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Posted By DAM Firm | July 31 2015 | Uncategorized

Improperly Classified Independent Contractors and Workers’ Compensation

Sometimes the line between who is considered an employee and who is an independent contractor gets blurred. Many companies prefer to classify workers as independent contractors to avoid paying for workers’ benefits and insurance. Failing to properly classify workers, however, can come with severe consequences. Popular questions about worker classification and injury claims include: What…

Posted By DAM Firm | July 30 2015 | Workers' Comp

How Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Calculated in California?

Every state approaches workers’ compensation differently. If you are injured on the job in California, understanding the payment structure can help you make decisions about your future. It can also alert you to unfair assessments by your employer or a claims adjuster. Increase your payout and get the benefits you deserve by understanding how benefits…

Posted By DAM Firm | July 28 2015 | Workers Rights, Workers' Comp

What to Do if You Are Not Ready to Return to Work But Your Employer Demands It?

If you’ve suffered a workplace injury, you may be unsure about what you are entitled to receive by law. During or after a worker’s compensation claim settlement, your employer may make demands you feel are unfair, like returning to work before you have recovered. Here is what you need to know about your rights during recovery….

Posted By DAM Firm | July 24 2015 | Uncategorized

Workers’ Compensation for Psychological Injuries in California

Employees may be most familiar with workers’ compensation coverage for physical injury and illness in the workplace. Psychological injury, however, can also be eligible for coverage. Commonly called “stress claims,” psychological injuries may be associated with a workplace injury, or they may be entirely separated. Here is what you need to know about filing a…

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