January 2023

Utilization Review (UR): What Injured Workers in California Need to Know About Their Right to Appeal

Were you injured on the job in Fresno? If so, it is absolutely crucial that you get all of the medical treatment that you need—for emergency treatment to rehabilitative care. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) explains the law clearly: an injured worker is “entitled to reasonable medical treatment to cure or relieve work-related injuries and […]

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Workers’ Comp Benefits are Set to Increase in California in 2023

Inflation has become a major policy concern in the United States and around the world. As reported by PBS, the annual inflation rate hit a 40-year high earlier this year. Workerscompensation benefits are adjusted annually to account for changes in the cost of living. A significant increase in workers’ comp benefits will take effect in

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Injured California Worker Brings Successful Serious and Willful Misconduct Claim

Under California law, a workerscompensation claim is generally the sole legal remedy that an injured worker has against their own employer. However, there is a key exception for cases in which an employee was harmed because of “serious and willful” misconduct by the employer. Through this type of claim, injured workers may be entitled

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