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Why would a workers' compensation claim in California fail?

It is safe to say that most workers in California find comfort in knowing that workers' compensation benefits are available after a workplace accident. However, just because an employer complies with the law to provide workers' compensation coverage does not necessarily guarantee that a claim will succeed.

Filing a successful workers' compensation claim in California

Suffering an injury on the job changes your life in many ways. It can take you away from your job and your income and it can lead to expensive medical bills. In severe cases, a work accident can result in temporary or permanent disability or even death.

Could your workplace be making you ill?

Exposure to chemicals and other toxins in your California workplace can endanger your health, sometimes for the rest of your life. In many cases, workers and even employers are not aware of toxic dangers. This can make it difficult to know whether you are simply sick or if your symptoms arose because of exposure to toxic substances in the workplace.

Can Californians use their own doctor to treat work injuries?

Workers' compensation laws and regulations vary among states. While the differences are typically not very large, some of them may matter a great deal to those suffering from a workplace injury. One rule that affects California employees centers on what physician they can see following a work-related injury.

Why are some workers' compensation claims denied?

Aside from suffering a workplace injury in the first place, receiving notice that your workers' compensation claim was denied is one of the most frustrating events you can experience. You are already suffering and may be unable to work so the benefits you would receive from your claim are much-needed. Unfortunately, claim denials can and do happen.

Common head injuries suffered on the job

Going to work each day is something millions of Americans do without worry about suffering an injury. The sad fact of the matter is that many Americans get injured on the job every year, and it happens at jobs that don't seem to be dangerous. Today, we will take a look at the common head injuries suffered on the job in Stanislaus, California.

Why should I report a work injury immediately?

Suffering an injury on the job is never an easy situation with which to deal. You will need to seek medical treatment and then continued care if the injury is serious enough. You will then need to file for workers' compensation benefits. There's plenty for you to worry about when injured on the job, including not being able to pay the bills while you are out of work. So, why should you report a work injury immediately?

Tips for preventing repetitive motion injuries on the job

Not many people focus on how they perform their job duties each day, but it is something that should be taken seriously. You need to make a conscious effort to monitor how you move your body while at work in order to avoid suffering a repetitive motion injury (RMI). You don't need to work in construction or in a warehouse to suffer such an injury either. Let's take a look at how you can avoid repetitive motion injuries.

Explaining how workers' compensation settlements are handled

When you suffer an injury while on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits in California. If the injury will cause you to miss work for an extended period, the benefits will be paid until you are cleared to return. Now, what happens if you are permanently out of work due to the injury suffered on the job? Let's take a look at workers' compensation settlements and how they can benefit you.

Looking at workers' compensation fraud in California

Workers' compensation benefits are vital to the health and well-being of the California workforce. Thousands of employers offer these benefits to their employees in Stanislaus and throughout the state. The best thing about workers' compensation insurance in California is that it is a no-fault system, which means workers don't have to prove that their injury was caused by someone else. A big issue facing workers' compensation is fraud.

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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to 5 years in prison or up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.

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