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July 13, 2018

Can an Employer Be Sued If They Do Not Have Workers' Compensation Insurance?

Barring unusual facts or circumstances, workers who suffer an injury in the workplace or in the scope of their duties as an employee can expect to be eligible for workers' compensation. Of course, this assumes that the employer of the employee carries workers' compensation insurance that helps injured workers receive this compensation. In some instances, injured workers may be surprised…
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Workers Compensation
July 13, 2018

Falls: A Leading Cause of Fatal Work-Related Accidents

According to Nationwide, a leading insurance provider in the United States, more than three out of every 10 workers' compensation claims for construction-related businesses are caused by falls. This assessment was made after Nationwide processed more than 10,000 claims for construction businesses. This is just one industry where workplace injuries are common, but the fact remains that falls are a…
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Workers Compensation
June 29, 2018

Five Signs Your Workers' Comp Claim May Be High-Value

It is important that you protect your legal rights and receive the compensation that is owed to you for any workplace injury, but compensation is especially essential for high-value claims. As a general rule, the more serious your workplace injury is, the more time you will need to recover. In some cases, workers may even suffer from a permanent disability…
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Workers Compensation
June 29, 2018

Modern Medical Advancements Increase the Cost of Catastrophic Injury Claims

According to Safety National — a large workers' compensation coverage provider that covers nearly one-third of self-insured employers nationally — the most common claims for catastrophic injury include: Motor vehicle accidents (24% of all catastrophic injury claims, according to Safety National) Falls (24% as well) "Struck by" accidents, which include being struck by machines, falling objects or vehicles (20%) Acts of crime…
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Workers Compensation
June 29, 2018

Workers’ Compensation Attorney Near Me

If you have been injured in an accident at work, it is wise to receive an honest assessment of your workers' compensation claim for a local workers' compensation lawyer. There are several reasons why it is in your best interest to discuss your claim with a lawyer you trust who is also located near you. Here are three reasons why…
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Workers Compensation
May 7, 2018

Can You Still Receive CA Workers’ Comp If You Were at Fault?

California law on workers' compensation details the fact that the state utilizes a "no-fault" benefits system. Effectively, this means that an injured California worker does not need to prove that an employer's negligence or legal wrongdoing caused the employee's injury to receive benefits. Instead, an injured California worker must generally only prove that the illness or injury arose from the…
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Workers Compensation
April 18, 2018

Can Marijuana Use Affect a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

As many are aware, the state of California took a landmark step in drug legislation when state voters passed an initiative that legalized recreational marijuana use. This change took effect at the start of 2018, which could have interesting implications for workplace accidents. Here are a few facts to keep in mind about federal and California drug laws, which may…
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Workers Compensation
April 16, 2018

Does California Allow Workers' Comp Claims for Stress?

In today's busy and fast-paced lifestyle, it is no exaggeration to say that stress is a silent killer affecting the wellbeing of millions. Research from the American Psychological Association found that job pressure is the top cause of stress, while also finding that 61% of individuals studied cite work as their most common stress source. This is perhaps unsurprising when research…
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