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How Common are Back Injuries at Work?

Did you or your family member sustain a back injury while on the job? You are not alone. Back injuries are among the most common workplace ailments—they account for nearly 20%of all work-related impairments. You have the right to file for workers’ comp for a back injury. In this article, our Fresno workerscompensation attorney provides an […]

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Going Back to Work after an Accident in California: What Happens if My Employer Assigns Me to a Job Duty I Cannot Perform?

California law (Labor Code § 3700) mandates that businesses and nonprofit organizations must prove workerscompensation coverage to employees. Suffer a physical injury on the job? You can file for benefits and take time to recover from your injuries. If you are like most workers, you will probably want to get back on the job […]

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Returning to Work After an Accident in Fresno: The Three Main Paths and Your Rights as a Worker 

Accidents happen in the workplace. The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) reports that 161,860 workers missed time on the job due to work-related injuries or illnesses in 2020 alone. Workerscompensation insurance coverage helps to ensure that people who were hurt on the job have the financial resources that they need to pay for medical care

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How Can a Fresno Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Help Me After a Workplace Accident?

Were you hurt on the job in the San Joaquin Valley region of California? It is imperative that you have access to the financial compensation that you need to cover medical costs, pay bills, and support your family.  A workers’ comp lawyer can make the difference—helping you navigate the process, get justice, and secure full and […]

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COVID-19 Remains a Serious Issue in California Workplaces: Claims are on the Rise

According to a report from Business Insurance, workerscompensation claims for COVID-19 are once again on the rise in California. The California WorkersCompensation Institute (CWCI) reports that COVID-19 workers’ comp claim increased by more than 500% over a two-month period this spring. More than 6,000 workers filed for COVID-19 workers’ comp benefits in the state

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Offered a Light Duty Position by an Employer After a Work Injury? It Must Meet These Four Requirements

A work injury can result in a serious, long-term physical or mental impairment. In some cases, injured workers may not be ready to return to their previous position. An employer offers a worker a suitable “light duty” position. Light duty work is defined broadly as some form of adjusted work that a person can safely […]

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Workers’ Compensation in California: What is a P&S Report?

Workplace accidents happen every day in California. Most work-related injuries are mild or moderate—with the proper treatment the injured employee is able to make a full recovery and return to their position. However, unfortunately, that is not always the case. There are thousands of workers who suffer permanent impairments in job-related accidents each year in

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Workers’ Comp in California: Who Decides Which “Light or Modified Duty” Medical Restrictions are Appropriate?

State law requires employers to provide no-fault workers’ comp coverage (California Labor Code § 3700). Through a workers’ comp claim, an employer can get benefits to cover their medical care and support them during the time that they need to take off to recover from their injury or illness.  Most people want to get back

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What to Do if My Employer is Violating My Light-Duty Work Restrictions

A work injury can cause a serious disruption to your life. You may be forced to miss considerable time for care, treatment, and recovery. You may hit a point where you are ready to return to work, but you cannot perform all of the physically intensive tasks that you used to be able to do. […]

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California Workers’ Comp: Your Guide to Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits

If you were hurt on the job in California, you are entitled to financial benefits. The primary purpose of workers’ comp is to ensure that an employee has access to the financial resources that they need to get past the accident and move forward. In some circumstances, an injured worker may be entitled to Supplemental

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