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Why Do Workplace Injuries Increase Around Summer?

Workplace Injuries Increase Around Summer

Increased product demand, excessive temperatures, and seasonal workers without proper training all contribute to why workplace injuries increase in the summer months. This isn’t just a theory either. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the months of June, July, and August do actually produce the most workplace injuries.Because of this elevated risk, […]

What is Adjudication of Claim in a Workers Compensation Case

Adjudication of Claim in a Workers Compensation Case

Suffering a workplace injury can be stressful and even life-altering. Depending on the nature of your injury, you may no longer be able to perform the work you previously could, or you may be forced to miss work for an extended period while you heal. If you were injured at work, a workers’ compensation claim […]

Understanding Indemnity Benefits Claims in Workers’ Compensation

Indemnity Benefits Claims in Workers’ Compensation

If you suffer a work-related injury and must take time off to recover, you’ll likely receive indemnity benefits. Indemnity benefits are provided to those who suffer lost wages and are meant to compensate you for the pay you would have earned if you were able to work as usual. However, it is important to understand […]

Important Tips to Handle AME in a Workers’ Compensation Case

Handle AME in a Workers’ Compensation Case

In certain workers’ compensation cases, you will require an examination by either a qualified medical evaluator (QME) or an agreed medical evaluator (AME). As an employee, it’s better to have an AME assigned to you. However, to obtain an AME’s opinion, you first need to acquire legal counsel. If you don’t have a workers’ compensation […]

How To Rescue a Crush Injury Victim at the Workplace?

Crush Injury Victim at the Workplace

If you work in an industrial setting or with heavy machinery, you and your coworkers may be at risk for crush injuries in the workplace. Knowing how to help someone who has suffered a crush injury can be a matter of life and death. Due to the nature of crush injuries, one wrong move could […]

How to Check the Status of My Workers’ Comp Claim in California

Workers’ Comp Claim

You can check the status of your workers’ compensation claim by discussing it with your employers’ insurance company or partnering with a workers’ compensation attorney.  While many employees qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in California, insurance companies don’t make the claims process easy. Yet, you can entrust your case to a workers’ comp lawyer who […]

Can You Get Workers’ Compensation for PTSD

What Are Some Common Acronyms Used in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Depending on the state in which you work, you could recover workers’ compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the state of California, workers are generally entitled to workers’ compensation for PTSD. Yet, getting workers’ compensation benefits isn’t easy.  For that reason, you may consider partnering with a workers’ compensation lawyer. They can assess your […]

Are Personal Injury Settlements Taxable in California?

Apportionment in Workers’ Compensation

If you suffer a personal injury and are awarded a settlement for damages, you may be surprised to discover that some of the recovered damages are taxable in California. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has determined exactly what qualifies as taxable income. While not all pieces of a settlement are taxable, it’s important to know […]

What Wages Are Included Under Workers’ Compensation Laws

Included Under Workers’ Compensation Laws

Depending on which state you live in, some wages you could receive under workers’ compensation laws include your traditional wages or salary, as well as commissions, bonuses, holiday pay, and extra overtime pay. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) puts laws in place requiring employers to provide workers’ compensation benefits for injured employees. A workers’ […]

What to Know About Stress Claims in Workers’ Compensation

Stress Claims in Workers’ Compensation

When someone sustains an injury while at work, they can file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Many people don’t realize they can also receive workers’ compensation benefits for mental health issues, such as stress or anxiety. If you have stress because of issues or conditions in your workplace, you could get benefits through […]

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