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Category Archive: Workers Comp & Permanent Disability

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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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Overview of 2016 CA Workers’ Comp Losses and Expenses

Annual reports regarding the California Workers’ Compensation Program’s losses and expenses can help the state see where the greatest payments occur in the system. These reports keep track of yearly program spending and compare data across different financial categories to see where the state could make improvements. The 2016 Report by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance […]

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Common Workers’ Compensation Acronyms

The California Workers’ Compensation Program is an excellent resource for injured employees throughout the state. It provides an outlet for financial recovery to any employee injured during job-related activities – without requiring the employee to prove anyone else’s negligence or go to court. To file a claim under the workers’ comp system for a recent […]

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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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Is Suicide Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

The workers’ compensation program in California provides an outlet for workers that suffer illness or injury during job-related tasks. Workers’ compensation also covers losses incurred from the death of a worker, with money given to the surviving family members. While there is no need to prove fault to receive workers’ comp coverage for accidental job-related […]

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What Is AB 221?

Workers’ compensation exists to help injured workers cover their medical expenses and lost wages after suffering an illness or injury on the job. Many people do not realize that most states’ workers’ compensation laws also cover “cumulative” injuries that develop over time, such as herniated spinal discs from consistent bending and lifting, and carpal tunnel […]

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The Americans with Disabilities Act and Workers’ Compensation

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, and it prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, transportation, accommodation, communications and government activities. Essentially, a person is guaranteed equal employment rights no matter their physical or mental impairments, for the most part. If you get hurt […]

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Changes to CA Workers’ Compensation Law: Assembly Bill 2883

Workers’ compensation insurance exists to protect employees who suffer job-related illnesses and injuries. After suffering such an incident, an employee files for workers’ compensation to cover the costs of medical care and wages lost during time the employee must spend out of work. The state of California dictates that every employer must carry workers’ compensation […]

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Injury and Workers’ Compensation in the NFL

Personal injury is an inherent hazard of playing football. The risk of traumatic head and brain injury, torn ligaments, and severe fractures follows all football players throughout their professional careers. The National Football League (NFL) especially places players in danger, pressuring them to return to the field as quickly as possible after an injury – […]

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