The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the majority of California workers significantly. Millions of people lost their jobs. Millions more worked from home during the statewide stay-at-home order. However, the government classified many employers as essential businesses. This forced many people to continue working despite the coronavirus pandemic. Examples of essential workers include: Nurses First responders Maintenance … Continue reading If I Catch the Coronavirus, Can I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
If there is a job-related incident that results in an injury to an employee, the event has to be logged under one of the code titles in the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System, or OIICS. The OIICS is part of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and it is designed to code the case characteristics … Continue reading How Do I File a California Workers’ Compensation Claim for a Self-Inflicted Injury?
Many individuals want to return to work after being injured because they enjoy the work they do what they love. Others want to return to work because they’re seeking higher wages than provided by workers compensation. Going back to work after a workplace accident is a process that includes your physician, employer, and claims administrator. … Continue reading How Do I Return to Work After an Injury?
After suffering a workplace injury, you should visit your primary physician. If you need to file a workers’ comp claim, your physician’s notes will serve as documentation of your injuries. Sometimes, however, an independent medical examination is also required. An IME is usually requested by your employer’s insurance company to confirm your primary physician’s diagnosis. … Continue reading What Not to Say to a Workers’ Comp Doctor
Part-time workers get injured on the job just like full-time employees. As such, they suffer the same types of expenses and losses. Yet, many part-time workers believe that they cannot collect workers’ compensation. Fortunately, this is untrue. In California, part-time workers are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are a few notable exceptions. … Continue reading Are Part-Time Workers Eligible to Receive Workers’ Compensation in California?