Blog Posts in 2018

  • What Does Workers’ Compensation Insurance Cover?

    Most of us have heard of workers’ compensation, but if you have never had been injured on the job and had a reason to file a workers’ compensation claim, chances are you might not be too familiar with what it covers. If you have recently suffered a workplace injury and are now wondering what workers’ compensation will cover during this difficult time, we have broken down a list of what these ...
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  • Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Mental Illness?

    In California, if you suffer from an emotional or mental illness as a result of your job, you could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. However, it is crucial that you hire a skilled workers’ compensation attorney to handle your claim since employers and insurance companies are often skeptical of such claims and often deny them. With a fierce legal advocate on your side, it is possible ...
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  • What You Need to Know Before Settling Your Claim

    If you suffered a workplace injury, you know that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, it is not uncommon for an employer’s insurance company to deny your claim, no matter how valid it is. Of course, you have the right to appeal this decision and can file an application for adjudication of your claim, which can ultimately go to a hearing and be heard by a workers’ ...
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  • Attorney Ufkes Becomes a State Bar Certified Workers' Compensation Specialist in CA

    On behalf of Ufkes & Bright , we would like to congratulate Attorney Mark A. Ufkes for becoming a State Bar Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist by the California State Bar. State Bar certification is the highest level of specialization available for the legal industry. Attorney Ufkes is also an active member of the California Applicant Attorney’s Association. He is a second-generation ...
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  • What the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company Knows About You

    Once you file your workers’ compensation claim, you can expect that the insurance company handling your claim will begin gathering background information about you. In fact, they can learn quite a bit about you without ever having to contact you. Insurance companies generally conduct these types of investigations to expose any falsities, inaccuracies, or contradictory information to prevent ...
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  • Toxic Exposure & Workers’ Compensation

    Injuries sustained in one-time accidents are not the only ways in which a worker can suffer harm while performing his or her job duties. In fact, many injuries and illnesses can develop over a span of time as a result of performing repetitive tasks or even from exposure to toxic chemicals. Being exposed to a seriously hazardous substance even one time can inflict serious damage on the body and, if ...
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  • The Workers' Compensation Appeals Process

    While workers’ compensation benefits are typically covered by an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance and is often required in most states, this does not mean your claim cannot be denied. However, even if this happened to you, you still have a shot at receiving these vital benefits by going through the appeals process. Trying to navigate this complex area of law on your own might lead to ...
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  • Most Common Construction Site Accidents

    Accidents can happen in any work environment, but some jobs are more inherently dangerous than others, causing employees to suffer more injuries, some of which might even be fatal, while on the job. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010, there were 774 deaths that occurred due to an accident on a construction site. To put this in perspective, construction site accidents ...
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  • What Records Do I Need to Keep for My Claim?

    If you are pursuing workers’ compensation after sustaining an injury on the job, one of the most critical things you can do throughout this process is maintaining accurate and detailed records and notes regarding all aspects of your case. Thorough record-keeping can help you secure a fair settlement and, if there is a dispute between you and the insurance company, it will serve as helpful evidence ...
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  • Why Was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

    Your employer has an obligation to provide a safe work environment to ensure no employee is injured while performing his or her duties. Unfortunately, some employers fail to do so and, as a result, injuries happen. If you were injured on the job and pursued a workers’ compensation claim that was denied, you do not have to accept this as the final word on this matter. The workers’ compensation ...
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