Not every workplace injury is sudden or caused by a specific event. Sometimes, injuries sneak up on workers gradually and develop over time. Repetitive exposures or activities on the job often lead to these conditions. Though many workers do not realize it, some are still entitled to workers’ compensation benefits due to these injuries. A … Continue reading Do You Have a Commonly Overlooked Work Injury?
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?
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?
Although accidents do cause workplace injuries, there are other ways that you can be injured while working. For example, sitting for long hours at a desk and looking at a computer monitor for an extended period can cause bodily harm. Soft tissue injuries, back pain and neck issues are just some of the injuries that … Continue reading Workspace Modifications That Can Lessen Injury in the Workplace