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Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

Signs You were Wrongfully Terminated

Approximately 150,000 people are wrongfully terminated each year across the U.S. Most jobs (unless you are part of a union) are classified as “at will”, meaning an employer may fire an employee at any time, for almost any reason. If you have been fired from your job, how do you know if you were wrongfully Read More »

When Hurt on the Job, what are Your Rights?

Steps to Take When Hurt on the Job Companies across America are required to provide their employees with a safe and healthy work environment. Even if an employer has done everything to ensure a safe workplace, the possibility of accidents and injuries is always there. Examples of workplace injuries include broken bones, irritating pre-existing conditions, Read More »

What to do when Injured on the Job

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2015. Sustaining an injury on the job can be a traumatic experience, but all states require companies to have workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees who suffer a workplace injury or illness, Read More »

When Can You File a Claim for Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees after a work injury. When a workers’ compensation claim is eligible, the employer or insurance carrier must pay the injured employee for time away from work and medical expenses related to the work injury. Workers’ compensation laws are complex Read More »

Los Angeles Workers Compensation FAQs

Los Angeles Workers Compensation FAQs Q: I was injured at work, now what? A: Step 1: Report the injury or illness to your supervisor, manager or Human Resources department as soon as possible. The sooner you report your injury or illness, the easier it is to avoid problems and delays in receiving benefits, including medical Read More »

Need a Los Angeles Workers Compensation Lawyer?

A Los Angeles Workers Compensation Lawyer Can Help You! For the period 2000-2014 the total number of reported Workers’ Compensation claims in Los Angeles amounted to 2,656,419. A 25.9% increase in total claims filed within this period. Workers Compensation is an employer’s legal responsibility to pay for your damages if you experienced a work-related injury Read More »

Overtime Pay Eligibility Expands

Overtime Pay Eligibility Expands The Wage and Hour division of the U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to update the regulations defining and delimiting the exemptions for “white collar” employees; therefore, expanding the overtime pay eligibility threshold. Under the proposed ruling, the White House aims to strengthen the middle class and tackle income inequality. Updating Read More »

5 Common Workers’ Compensation Mistakes Injured Workers Make

Work injuries can be stressful, making the reporting process after your accident difficult and susceptible to mistakes. It is important to know how to properly handle the situation in order to successfully file a claim and receive maximum compensation. Common Workers’ Compensation Mistakes If you were injured at work, or want to prepare for the Read More »

Workplace Safety Tips Every Employee Should Know

Workplace injuries are quite common, and can happen in a blink of an eye. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, there were 549,543 workers’ compensation claims filed last year in California. Workplace injuries can be avoided with a safe work environment, incorporation of workplace safety tips, and communication among and between employees and Read More »

Workers’ Compensation Settlement – Real Stories

Workers’ Compensation Settlement: Real Stories If you were hurt at work, it’s easy to think that you can handle the claim on your own. But the workers’ compensation claims process is difficult to navigate and you will be up against a large company that has their own lawyers and own interests in mind. You need Read More »

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