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Does Working from Home Jeopardize Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you’ve suffered an injury in a work-related accident, workers’ compensation will help cover not only your medical expenses but also a percentage of lost wages for time away from work. This is a great opportunity to rest at home and recuperate from your injuries. Even so, you may feel tempted to use your time […]

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What Is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

The law is a complex profession that requires some use of legalese. Since many legal terms are Latin, it can be difficult to understand their meaning. On the other hand, these phrases often refer to precedent and evidentiary standards in legal cases, so a basic understanding is essential. A common phrase you might hear throughout […]

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Burdens of Proof and Evidentiary Standards

Supporting your case with proof is a central part of all legal proceedings. Because of the importance of providing evidence, the California court system has outlined specific rules called burdens of proof and evidentiary standards that determine who is in charge of showing proof and what level of proof is necessary. The Burden of Proof […]

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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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