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09 Oct

What Happens if I Get a New Job While on Workers’ Compensation?

Time away from work because of an on-the-job injury may cause some employees to consider finding a new job. Injured employees may also hear back from companies to which they applied for work before their injury. While a job change can be exciting, there…

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25 Sep

Can You Collect Social Security Benefits and Workers’ Comp at the Same Time?

If you suffer a serious injury at work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. However, you may think there is no way you can collect both at the same time. The truth is, you can,…

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22 Sep

Are Farmers and Agricultural Workers Eligible for Workers’ Comp in California?

Yes, as every employer in California is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, even if they have just one employee. This is something unique about California compared to many other states, who do not require workers’ compensation benefits…

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07 Sep

Workers’ Compensation for Employees Working Outside During California Wildfires

As of September 10, 2020, firefighters were working to contain 29 wildfires across the state of California. Over the first three-quarters of the year, wildfires burned 3.1 million acres in the state, according to the California Department of Forestry…

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31 Aug

Could Relaxed Hours of Service Rules Cause More Workers’ Comp Claims from Truck Drivers?

Since March, federal hours of service regulations for commercial truck drivers have been relaxed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hours of service rules set limits on the number of consecutive hours truck drivers can be behind the wheel before taking…

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21 Aug

Is it Ever Too Late to Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Workers often think it is too late to call a lawyer to discuss their workers’ compensation claim. Maybe they have already filed a claim or had it denied. Others may think they waited too long to tell their employer or file a claim. The licensed attorneys…

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14 Aug

Workers’ Comp Claims Over Car Crashes When You Were Not Wearing Your Seat Belt

Employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies will look for any reason to deny your workers’ compensation claim. If you were injured in a work-related car crash and you were not wearing your seat belt, you may wonder if this will hurt your chances…

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07 Aug

Challenges of Linking COVID-19 Diagnosis to Your Workplace

The COVID-19 virus can be deadly, but even those who survive could be out of work for a long time. Some people who contract the virus may have long-term complications that make it more difficult to work as much as they used to. Some victims feel fine…

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