About 20 percent of our nation’s farm workers live or work in California. Migrant and seasonal farm workers in the state rank as one of the most underserved and understudied populations in the U.S. in regard to health. However, the industry can also be dangerous when employers do not take steps to protect these workers. … Continue reading Understanding Agriculture Occupational Diseases in California
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?
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?