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  • How the Workers’ Comp Appeals Process Works

    If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, this is not the end of the road for you. The next step would be to move forward with the appeals process. For many, this is likely a first-time experience, which means you might be unclear about how to process works. First, it is vital that you seek the assistance of a skilled legal professional who is experienced in handling such cases. He or she ...
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  • How to Move Your Workers’ Comp Claim Case Along

    Workers’ compensation cases can take quite some time and, if this is the first time you have ever filed one, you might feel like it is taking forever. While it is important to have patience and to keep in mind that it can be several months or years before an insurance company reaches a resolution, there are a few ways to speed things along. Here are some tips to help you pick up the pace on your ...
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  • Things to Know Before Settling Your Claim

    When you receive a lump sum settlement offer for your workers’ compensation claim, chances are you might be tempted to take it, especially if you are facing some serious medical expenses, but you need to think carefully before you decide whether or not this is the best decision for you and your future. Taking the time to weigh the pros and cons of this option can help ensure that you are not taken ...
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  • How Long Do I Have to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

    When you sustain an injury in your place of work, it is imperative that you understand what is required of you to ensure you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. Failing to do so might result in your inability to receive any of these vital benefits, which is absolutely the last thing you want or need. Meeting certain deadlines for submitting necessary paperwork is among ...
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  • Brain Injuries Are Common in Many Occupations

    Employers are obligated to provide a safe work environment for their employees to prevent them from sustaining avoidable injuries. Unfortunately, not all employers take this responsibility seriously and, as a result, workers are harmed. Some of the most common accidents that occur in the workplace lead to brain injuries, which can be mild or incredibly severe and life-altering. Whether you work in ...
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  • Workers' Compensation Cases for Career-Ending Injuries

    On the job injuries can vary in seriousness. While most injuries are minor and require just minor medical treatment in order for the victim to make a full recovery, a small percentage can be so catastrophic and impactful they can lead to someone losing their ability to be gainfully employed. Career-ending injuries can seem like an overwhelming burden, especially for someone with a family they were ...
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  • Should I File a Workers' Comp or Personal Injury Case?

    If you have been injured in a work-related incident, you may be wondering whether it’s a good idea to file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury case. The answer isn’t always as straightforward as it seems, as some situations could support filing for either one as opposed to one or the other. On this blog, we’ll take a look at when to file for each of these different types of injury ...
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  • Do I Have Any Options if My Workers' Comp Claim Was Denied?

    If you have been injured while on the job, you are covered by an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, workers’ comp claims may be denied for various reasons. If your worker’s compensation claim is denied, you will receive a letter which states the reasons your claim was denied. Common reasons for denial of workers’ comp benefits include, but are not limited to, the following: Claim ...
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  • How the SSD Appeals Process Works

    The Social Security Administration receives a large number of applications every year, and as such they need to be diligent about which ones they accept and which ones they can deny. This system is far from perfect, and as such a legitimate claim may be denied thanks to a mistake or miscalculation, resulting in a denial of benefits that you may have significant need for. However, just because your ...
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  • What's the Difference SSDI & SSI

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers two types of disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Although both programs supplement the income of those who are not able to work because of a medical disability, SSDI and SSI serve two distinct demographics. The main difference between the two is eligibility. SSDI is only available ...
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  • CA Wrongful Death Law: What You Need to Know

    When someone’s actions cause the death of another person, whether it’s an act of negligence or malice, surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for their loss. In California, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of the decedent's death. In a wrongful death case, the plaintiff must prove the existence of the following elements: A ...
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  • 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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