Independent Medical Examinations (IME) are often required for you to attend if you’ve been injured in a workplace accident. This is a separate examination outside of your examination to your regular treating physician. IMEs are requested by worker compensation insurance providers when there is a disagreement with your treating physician about work-related injuries. This examination … Continue reading What to Expect During a Workers Compensation Medical Examination
Workers’ compensation benefits can provide you with the means to pay for various expenses after a workplace injury or illness. These expenses include doctor visits, medications, lost income and funeral expenses (paid to the family of a deceased worker). However, there are multiple reasons why your claim could be denied. Common reasons workers’ comp benefits … Continue reading What Are Reasons Workers’ Comp Claims Are Denied?
As many of you know, California recently legalized recreational cannabis for adults over 21 years old. Since the passage of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, California has also allowed individuals to obtain cannabis for medical purposes. Legal cannabis also affects the workers’ compensation system in California. California employers are not liable if injury claims … Continue reading Does Legal Cannabis Affect Workers’ Comp Claims in California?
Workplace injuries or illnesses can lead to expenses that may jeopardize your finances. For instance, you may be unable to return to work for an extended period of time. You will also likely have medical expenses and lost income to cover. Workers’ compensation benefits can help pay for these expenses. You would probably not be … Continue reading Can I Sue a Third Party If I’m Injured at Work?
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a report on a common occupational illness among healthcare workers. According to NIOSH’s Respiratory Health Division, roughly 1.9 million healthcare workers in the US suffer from asthma. Of these workers, almost half suffered an asthma attack within the previous year. Asthma is one of many … Continue reading What Are Occupational Illnesses?