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27 Jun

Evidence to Prove an Injury is Work-Related

When an employee gets hurt on the job, it is up to him or her to provide evidence showing the injury is work-related. Sometimes it is relatively easy to do this, particularly when there are witnesses who can give their account of what happened. However,…

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20 Jun

Consequences for Employers That Do Not Have Workers’ Comp Insurance

Every employer in California must have workers’ compensation insurance coverage. If an employer does not have coverage, it is a criminal offense that comes with severe penalties. You also have the right to take legal action against your employer to recover…

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07 Jun

How Construction Workers Can Avoid Heat-Related Injury

Summer is almost here, but temperatures have already started rising, putting construction workers at risk for overheating and other heat-related injuries. If you suffer an injury due to higher temperatures, you may be owed workers’ compensation benefits.…

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23 May

When Are Off-Duty Recreational Activities Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

We spend a lot of time at work, so it is only natural that coworkers end up becoming friends and spending time together when they are off the clock. Workplaces may even have various events and activities where coworkers can do fun things and get to know…

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16 May

Proving an Existing Injury was Aggravated by Your Job

You may be able to get workers’ compensation benefits if an existing injury becomes aggravated or worsened by your current employment activities. However, proving your job caused an aggravation of your existing injury can be challenging. How do you separate…

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08 May

What Happens if I Am Partially at Fault for a Work Injury?

Sometimes a worker who gets hurt on the job is partially responsible for the injury. He or she may have been reckless or failed to take safety precautions to avoid getting hurt. It is only natural for these workers to have questions about eligibility…

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23 Apr

Why Did the Workers’ Compensation Adjuster Request a QME?

If your workers’ compensation adjuster disagrees with the doctor’s report on your permanent disability, he or she may request that you be examined by a qualified medical examiner (QME). However, you should be aware that the adjuster may try to manipulate…

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11 Apr

Preventing Heavy Equipment Accidents on Construction Sites and in Factories

There is a lot of heavy equipment and machinery used on construction sites and in factories, from cranes, forklifts and tractors to lathe machines, vertical machining centers and drilling machines. These machines are necessary to get the job done, but…

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