Who determines the degree and value of a work injury (Workers’ Comp) in the State of California
If you have a work-related (WC) injury, you may qualify for worker’s compensation benefits and ultimately get a disability rating. Submit your claim First, in order for you to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, you must file your claim on the DWC-1 form provided by your employer. If you qualify to file a claim, […]
Workers’ Comp is a right granted by the State of California that should work for you
The State of California Workers’ Comp is a complex system. However, the purpose is simple. The original intention was to provide guarantees and safety to workers who, like you, may suffer an accident at work. Principles that give rise to workers’ compensation in the state of California. The current system invites trust in the […]
What is the difference between California State Disability SDI or EDD and Worker’s Compensation (Workes’Comp)?
In the State of California, if you are injured on the job, you may be able to collect workers’ compensation if the injury prevents you from returning to work. It’s quite possible that you’ve heard someone talk about an injury they suffered outside of the workplace and how they’re collecting those benefits. In such […]
Three things undocumented workers need to know about workers’ compensation
If you are an undocumented worker, you are not alone. In fact, the American Immigration Council estimates that undocumented workers make up almost 10% of the massive workforce in the State of California. Even if you work carefully and wear protective gear, you can eventually be seriously injured on the job. Understanding the State […]
Can my Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD) be reduced if I file a workers’ compensation claim? (Worker’s Comp)
If you are injured on the job in the State of California, and you are already receiving Social Security Disability benefits for some other reason, you may hesitate to apply for workers’ compensation. There are some circumstances in which workers’ compensation benefits may affect your compensation (SSD) Social Security disability benefits). The Social Security Administration […]
Does the California Workers’ Compensation Law cover stress as an injury?
Psychological stress is a growing condition in the United States and throughout the State of California, so some states have begun taking steps to combat it. One such measure is allowing workers to receive workers’ compensation benefits for stress and other psychological injuries. According to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Division […]
Some considerations for workers’ compensation designated nurse case managers (NCM)
Shortly after a serious Workers’ Comp accident, you may receive a phone call from a person identifying themselves as a nurse case manager (NCM). This person works for the insurance company that is paying for your workers’ compensation medical care. This person may tell you that they are here to make your medical treatments work […]
What will happen to your job while you are injured?
If you were injured on the job in the State of California, you may have already filed a claim with your employer to start receiving Workers’ Compensation (WC) benefits. If the claim was approved, you will likely receive supplemental assistance until you are able to return to your job with or without medical restrictions. […]
Repetitive Injuries and Workers Compensation
Residents of the State of California often go above and beyond what their job requires of them, unfortunately this type of work ethic can lead to injuries. Some of the most common injuries workers have to deal with are repetitive motion injuries. Unlike other obvious work-related injuries, repetitive motion injuries can also develop off the […]
What do I need to know about Temporary Disability (TTD) benefits?
When you are injured while doing your job in the State of California, you should know that you can access Workers’ Compensation (WC) benefits. There are several benefits, and it is important to understand what you are eligible for. One type of compensation benefit you may receive is Temporary Disability (TTD) benefits. After sustaining […]