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Category Archive: Temporary Disability & Workers Comp

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Can Inmates Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

In California, certain categories of prison inmates are able to earn very small amounts of money and credits toward early release by working for government agencies or private companies, either inside or outside the walls of the institution. One of the main ways the state’s prisoners are put to work is as firefighters, combating the […]

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Different Types of Pain and Workers’ Compensation

Pain. We all think we know what it means—but do we? You know what it means to you, but pain is subjective. Everyone feels it differently, and the manner in which it is experience reflects the particular physiological and psychological make-up of the individual, the trigger for the pain, along with other underlying factors that […]

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What is AB 1124?

Prescription medications are a large part of many Workers’ Compensation cases. With thousands of drugs on the market, many being actively promoted to doctors by the pharmaceutical companies that hold the patent on them, how does a doctor determine which is the best drug to prescribe? Every year, the US Food and Drug administration approves […]

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What are the Penalties for Not Providing Workers’ Comp to Employees?

The California workers’ compensation program is in place to protect employees in the event of work-related injuries. According to California Labor Code Section 3700, all California employers must provide workers’ comp benefits to employees – any business that employs one or more employees must satisfy this law. The state of California takes the workers’ compensation […]

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California Claims Highest Workers’ Comp Settlement, Again

To date, California holds the record for the highest workers’ compensation settlement values in the country. In March 2017, a workers’ compensation attorney beat his own nationwide record of an $8.9 million settlement with a $10 million settlement. While not every settlement can reach such high thresholds, a lawyer who understands all possible sources of […]

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CA Workers’ Comp IMR Reaches Record High in 2016

The California Workers’ Compensation Institute recently released an analysis of the state’s independent medical review (IMR) process over the past several years. Results of the analysis indicate that the process may not expedite workers’ compensation treatment programs in the way initially thought. In 2016, the volume of IMR requests hit an all-time high despite a […]

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Overview of 2016 WCIRB Report on California Workers’ Compensation

In fall 2016, the state’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) released a report on insurer experiences. The report contains information from nearly all workers’ compensation insurers in the state of California. The report reveals trends and insights employers can use to make informed decisions about insurance coverage and claims. Key Findings in the September […]

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San Bernardino Terror Victims Fight for Workers’ Comp Benefits

A little over a year after the San Bernardino terror attack, victims continue to struggle both physically and emotionally. County employees present at the attack must cope with the aftermath as well as the state’s complex worker’s compensation program. Many of the survivors have turned to legal support to fight compensation claim delays and denials. […]

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What is California Workers’ Compensation Medical Mileage?

California’s workers’ compensation laws serve to protect employees in the event of workplace injuries and accidents. Workers’ comp mandates that an employer’s insurance company must pay for an injured worker’s medical costs and other expenses related to the injury, as long as the worker sustained the injury during work-related tasks. One type of reimbursement an […]

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Can you get workers’ compensation benefits for PTSD?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects approximately 7.7 million Americans annually. It can be brought on by wartime experiences, abuse or an attack. Its effects are often debilitating and can lead to many other issues such as anxiety and depression. If PTSD is brought on by something that happens at work, you can file a worker’s compensation […]

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