What Happens if My Employer Denies My Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Posted in Workers' Compensation,Workplace Injury on October 19, 2023
If you or somebody you love has sustained a workplace injury but received a claim denial from the employer or an insurance carrier, you may need to go through the official appeals process in order to recover the benefits you are entitled to. However, appealing a workers’ compensation decision can be challenging, and we encourage… read more
What Is Workplace Retaliation?
Posted in Workers' Compensation on December 27, 2022
No individual should have to face unfair treatment in the workplace, including retaliation from a supervisor or their employer. Retaliation can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, employees face backlash for reporting unsafe working conditions or discrimination in the workplace. In other cases, individuals face retaliation simply because of who they are, particularly if… read more
Limits to At-Will Employment in California
Posted in Workers' Compensation on December 15, 2022
Most areas around the country are considered at-will employment states, including California. This means a few things. First, an employer can terminate an employee at any time, with or without cause. Additionally, this means that an employee can leave their job for any reason without giving their employer notice. However, the at-will employment doctrine does… read more
Can You Sue a Toxic Workplace in California For Emotional Damages?
Posted in Workers' Compensation on December 5, 2022
Work can be stressful sometimes, but there is such a thing as a toxic workplace. When a workplace becomes toxic, this can lead to significant emotional and psychological stress for workers. Not every toxic workplace revolves around illegal activity, but if the employer was negligent or intentionally inflicted emotional distress, California workers may be able… read more
Suing Your California Employer For a Slip and Fall Injury at Work
Posted in Workers' Compensation on November 17, 2022
If you or somebody you care about has sustained a slip and fall injury at work in California, there is a good chance you will need compensation for medical bills and maybe even lost wages if you are unable to work. Most California employees are able to recover workers’ compensation in these situations, but it… read more
Types of Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation
Posted in Workers' Compensation on July 15, 2021
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
Posted in Workers' Compensation on May 31, 2021
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
Posted in Workers' Compensation on February 26, 2021
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?
Posted in General,Workers' Compensation on January 6, 2020
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?
Posted in Personal Injury,Workers' Compensation on January 22, 2019
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