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31 Jul

Why California Workers’ Compensation Benefits May Stop Being Paid

Have your temporary disability benefits stopped? Were you unable to get coverage for some of your medical bills? Workers’ compensation benefits usually are not paid forever. There are certain limitations on your benefits, and some of them are triggered…

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12 Jul

When Employees Might be Fired After Getting Hurt at Work

Your employer cannot fire you simply because you filed a workers’ compensation claim. That would be considered retaliation, which is against state and federal employment law. However, California basically allows employers to fire people at any time for…

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01 Jul

Workers’ Compensation for Injuries on Lunch or Breaks

A simple way to understand eligibility for workers’ compensation is this: if you get hurt while you are performing duties within the scope of your job, you should be able to access benefits. Things get more complicated when workers suffer injuries on…

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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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