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Posted By DAM Firm | June 6 2023 | Spinal Cord Injury

The Long-Term Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries

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. 

The Long-Term Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries

The Medical Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury

Information made available by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) shows us shocking numbers about medical costs related to spinal cord injuries.

Posted By DAM Firm | May 3 2023 | Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp: Lost Time vs. Medical-Only Claims

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.

Posted By DAM Firm | April 5 2023 | Workers' Compensation

Are Truck Drivers Covered by Workers’ Comp After an Accident?

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.

Posted By DAM Firm | February 6 2023 | Workers' Compensation

How Are Workers’ Comp Benefits Calculated in California?

Individuals who sustain injuries on the job should be able to recover various types of compensation for their losses. First and foremost, this includes coverage of their medical expenses. If an injury prevents an individual from working for a short or longer period of time, they may also be able to recover a significant portion of their wages as part of the compensation.

Posted By DAM Firm | January 3 2023 | Workers' Compensation

What is Maximum Medical Improvement?

There are various terms associated with workplace injuries that you need to be aware of, including maximum medical improvement (MMI). This is a phrase related to the process of determining when a person has reached the point in their recovery process that additional medical treatment will likely not change the situation.

Posted By DAM Firm | December 1 2022 | Workers' Compensation

How Long Do I Have to Report a Work Injury in California?

If you sustain an on-the-job injury in California, then the number one priority must be seeking medical treatment. However, there are also various deadlines that you need to be aware of when it comes to reporting the injury to your employer and for recovering benefits.

Reporting the Injury to a Supervisor or Employer

Aside from seeking immediate medical care after sustaining an on-the-job injury, perhaps the most important aspect of the compensation recovery process is reporting the incident to your employer.