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If you sustain a workplace injury in California, you would typically be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits to help with medical bills and lost wages. However, these claims can be challenging, particularly when the insurance carrier or employer questions how the injury occurred or the severity of the injury. Here, we want to review some of these steps you should not take after sustaining a workplace injury and starting workers’ compensation.
Workplace injuries are not uncommon in the state of California. However, it does help to associate actual data with various statistics to gain a better understanding of the issue. In general, workplace injury victims are able to recover money for their losses through workers’ compensation, but we strongly encourage any person who has sustained a severe on-the-job injury to reach out to an attorney for a free consultation.
The construction industry is growing, with the number of employees within this particular type of workforce increasing significantly over the last decade. Along with this growing area of the workforce comes more injuries. According to information from the National Safety Council, the construction industry experienced the largest number of preventable fatal injuries in 2021.
Spinal cord injuries are often devastating for California residents. Not only can they lead to significant short and long-term physical setbacks, but they can reach into the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars of medical expenses, lost wages, home modifications, and more.
Information made available by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) shows us shocking numbers about medical costs related to spinal cord injuries.
When individuals sustain workplace injuries in California, they will likely be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits not only for their medical expenses but potentially for wages caused by time away from work. Here, we want to discuss the difference between a claim that involves just medical benefits and claims that involve medical benefits along with lost time.
Commercial truck operators are a lifeline for California. These drivers and their vehicles ensure goods and supplies get to and from the state each day, but there are times when truck drivers sustain injuries on the job. Here, we want to discuss whether or not truck drivers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance after a truck accident.