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What Form Do I Use to Start the Worker’ Comp Claims Process in California?

Hurt on the job in Fresno, Fresno County, or elsewhere in the surrounding region in Central California? You have the right to file for workers’ comp benefits. This raises an important question: What form do you need to fill out to file for workers’ comp in California? The short answer is that the firm is referred to

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Five Duties an Employer Owes to You After a Workplace Accident in California 

All workers in Fresno County are entitled to no-fault workers comp coverage under California Labor Code § 3700. If you sustained a work injury, you have the right to seek workers’ comp benefits for medical care and wage replacement. Beyond that, your employer owes you certain basic duties after an accident. In this article, you will find

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What Medical Care is Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance in California?

Work-related injuries and illnesses remain a major problem. According to data collected and analyzed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 2.7 million injuries and illnesses reported at private-industry workplaces in the United States in 2020 alone. While some accidents were relatively minor, many required employees to miss significant time on the job to

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An Overview of Workplace Violence and Workers’ Comp in California

Unfortunately, workplace violence is a serious public safety problem in our country. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that occupational violence 21,000 injuries and 450 fatalities each year. Violence in the workplace can occur in a wide range of different circumstances. It may be committed by intruders, customers, co-workers, or even managers.  You

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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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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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California Workers’ Compensation Claims: What to Know About Cumulative Trauma Injuries

In California, employers are required to provide no-fault workers’ comp insurance benefits to their staff. A worker who is hurt on the job is entitled to get coverage for all reasonably necessary medical care and for partial wages. UnderCalifornia Labor Code section 3208.1, an injury may be specific or cumulative.  A cumulative injury is one

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Five Steps to Take if You are Injured in the Job in California

Every employee deserves a safe workplace. Sadly, job-related injuries and illnesses remain a serious issue in our region. According to data from the California Department of Industrial Relations, nearly 500,000 people were hurt at work in the state in 2019. Workers’ comp is designed to protect people hurt on the job. Here, our Fresno workers’ comp lawyer

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The Duty-Belt Presumption for Police Officers Explained

In California, workers are entitled to ‘no-fault’ benefits for job-related injuries. In filing a workers’ comp claim, it is generally an employee’s responsibility to prove that their injuries are connected to their employment. However, in limited circumstances, California law shifts the burden of proof in the other direction—ruling that certain injuries for certain workers are […]

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