Subrogation

Hurt on the Job in California? Four Key Things to Know About Third-Party Liability Claims

In California, your employer has a duty to provide no-fault workerscompensation coverage. You can obtain workers’ comp benefits without proving that your employer was “at fault” for your accident. However, you cannot file a personal injury claim against your employer for a job-related accident. That being said, you can sue a negligent third party,

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Work-Related Car Accidents in California: Know Your Rights

Motor vehicle collisions are among the leading causes of serious injuries. The California Office of Traffic Safety reports that more than 275,000 people are hurt in crashes in the state annually. When a car accident is work-related, you have the right to file for workers’ comp benefits—in addition to pursuing any other available legal remedies. In this

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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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An Overview of Work Comp Liens and Subrogation in California

In California, businesses and organizations are required to provide no-fault workers’ comp coverage to their employees. When someone gets hurt on the job, they can claim benefits. While workers’ comp is usually the sole and exclusive remedy that an employee has against an employer, an injured worker may file a lawsuit directly against a negligent […]

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