Workers’ Compensation

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Types of Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation

If you or somebody you care about has sustained a workplace injury or illness in California, you should be able to recover various types of benefits through the workers’ compensation system. However, most people do not tend to think about what types of benefits they will receive until after they sustain an on-the-job injury. Here,… read more

California Workplace Retaliation Laws

In the state of California, workers are employed “at-will,” which means that they are free to leave their employment anytime they like and for whatever reason. This also means that they can be terminated for just about any reason as well. However, California law does prohibit employers from engaging in workplace retaliation in specific circumstances,… read more

Workers Compensation for PTSD

Workers’ compensation is generally available to every employee in the state of California. The workers’ comp system is considered to be “no-fault,” meaning that an injured worker can recover compensation regardless of the cause of the incident. However, the effects of many work injuries may not necessarily be visible. For example, it is not uncommon… read more

Is Workers Compensation Mandatory in California?

Work injuries are not uncommon. When a person is injured on the job, they should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Many people wonder whether or not their employer is required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Chances are, they probably do have to have coverage. Understanding the workers’ compensation requirements in this state is important…. read more

Can You Quit Your Job While on Workers’ Comp?

The workers’ compensation system provides important benefits to injured workers in California. Under state law, most employers must provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees. The benefits provide medical care and a portion of the worker’s salary, as well as other benefits outlined in the policy regarding temporary and permanent disability. If you are an… read more

Should I File a Workers’ Comp Claim for Carpal Tunnel?

Workers’ compensation laws exist to protect workers when they sustain an injury during the course of performing their job duties. Some people erroneously assume that such benefits only apply to highly physical jobs such as construction or manual labor. In truth, workers can receive benefits for all manner of injury, including those that come from… read more

Can I Claim Workers’ Compensation for Stress?

Workers’ compensation laws can be difficult to navigate, as they vary from state to state. Generally, workers’ compensation insurance exists to provide injured employees with benefits in the event they sustain an injury through the course of their work duties. When a workplace accident occurs, an employee files a personal injury claim in California with… read more

What Is Maximum Medical Improvement?

Some injuries may only require a few days or weeks to fully heal while others lead to long-term or permanent complications. Despite the major advances in medical technology over the past several decades, there is only so much that medical professionals can do. When a patient reaches the point where no further treatment will improve… read more

Are Workers’ Comp Benefits Taxable in California?

State law requires California employers to have workers’ compensation insurance in the event one of their employees suffers injury. Such benefits can be a crucial lifeline after a worker incurs medical bills and isn’t able to work or collect a paycheck. State or federal agencies may tax these compensation payments. If you’ve suffered an on-the-job… read more