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How to File a Case for Your Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim in California

To appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim in California, you must file additional forms to request reconsiderations, hearings, and final reviews. Depending on the strength of your claim, you may only need to file a single reconsideration request to get a positive outcome in your case. Other claims are more complex and take multiple reconsider […]

What Are the Benefits of Using a Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher

California’s supplemental job displacement benefit voucher (SJDB) helps injured workers pay for occupational training programs and education, gaining the skills to find work in their field or another industry and career path altogether. The benefits of using a supplemental job displacement voucher revolve around being able to get new qualifications for a role that accommodates […]

When Is an Employee’s Commute Covered Under Workers Compensation

In most cases, your typical commute to and from work is not covered under workers’ compensation. That means if you are in an auto accident while going to and coming home from your job, you likely won’t be able to file a workers’ compensation claim and get benefits to pay for medical costs, lost income, […]

Are You Aware of Your Rights Under California Workers’ Compensation Laws

California has strong laws to protect injured workers. Understanding your rights under California’s workers’ compensation laws ensures you know the benefits you deserve and how to fight for them. This process goes smoothly for many employees with workplace injuries. However, many others need to take aggressive actions to secure their medical care coverage and wage […]

Can a Workers’ Compensation Settlement Be Paid in a Lump Sum

Per the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), you can request your workers’ compensation settlement to be paid as a lump sum. However, you must assert that you have a financial need or hardship that necessitates such a payment. Whether this is the right choice in your case depends greatly on the circumstances. If the […]

Do I Need a Lawyer for My California Workers’ Compensation Claim

Not all injured workers need a workers’ compensation lawyer to handle their workplace injury claim. However, connecting with an attorney who regularly handles these cases is a good idea at the first sign of trouble. You have the right to work with an attorney throughout this process. If there are any issues getting your employer […]

What Happens at a Workers’ Compensation Settlement Hearing

In California, a workers’ compensation settlement hearing is often necessary when there is a dispute between an injured worker and the liable insurer. This is known as a mandatory settlement conference (MSC). During this meeting, you will meet with the claims administrator and a workers’ compensation judge. The judge works with both parties to help […]

What Is a Subpoena in a Workers’ Compensation Case

A subpoena is a document that demands the recipient provide the requested records, information, or testimony on or by a specific date and time. Subpoenas are frequently used in both civil cases and the criminal justice system. When there is a subpoena in a workers’ compensation case, it’s usually because the injured worker needs additional […]

What Kind of Information Helps a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Win a Case

When you hire a lawyer for your workers’ compensation case, they will gather the evidence necessary to show: You suffered injuries. The injuries occurred at work. Your employer provides the required workers’ compensation coverage. You deserve medical care coverage. You deserve a certain amount of wage loss benefits. Your workers’ compensation lawyer will know what […]

What Responsibility Do You Hold in the Case of an Injury While at Work

Workers’ compensation laws leave some responsibility on employees after being injured at work. Workers play a significant role in their own cases and must understand their responsibilities and rights to ensure they get the compensation they deserve. For example, injured workers must notify their employers and file their claims while meeting applicable deadlines. If you […]

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