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What Is Adjudication of Claim Workers’ Compensation?

If you’re hurt on the job, workers’ compensation is supposed to be your safety net. It’s meant to provide benefits, such as paying for your medical costs and providing a partial salary while you recover. Yet, your employer or your employer’s insurance company might try to deny or partially deny your claim, leaving you adrift […]

Six Parties You Can Sue in First- & Third-Party Injury Claims

First- and third-party personal injury claims typically refer to insurance claims rather than lawsuits. First-party injury claims involve filing a claim with your insurer, while third-party claims involve filing a claim against another party. If an insurance claim doesn’t settle, you may file a lawsuit. In a third-party claim, that might mean suing another driver, […]

What Does PQME Stand for in Workers’ Compensation?

PQME stands for “panel qualified medical evaluator.” The term “panel” refers to a short list of medical professionals authorized to perform health status evaluations for workers’ compensation cases. Typically, a qualified medical evaluator (QME) panel administrator or California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) selects this panel. A QME is a licensed physician who must meet […]

6 Objectives of Workers’ Compensation Programs

Workers’ compensation programs have many objectives, most of which include helping injured workers make ends meet in the aftermath of a serious injury. Yet, getting compensated can get complicated––preventing you from seeking benefits in the first place.  If you have difficulties getting workers’ compensation benefits in the aftermath of a job-related injury, you should consider […]

Does Workers’ Compensation Affect Future Employment?

Workers’ compensation should not affect your future employment. There’s no reason why applying for workers’ compensation at a previous job should affect a new one. While the injury you suffered from a previous job may affect your working capacity, workers’ compensation in and of itself should have no bearing on your future employment prospects.  Employers […]

Is It Illegal to Work While on Workers’ Compensation?

If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. They are designed to provide financial assistance for medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs associated with your workplace injury.However, many people wonder if it is legal to work while on workers’ comp. The answer is not a […]

How Long Does Workers’ Compensation Last?

In California, temporary workers’ compensation benefits are generally available to injured workers for up to 104 weeks (two years) from the date of their injury. For more severe injuries, they may be eligible to receive benefits for up to 240 weeks (just over four-and-a-half years). The duration of these benefits varies depending on the nature […]

Does Amazon Have Workers’ Compensation?

California requires Amazon and all other employers with at least one employee to carry workers’ compensation insurance. So, yes, Amazon does carry workers’ compensation. However, that doesn’t mean the road to benefits will be an easy one. Amazon is a billion-dollar corporation with over one million employees in the U.S., and its warehouse workers suffer […]

Can You Reopen an Old Workers’ Compensation Claim?

California allows you to reopen your old workers’ compensation claim under certain conditions, but there are rules to follow and forms to complete before your petition is even considered. You can request to have your case reopened if your injury or illness worsened, and the judge has already issued the award. You should consider consulting […]

When Should I Start to Receive Workers’ Compensation Payments?

If you were injured or became sick at work, you can apply for workers’ compensation benefits. In addition to covering the costs of your medical care, they will provide you with the replacement of a significant portion of your income. When you cannot work, those benefits can help you support yourself and your family until […]

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