Fatal occupational injuries in California jumped to their highest level since 2008, rising to over 400 deaths for the first time in nearly 10 years. The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) reported in December that there were 422 job-related deaths Continue reading Fatal Work Injuries Rise to Highest Level
CAN YOU RECEIVE TEMPORARY DISABILITY FOR ATTENDING MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS AFTER YOU HAVE RETURNED TO WORK? In an unpublished opinion, the Court of Appeal for the 6th District of California ruled that Skelton was not entitled to TD after she returned Continue reading Court Determines No Temporary Disability for Missed Time During Medical Appointments
When you are off work, you may need to recover your lost wages. You might pursue State Disability Insurance or Workers’ Compensation Temporary Disability Benefits. Disability Insurance is a component of the SDI program through EDD. EDD will pay a weekly benefit Continue reading What is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and State Disability Insurance (SDI)
Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials Your employer’s insurance company might deny your claim if it believes that: there is insufficient evidence of an injury your injury isn’t work-related your injury is due to another job you don’t need medical treatment, or Continue reading Why Did My Claim Get Denied?
If you have been injured on the job then you are familiar with the numerous delays involved in getting the treatment you need. Finally there have been some improvements put in place by one of the largest workers’ compensation insurance Continue reading Improvement on the Way for Authorizing Medical Treatment
Attorneys in the workers’ compensation system understand the concept of “cumulative trauma.” But apparently policy makers do not understand the value of this concept, as they continue to threaten to roll back this long standing concept of California Workers’ Compensation Continue reading We Fight To Keep Cumulative Traumas Accepted!
Determining whether a California worker suffered a catastrophic injury and can seek an increased impairment rating for psychiatric injuries depends on a number of factors including severity, the impact on activities of daily living and the extent of treatment needed Continue reading Wilson v WCAB
Nurses, we continue to fight for you. First responders, like firefighters and police officers, who are required to protect the public, are presumed to be injured on the job when they get cancer or an infectious disease. Hospital employees, the Continue reading Hospital Employees Should Receive Protection