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Does Workers’ Compensation Pay for the Ambulance That Took You to the Hospital When You Were Injured?

Workers’ compensation insurance covers a wide range of medical expenses for injuries sustained by employees completing work-related duties. Depending on one’s line of work, injuries may be severe enough to warrant emergency treatment. Sometimes, the cost of necessary procedures can be extensive, and workers’ compensation can be a great boon to injured employees. Let’s imagine […]

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5 Signs of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

California law requires employers to have workers’ compensation insurance to cover any injuries suffered by employees while engaged in work activities. It is a no-fault system that allows employees to receive compensation for their injuries without having to prove that the employer was negligent. Despite this well-intentioned system, there are still those who commit workers’ […]

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Are Injuries at a Work Event (Bonding Activity, Holiday Party, Happy Hour) Compensable?

Work events that happen outside the workplace can be a fun time to relax with your coworkers. However, accidents can happen anywhere and, if you suffer an injury at a workplace event, you need answers regarding compensation for your injuries. When accidents occur at employer-sponsored events, workers’ compensation laws become more complex. Discuss your injury […]

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Will Getting Elective Surgery Affect Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

Workers’ compensation insurance provides a way for employees to receive monetary support for on-the-job injuries and illnesses. California, like most states, requires employers to have workers’ compensation insurance, even if they only have one employee. Workers’ comp insurance pays for the costs of any work-related accidents. Sometimes, it can be tricky to determine when an […]

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Union Leaders and Others Who Have Fought for Workers’ Rights

The history of workers’ rights in the United States is long and grueling. It deals with unionization, social reform, equal rights, and other fights that are still going on today. While thousands of people helped shape the labor laws and practices the U.S. now has in place, a few key players come to mind in […]

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Do Workers with HIV Get Compensation?

The California workers’ compensation system provides benefits to all employees who suffer injuries or illnesses on the job. When it comes to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), however, workers may have a harder time recovering compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, disabilities, and other damages. Here’s a look at occupationally-acquired HIV and the battles employees […]

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Immigration Reform and Workers’ Compensation

It is a tumultuous time for immigrants and immigration rights, both in California and throughout the country. One pressing question surrounding immigration reform is, “How will it impact workers’ compensation?” As an immigrant working in California, you need to know the details of the current and potential future laws to protect your rights. Work with […]

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Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Taxable?

Workers’ compensation insurance is a government program managed by each individual state; the pool of resources is comprised of payments, required by law, that employers of a certain size and scope must pay – this fund compensates individual employees in the event he or she suffers injury on the job. And for good reason. According to […]

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Can Employers Pay Disabled Americans Below the Minimum Wage?

There are over 20 million working age disability recipients in the United States. Historically, individuals with disabilities have a harder time finding and maintaining competitive employment. Unemployment rates in the United States are at an all time low of 4.1%. Unfortunately, the job rates for the disability population are nearly three times as high. Underemployment […]

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Can an Employer Garnish My Benefits?

Accidents happen all the time in the workplace, across all professions. Receiving workers’ compensation from your employer is a vital part of being able to keep an injury from affecting your entire life. Luckily, federal law usually protects these benefits from garnishment. What Is Garnishment? Garnishment is a legal order for your employer to keep […]

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