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Eight Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Many states, including California, follow a no-fault policy when it comes to workers’ compensation claims. This means that after a worker is injured in the workplace, their employer must start administering benefits to them no matter how the injury occurred. Despite how easy this process may seem for an injured employee, there are opportunities for […]

Seven Reasons Why Workplace Safety Should Be a Top Priority

Whether you are a business owner or an employee, workplace safety should be a top priority. No one should ever feel unsafe when they go to work. By following proper safety protocols, the workplace becomes a more inviting and productive place for everyone. Employees can avoid injuries, worker retention can remain high, and workers’ compensation […]

What Is the Maximum Liability for Third-Party Bodily Injury?

If you sue, there may be no maximum liability for third-party bodily injury. Most motorists in California have auto insurance, but these policies have coverage limits. If your accident-related damages exceed the coverage limits on the liable third party’s policy, you may sue. If you choose not to sue, you may be limited to collecting […]

When Can a Third-Party Injury Claim Replace Workers’ Comp?

A third-party injury claim can replace workers’ comp when an injury occurs because of the third party’s negligence. If the injury happens in the regular course of work, then workers’ compensation insurance will generally cover losses. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine your eligibility to pursue a third-party injury claim. If you are, […]

Can I Sue a Third Party for a Workplace Injury if I Already Have Workers’ Compensation?

Depending on your situation, you can sue a third party for a workplace injury if you already have workers’ compensation benefits. In most cases, you may not be able to sue your employer directly. Personal injury compensation is typically possible when the third party’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident that injured you.A lawyer […]

Five Differences Between a Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you or someone you love suffered injuries in an accident, you can seek compensation. To recover damages, you need to know who to pursue your specific case. Unlike workers’ compensation attorneys, personal injury attorneys must demonstrate fault for an accident and likely have multiple practice areas. Additional differences include the types of damages they […]

Avoid These Four Mistakes When Filing a Third-Party Insurance Claim

When filing a third-party insurance claim, you deal with the insurance company representing the other party in your case. That insurer is not on your side, and adjusters often look for reasons to lower or reject your claim. You can help prevent this by avoiding the following mistakes, including failing to document your accident, being […]

Is Workers’ Compensation Settlement Taxable?

is a type of insurance that offers benefits such as financial assistance to employees who experience occupational injuries or illnesses. This system was created to protect both employees and employers and helps injured or ill workers cover costs associated with medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and other related expenses.As outlineunder d in Publication 907, “Workers’ […]

Who Is Considered a Subcontractor for Workers’ Compensation?

A subcontractor is any worker that is hired by a general or independent contractor to complete a task. Under California law, anyone who employs other individuals must provide workers’ compensation coverage. This offers benefits if someone suffers an injury in the course of their job-related tasks. If you were injured at work as a subcontractor, then […]

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