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Why It’s Important to Report Workplace Injuries Quickly

It is important to report workplace injuries quickly to protect your right to file for worker’s compensation benefits. California requires employees to report workplace injuries to their employers within 30 days of the injury. If workers fail to report a work injury on time, they may be ineligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Ineligibility means they […]

Do These Five Things if You Were Fired While on Light Duty for a Work Injury

If you were fired while on light duty for a work injury, you should learn why you were fired to determine if the reason was lawful. Evidence of your injury, work accommodations, and reason for termination can potentially provide you with grounds for a lawsuit if you were wrongfully terminated. Stay aware of your rights—you […]

Six Things to Ask Your Doctor Following a Workplace Injury in Glendale

You should know what things to ask your doctor following a workplace injury in Glendale. For example, you should ask about your diagnosis and whether your condition could affect your working ability. Such questions can help you get compensated fairly and navigate the process ahead.  If you want to learn about your legal rights and […]

What Are the Top Causes of Work-Related Back Injuries?

What Are the Most Common Causes of Back Injuries at Work? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), some of the top causes of work-related back injuries include repeated motion, overexertion, awkward posture, and fatigue. Back injuries are a prominent type of work-related injury in the U.S. In fact, the Bureau of Labor […]

What is the Statute of Limitations on Work-Related Injuries in California?

Statute of Limitations on Work-Related Injuries in California?

Generally, the statute of limitations on work-related injuries in California is one year from the date the injury occurred, according to California Labor Code § 5405. That means anyone who suffers an injury while on the job has one year to file a workers’ compensation claim to recover lost wages, receive paid medical care, and […]

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