August 2021

Workers’ Compensation in California: What is a Mandatory Settlement Conference (MSC)?

Work injuries remain a serious issue in our state. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, nearly 500,000 workers are hurt on the job annually. In California, an employee is entitled to no-fault workers’ comp insurance coverage. If you are hurt on the job, you can file for benefits, regardless of whether or not your […]

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Workers’ Comp in California: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Some work-related injuries developed gradually over time. Often referred to as repetitive stress injuries or repetitive trauma injuries, they happen because a worker puts consistent and repeated strain on their body. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common types of work-related repetitive stress injuries reported in California. In this article, our Fresno workerscompensation

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What Injured Workers Should Know About ‘Serious and Willful’ Misconduct Claims in California

In California, people hurt on the job have a right to pursue benefits by bringing a workers’ comp claim. Workers’ comp is an exclusive legal remedy, meaning you are prevented from filing a personal injury lawsuit against your employer. However, under California Labor Code § 4553, injured employees may be additional to compensation if their accident […]

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California Workers’ Compensation and Third Party Liability Claims

An injured worker generally cannot file a lawsuit against their employer. Under California law (Labor Code Section § 3600), a workers’ comp claim is an injured employee’s “exclusive remedy” against their company or organization. In exchange, workers are entitled to no-fault benefits. They do not need to prove that their employer did anything wrong to get

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Can You Get Workers’ Comp Benefits for an Off-Site Injury in California?

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) explains that “all California employers must provide workerscompensation benefits to their employees.” Workers’ comp insurance provides no-fault coverage to employees. If you are hurt on the job, you have the right to benefits regardless of whether or not your employer was to blame for the workplace accident.  This raises […]

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