Blog Posts in 2016

  • Avoid These Workers' Comp Mistakes

    If you've been injured on the job in Santa Ana, you may be thinking about filing a workers' compensation claim. If so, it is important that you educate yourself on the claim process, as well as common mistakes to avoid. Workers' compensation is a complex area of law and many employers will not explain the process to you. We are here to ensure that you understand what steps you should take and ...
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  • How Social Media Can Be Used in Workers' Compensation Claims

    If you are injured on the job in Santa Ana, you may be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits through your employer. While it may seem like a relatively simple process where you report the accident and receive benefits, the reality is that the workers’ comp process can be incredibly complex. For insurers, the less benefits they pay out, the better it is for their bottom line. This is why ...
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  • Reasons Why Employers Dispute Workers' Comp Claims

    Injured employees rely on workers’ compensation benefits to pay their bills and make ends meet while they recover and lose out on days, weeks, or more of work. After finding out that their employer has disputed or denied their claim , it can be outright devastating to an injured worker’s livelihood and wellbeing. Refiling or creating an appeal may be an option but, in the meantime, the immediate ...
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  • The Top 5 Causes of Workplace Injuries

    The Travelers Companies recently conducted a study of more than 1.5 million workers’ compensation claims filed from 2010 to 2014 analyzing the most frequent causes of workplace injuries. According to the results, most workplace injuries stem from the following causes: Material handling – 32% of claims Slips, trips, and falls – 16% of claims Being struck or colliding with objects – 10% of claims ...
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  • Should I File a Workers' Comp Claim or a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    A person who suffers an injury while performing a job related duty needs to find compensation and coverage somewhere, especially if that injury is serious enough to take them off their feet. If you have been hurt on-the-job, the question immediately becomes, “Do I file a workers’ compensation claim ? Or create a personal injury lawsuit?” Either route has the potential of getting you the money you ...
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  • How to Choose Your Own Doctor for Your Workers' Comp Claim

    In most states, a person who suffers an on-the-job injury is able to go see their trusted physician for treatment. California does things a little differently, though, and it can lead to some confusion. Most employers in California will have set up a network of doctors as part of their workers’ compensation plans. If you suffer an injury while at work or performing work related duties, you will ...
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  • California Workers' Compensation System Vulnerable to Fraud

    In many ways, scamming the program meant to heal California’s injured workers is too easy. Whether it be in the form of individuals siphoning funds out of the state by posing as caregivers or medical vendors simply by sending a letter to the state without any vetting, or from dishonest providers running up bills worth tens of thousands of dollars for unnecessary tests and equipment, the state’s ...
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  • Quick Tips to Help with Workers' Compensation Claims

    Just like dealing with the consequences of an on-the-job injury , navigating through the California workers’ compensation system isn’t easy – especially if your claim has been delayed or denied . While the road ahead may indeed be difficult, just as countless other workers before you have made it through, and you can, too. To help you prepare for what is in store, consider the following tips. ...
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  • Women File Lawsuit for Workers' Compensation Gender Discrimination

    A class-action lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, is taking on the systematic discrimination of women by the California workers’ compensation system. The lawsuit, filed by a group of women and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council, alleges that the administration of the workers compensation system sanctions discriminatory practices which violate ...
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  • California Bodybuilder Accused of Workers' Compensation Fraud

    Newbury Park resident Jacob Finerty has come under fire for allegedly competing in several “Strongman” competitions while on paid leave from his position in the Santa Barbara Police Department. Finerty began collecting workers’ compensation benefits in 2013 after he reportedly injured himself while on duty. According to sources at the independent , Finerty is alleged to have collected more than ...
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