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14 Jan

How Long Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Last?

Workers’ compensation benefits can be very important for injured workers, but they are not paid out forever. They end after a certain point. Below, learn more about how long these benefits last and when they typically stop being paid out. If you were…

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07 Jan

Avoiding Cold Weather-Related Injuries at Work

As temperatures drop as we get deeper into winter, the risk of cold-weather-related injury goes up, particularly in high-risk jobs where workers spend a lot of time outside. Below, review some of the steps you can take to help reduce your risk of cold…

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27 Dec

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available for Mesothelioma?

Symptoms of mesothelioma may not show up until decades after a worker was exposed to asbestos. Victims may want to pursue compensation and may have questions about whether workers’ compensation may be available. Below, learn more about this complex issue…

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20 Dec

How Do Doctors Determine When Healing of an Injury Has Ended?

Once healing of a work injury stops, doctors can determine if the worker has a permanent impairment and if he or she can return to work without limitations. Below, learn more about what it means when healing has stopped and how your physical condition…

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13 Dec

What Happens if You Return to Work on Temporary Disability and Suffer Another Injury?

Sometimes injured workers can return to work in a limited capacity. They can still collect temporary disability benefits while they are recovering and working differently than they did before. However, if the employee pushes things too much, he or she…

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10 Dec

What Happens if a Worker Dies While Pursuing Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Sometimes workplace injuries are so severe the victim does not survive. He or she may die at the scene of the accident or survive for weeks or months before passing away. Below, the attorneys at Berry, Smith & Bartell discuss claims for death benefits…

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29 Nov

What Happens When You Cannot Go Back to Your Original Job

If you were so severely injured that you can no longer work in the same job as before, California’s workers’ compensation system may provide compensation to help you work in a new job. Below, the Bakersfield workers’ compensation lawyers at Berry, Smith…

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22 Nov

What Types of Medical Care are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

California has specific regulations on the types of medical care that are covered by the workers’ compensation system. If doctors want to do something that does not fit these guidelines, you may be stuck paying out of pocket. Below, learn more about…

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