivers actually have a pretty dangerous job. Drivers are injured in many different ways, whether it’s ...
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  • Five Common Workers' Comp Myths

    There’s no denying it: workers’ compensation law is complex. If you have been injured on the job, you may be considering filing a workers’ compensation claim, but you might not know where to begin. Some of the information we often hear people say they heard from friends and family or found online isn’t exactly helpful either. In fact, we’ve been presented with a number of these workers’ ...
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  • How to Document Your Workers' Comp Claim

    If you have been injured on the job, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, they aren’t going to just be given to you as soon as you are injured—you’ll need to file a claim and then prove to your employer and their insurance company that you should receive these benefits. Insurance companies and employers have the right to investigate these claims in order to make ...
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