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  • Claim Denial

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    • What Do I Do If My Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied?

      Part of what stops many people from filing a workers’ compensation claim is the fear of denial. However, denial is far from the worst outcome. In the state of California, employees can appeal a denial of a claim by requesting a hearing in front of your local Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board judge. The hearing is an informal trial where the judge will listen to both sides of the case and make a ...
    • 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 ...

    FAQ

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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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Filing a Claim

    The latest posts for Filing a Claim are listed below.
    • Your Workers' Rights When Filing for Workers' Comp

      If you have been injured at work , it is important that you understand what your legal rights are at every stage of the workers’ compensation claims process. We have seen many instances where a worker misses out on workers’ comp benefits because they did not know their rights. Whether you are dealing with your employer or the insurance company, knowing your rights can be a powerful way to protect ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    News

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    • Jobs with Most Injuries

      Millions of workers are injured every year on the job. Workplace accidents can happen to any industry and any occupation. However, studies have shown that certain industries have a higher rate of injury due to the nature of their jobs and working conditions. Read below for an overview of the most injury-prone industries. According to the study, the top deadliest occupations in the country include: ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Preexisting Injuries

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    • How Preexisting Injuries Affect Workers' Compensation

      Even if you have preexisting conditions, it does not mean that you are ineligible for workers’ compensation benefits . Employers are required to take a worker “as they are” and not discriminate between a healthy employee and one who is vulnerable to injuries. Any work-related injuries , whether they are old or new, may be eligible for workers’ comp benefits. You can find out if your condition ...

    Workers' Compensation

    The latest posts for Workers' Compensation are listed below.
    • Delayed Claims: Do I Have Any Options?

      If a person files a workers’ compensation claim, it is likely because he or she was injured at work and requires compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and possibly rehabilitation costs. Workers who file need a response as fast as possible so they can stop worrying about the expense and focus their efforts on recovering. However, insurance companies sometimes send employees a “Notice of Delay ...
    • Can I Recover Workers' Comp for Workplace Violence?

      No matter how banal a work environment may seem, there is always the potential for violence whenever disgruntled or mentally unwell people are involved. You may have heard of resentful employees returning to the workplace and opening fire on his coworkers or two employees in a company getting into a violent altercation. If something like this happens on the job, are any injuries that result ...
    • Filing Workers' Comp Benefits for PTSD in California

      Some jobs are so dangerous they expose the average worker to traumatic experiences on a daily basis. As a result, many workers might develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result. Most people associate PTSD with positions in the military, but it can affect tens of thousands of individuals across the United States each year. Federal and state employee rights and disability laws provide ...

    Workplace Injuries

    The latest posts for Workplace Injuries are listed below.
    • Common Workers' Compensation Terms Defined

      Before you file a claim for workers’ compensation, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the common terms you’ll come across as you complete the process. Knowing what these terms mean, and how they’re defined, can significantly help you understand the claims-filing process as a whole; it could even help improve your chances of getting your claim approved. Below, we define 10 of the most ...
    • How Preexisting Injuries Affect Workers' Compensation

      Even if you have preexisting conditions, it does not mean that you are ineligible for workers’ compensation benefits . Employers are required to take a worker “as they are” and not discriminate between a healthy employee and one who is vulnerable to injuries. Any work-related injuries , whether they are old or new, may be eligible for workers’ comp benefits. You can find out if your condition ...
    • Common Occupational Illnesses

      No matter how safe we all try to be, we are often unable to anticipate an injury. In many cases, workers’ compensation claims may not arise from a one-time accident. Rather, it can be caused by years of physical stress on the body and joints. Below are some of the most common types of occupational illnesses that may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation can provide benefits ...
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