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How Does Age Impact Workers’ Compensation?

Older adults have every reason to wonder if age can affect your workers’ comp case. The answer is yes, it certainly can, although why and how it impacts claims may hold some surprises. For example, you may want to seek a settlement that reflects your decision to retire instead of return to the workforce. A […]

Workers’ Compensation Rights for Eye Injuries

If you suffered a job-related eye injury while working in California, you can pursue workers’ compensation to pay for medical treatment and lost wages. However, the process of securing benefits isn’t as straightforward as you would hope. In a situation like this, you’re not alone. You have rights as an injured worker, and we intend […]

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 […]

How Long Can You Be on Federal Workers’ Compensation?

Generally, there is no set time limit for how long you can be on federal workers’ compensation. It depends on the severity of your injury or illness and how this affects your ability to work. For example, there may be restrictions on the benefits you can receive, and you will likely be required to attend […]

Top 7 Workers’ Comp Deposition Mistakes

Some of the top workers’ compensation deposition mistakes include failing to follow your lawyer’s advice and giving answers that you are not certain of. Depositions are recorded, and your statements may be used against you in one or more ways—including as evidence at trial. You can work with a lawyer from our team to prepare […]

What Are Examples of Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

Workers’ compensation insurance covers medical expenses and lost income for employees who get hurt or sick on the job. But like other insurance industries with so much money in the system, it can be a target of fraud. Some of the most common examples of workers’ compensation fraud include double dipping, medical provider fraud, personal […]

Can I Be Terminated While on Workers’ Compensation in California?

You can be terminated while on workers’ compensation in California under very specific circumstances. If your employer fires you for reasons related to your job performance prior to your injury, this termination is legal and allowed. If, however, your firing was in retaliation for your having filed your claim, you could have the right to […]

Can You Get Unemployment After Workers’ Compensation?

Receiving unemployment in addition to workers’ compensation benefits usually means that you’ll receive less than you usually would from unemployment in proportion to the workers’ compensation payments you’ve already received—and vice versa. Moreover, you usually cannot claim both benefits without one amount offsetting the other. You can consult with a workers’ compensation lawyer who can […]

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 […]

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, […]

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