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Heart Presumption in CA: Labor Code 3212

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All California workers are guaranteed workers’ compensation coverage for injuries and illnesses that happen on the job. Obtaining coverage for certain conditions can be tricky, however; workers’ comp covers only work-related injuries and illnesses. Injuries that develop over time, or conditions that might result from causes outside of work, can be harder to connect… Read More »

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What to Expect at a Workers’ Comp Deposition

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If you have a workers’ comp claim, you might have your deposition taken by a lawyer for the insurance company or your employer. The lawyer’s purpose is to evaluate the merits of your claim and identify any reasons why your claim should be denied or your benefits limited. Facing an attorney’s questioning can be… Read More »

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Why Workers’ Comp Claims Get Denied

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California law requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance for the benefit of their employees. Employers, through their workers’ comp insurance providers, must pay out benefits to injured workers so long as they were injured on the job. There are a number of justifications an insurer or employer may give to deny coverage… Read More »

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What Should I Do If I Get Into a Car Accident?

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A serious car accident can be a terrifying, traumatic, jarring experience. Car accidents are not events that people deal with many times in their lives, if ever. If you were in a car crash, there are a few important steps to take to protect your health, your rights, and your finances. Read on for… Read More »

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Should I Give a Statement to the Other Driver’s Insurance After a Car Accident?

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Most people will find themselves in a serious car accident once, if ever, in their lives. It is difficult to know what to do and what not to do to protect your legal rights. If you were hit by another driver, and their insurance company wants to talk to you (and record your statements),… Read More »

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When Is an Employer Responsible for a Work Injury Because of “Serious and Willful Misconduct”?

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The California workers’ compensation system is a form of insurance that provides financial support for employees who are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation insurance is intended to prevent workers from needing to sue their employers for damages when they’re hurt on the job. In fact, most California workers do not have the legal… Read More »

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What Happens If I Lose My Case? Do I Have to Pay the Medical Bills? Do I Have to Pay My Attorney?

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If you were injured in a car accident or other negligence-based incident, you can pursue a personal injury case against the at-fault parties. The aim of a personal injury claim is to ensure that the party responsible for your injury is forced to compensate you for the harm you have suffered. Likewise, if you… Read More »

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Can An Employee Have a Workers’ Compensation Claim and a Labor Law Claim Open at the Same Time and in Reference to the Same Event?

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Workers’ compensation claims arise from workplace injuries. Often, workplace injuries come about as a result of employer negligence. For instance, employers might fail to provide proper safety equipment, they could fail to provide appropriate training, or they may require workers to perform unsafe tasks. If you have a labor law claim against your employer… Read More »

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Can an Employer Summarily Terminate an Employee After He Is Released From Care and Given Permanent Work Restrictions in a Work Injury?

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Workers’ compensation provides benefits in the event of a workplace injury. There are limitations to what workers’ comp and other California worker protection laws and regulations provide, however. Many injured workers worry, rightfully, about whether their job will be waiting for them after they recover. Those worries are compounded if the injury leads to… Read More »

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Do I Have to Pay the Attorney Up Front?

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Hiring the right lawyer is necessary to protect your rights in a variety of circumstances. If you’ve been injured by a negligent party, hurt on the job, or if you’ve had your workplace rights violated by an employer, you deserve compensation. You need a good lawyer on your side to make sure you get… Read More »

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