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Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

What is the Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation?

May 1st, 2017 by

Workers that get hurt on the job may not be sure about their next steps. Is filing a personal injury lawsuit required or does workers’ compensation cover all expenses? If you find yourself in this situation and want to know what is the difference between personal injury and workers’ compensation, here are the facts: The Read More »

The 5 Most Common Types of Workplace Injuries and How to Avoid Them

April 25th, 2017 by

Any workplace can be dangerous, even if you are just going into a standard office environment every day. While injuries may differ depending on industry and atmosphere of the job, there are several common workplace injuries that occur across the board. Employers and employees should recognize the warning signs and dangers associated with each injury Read More »

The Most Common Causes of Work Injuries

March 21st, 2017 by

Workplace injuries can have a host of negative consequences – for both employers and employees. Companies may face decreased work morale, reduced worker productivity, increased insurance rates, and workers’ comp claims. The sick or injured employee may have a difficult recovery, extended time off work, reduced income, and even social embarrassment due to their injury. Read More »

Is Workers Comp Taxable?

March 16th, 2017 by

Getting hurt on the job can be financially worrisome. Injured workers must deal with the stress of recovering from an injury or illness, and possibly coping with permanent disability. In addition, even with workers’ compensation insurance, it is unlikely that individuals are bringing home 100% of the salary they previously earned. Is Workers’ Comp Taxable? Read More »

How Does Workers Compensation Work? What Does it Cover?

March 15th, 2017 by

Employees that are injured on the job, or as a result of their duties are entitled to receive medical treatment and have a portion of their wages replaced through the workers’ compensation program. Employers and employees both have specific responsibilities under the program. How Does Workers’ Compensation Work? State laws mandate workers’ comp and each Read More »

Signs You Were Wrongfully Terminated

February 14th, 2017 by

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?

February 7th, 2017 by

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

February 6th, 2017 by

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?

October 2nd, 2015 by

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

October 2nd, 2015 by

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 »

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