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The Impact of Drug and Alcohol Use on Workers’ Compensation Claims

The impact of drug and alcohol use on workers’ compensation claims can be catastrophic for an injured worker. An insurer may refuse to cover your claim if it alleges that drug or alcohol use caused your workplace injury. You would not be the first injured worker to face unfounded allegations of drug or alcohol impairment. […]

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for a Transportation Accident at Work?

You can get workers’ compensation for a transportation accident at work if your employer has workers’ compensation insurance and your accident qualifies as job-related. You should be eligible for compensation through the workers’ comp policy. Workers’ compensation for transportation accidents is not always straightforward. You may face challenges as you aim to secure the benefits […]

Workers’ Compensation Witnesses: What You Should Know

If you were injured at work, you could file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, which will cover your medical care costs and lost income throughout your recovery. Obtaining these benefits involves a complex application process, as you might have to identify witnesses who can testify in your favor. They can provide valuable details that […]

How the Workers’ Comp Appeals Process Works

Workers’ comp benefits are available to employees who suffered injuries and illnesses in the workplace without regard to fault. To be eligible, a company must provide these benefits through worker’s compensation insurance. If your employer’s insurance company denied your benefits claim for a work-related injury or illness, it’s important that you know how the workers’ […]

How Does Social Media Impact Your Workers Comp Case?

If you get hurt at work or become seriously ill because of your workplace environment, you can apply for workers’ compensation benefits. From there, your case will be assigned to an adjuster who will look into every aspect of your case. Their investigation can even involve viewing your social media platforms to get a glimpse […]

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Travel to and From Work?

If you suffer a work-related injury, workers’ compensation typically covers travel to and from work—whether that’s commuting from one worksite to another or any other transportation related to your job. If you were injured while traveling for work, a lawyer can help you apply for the medical care and income loss benefits you need under […]

Workers’ Compensation for Long-Term Care and Nursing Home Employees

Working with senior citizens and individuals in assisted care facilities can be rewarding and fulfilling. It can also be dangerous when patients are combative or when you are moving them. If you were injured at work in this capacity, and your employer offers workers’ comp insurance, you are entitled to its benefits. In most cases, […]

Exploring Different Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits: What You’re Entitled To

Employees are entitled to the protection workers’ compensation offers when they become ill or are injured at work. If you or a loved one was, you should be exploring different types of workers’ compensation benefits and learning more about what you can receive. A workers’ compensation attorney in your area can clarify its medical, financial, […]

What Is a Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines a workers’ compensation Medicare set-aside as a financial agreement that sets aside part of a workers’ compensation settlement for future medical services. These future medical services must be related directly to the injury that the worker suffered and received a settlement for. A workers’ compensation lawyer […]

How Do I Prove My Injury Happened at Work?

When someone suffers a work-related injury and files a workers’ compensation claim, they sometimes must prove their injury happened at work to receive the benefits they deserve. Unfortunately, employers and workers’ comp insurers could deny a claim because they do not believe an injury is work-related.  If this happens to you, consult a Los Angeles […]

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