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Do I Have to Report Workers’ Comp Settlement Money to the EDD

Yes, you have to report workers’ compensation settlement money to the Employment Development Department (EDD) for the State of California. According to the EDD, you must report any wages, including workers’ compensation settlements and other benefits, while you are receiving disability benefits. Your settlement money for electrocution injuries or other income may affect the other […]

10 Mistakes to Avoid While Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

When you are injured on the job, you have the right to claim workers’ compensation benefits through your employer. Filing your claim can be complicated, however, especially when you’re undergoing treatment and recovery.Sadly, many employees receive fewer workers’ compensation benefits due to preventable mistakes. Even a small error can delay or reduce your settlement. Some […]

Benefits of TTD and EDD in Workers’ Compensation

When you are injured in the workplace, you can file a workers’ compensation claim to recover your medical bills and missed pay. When your injury keeps you out of work for more than a few days, you may be eligible to file a claim for temporary total disability (TTD) or State Disability Insurance (SDI) benefits […]

Difference Between TTD and EDD in a Workers’ Compensation Case

Temporary total disability (TTD) and California State Disability Insurance, also called EDD, are both programs that provide income supplements for injured California residents. However, the programs feature different benefit amounts, eligibility requirements, and limitations. A workers’ compensation attorney can explain in detail the differences between TTD and EDD, and help you pursue the financial support you […]

How Does a Second Opinion Work in a Workers Compensation Case

Workers’ compensation claims hinge on a doctor’s report from an authorized medical care provider within the workers’ comp insurance network. When you disagree with your primary treating physician’s (PTP’s) assessment, you don’t have to accept their report as final.If you disagree with your doctor’s diagnosis, treatment plan, or disability assessment, you can generally request a […]

How Does a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Help in a Secondary Injury Settlement

A workers’ comp lawyer can help you pursue a secondary injury settlement if you suffer health issues as a result of your original injury. For example, if you received workers’ compensation benefits for a torn rotator cuff, and later experienced pinched nerves at the site of your rotator cuff injury, you could pursue a secondary […]

How Does a Workers Comp Lawyer Settle Post Termination Claims For Cumulative Trauma

When you pursue workers’ compensation benefits for cumulative trauma after a job termination, a workers’ comp lawyer is an invaluable resource.A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you gather evidence and submit critical forms within designated time frames. They can also represent you in disputes and appeals hearings before the workers’ compensation board and administrative judges. […]

Importance of Going to the Doctor Because of Workers’ Comp Benefits

When you’re injured in the workplace, you may be tempted to brush it off or recover on your own. However, medical treatment is critical to your workers’ compensation case. To understand the importance of going to the doctor because of workers’ comp benefits, it’s important to know what the doctor can contribute to your case. […]

What Are Post Termination Claims For a Continuous Trauma in Workers Compensation Law

Post-termination defense is often used by workers’ compensation claims administrators to deny workers’ comp benefits. These claim denials state that you are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits because you no longer work for your employer. Fortunately, you still have options if you were injured on the job but didn’t file your claim until after you […]

What is the 90-Day Rule Under Workers Compensation Law in California

The 90-day rule under workers’ compensation law in California states that the workers’ compensation insurance carrier must provide a decision on your claim within 90 days of submission. If it is not approved, denied, or extended within 90 days, the claim is automatically approved.The carrier can extend the consideration period. They must send a Notice […]

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