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  • Does Workers' Comp Cover Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals?
    Does Workers' Comp Cover Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals?

    If you suffer an illness or injury at work due to exposure to toxic chemicals, you may be eligible for workers’ comp benefits . The benefits you may receive can cover your medical expenses for ...

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  • What Are the 5 Basic Types of Workers' Comp Claims?
    What Are the 5 Basic Types of Workers' Comp Claims?

    Workers’ compensation exists to protect employees by compensating them for injuries they sustained at work. Since 1910, the goal of this program in California is to ensure that workers don’t have to ...

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  • Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?
    Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

    In California, money from workers’ compensation benefits is not taxed in most situations. Workers’ compensation is a public benefit funded by tax dollars. Because of this, none of it is withheld for ...

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  • What Is an Occupational Illness?
    What Is an Occupational Illness?

    Sometimes referred to as an occupational disease, an occupational illness is any illness or disease someone suffers as a direct result of their job duties or work environment. Although many people ...

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  • When Do I Need to Report a Work Injury?
    When Do I Need to Report a Work Injury?

    If you are a California employee, you have 30 days from the date of an accident at work to report it to your employer and one year to file a workers’ compensation claim . In both cases, though, acting ...

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  • Can I Use My Own Doctor for a Work-Related Injury?
    Can I Use My Own Doctor for a Work-Related Injury?

    If you are injured at work , you are eligible to file for workers’ compensation benefits . In most cases, this will involve meeting with a doctor or another medical professional to verify your ...

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