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What Is Shift Work Sleep Disorder?

Certain occupations – like healthcare, factory work, and direct care professions, require that workers complete shifts at all hours of the day and night. Employers should care about shift work sleep disorders because they have a profound effect on business operations. By addressing the root of the issue, employers can reduce their own liability, as […]

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Can You Receive Workers’ Comp for Natural Disaster Related Injuries?

Here’s the good news: if you sustained injuries in a natural disaster and you were at work, you may be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits. In some cases, the claim is unambiguous. For example, if you’re a relief worker and you sustained an injury in the course of your job duties, you should be […]

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Do Volunteer Firefighters Get Workers’ Compensation?

California depends upon its volunteer firefighters. In 2017, almost 9,000 wildfires devastated California communities. Fires consumed more than 1.2 million acres, destroyed at least 10,800 structures, and took 46 lives. It was the volunteers fighting the fire side-by-side with professionals that helped firefighters control the conflagrations and save lives. Sadly, not every volunteer firefighter came […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Off Duty Work

A lot of men and women display acts of great heroism in the face of danger. In the recent devastating shootings in Las Vegas, off-duty officers sustained serious injuries ushering people to safety. Those men and women were not technically injured in the line of duty, but they saved lives because it was their job. […]

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What is a Workers’ Compensation Set-Aside Arrangement?

A work-related injury can turn your world on its head. You might be wondering how to pay for your medical bills or compensate for your lost wages. The worker’s compensation programs provides valuable recourse to workers by having employers pay for medical bills and a portion of lost wages when an employee sustains an injury […]

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Can I Take Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Time While on Workers’ Comp?

Many people experience illnesses or injuries that prevent them from working. To protect them from losing their job, employees can file for help from the FMLA and file for workers’ compensation. However, some people fail to understand how these programs function together and sometimes find themselves working for a company that takes advantage of that […]

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Different Types of Settlements in Workers’ Comp Claims

Workers’ compensation benefits exist to help injured employees manage their medical expenses and lost wages after suffering on-the-job injuries. Every state has unique laws for workers’ compensation, including which employers must maintain insurance coverage. When an employee suffers a work-related illness or injury, he or she may then file a claim to manage the financial […]

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Is There Legal Recourse for Late Workers’ Comp Checks?

Injured workers rely on benefit checks for the costs of daily living. Workers who cannot return to full-time work because of job-related injuries or illnesses will receive temporary disability (TD) benefits, partial disability benefits, or permanent disability benefits through the California Workers’ Compensation Program. When a workers’ comp check is late, the injured worker may […]

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What is a Drug Formulary?

A drug formulary is a list of prescription drugs that healthcare practitioners use to identify medications that will offer the greatest overall value to patients. Drug formularies include brand name and generic drugs. A committee of local experts, physicians, and pharmacists create and maintain drug formularies, choosing medications based on safety and effectiveness. A new […]

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Workers’ Compensation Under Single-Payer System

In the face of a changing political field, attacks on labor, and the issues with how the nation treats its injured and ill workers, California lawmakers believe they may have found a solution. Despite Washington pushing for a market approach to healthcare, Sen. Toni Atkins of San Diego and State Sen. Ricardo Lara are going […]

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