Opioid Addiction Increasing in Construction Sites, Factories, & Warehouses

Opioid Addiction Increasing in Construction Sites, Factories, & Warehouses

Workers who are injured in construction sites, factories, and warehouses are often prescribed opioids to relieve the pain. Unfortunately, workers are becoming addicted to these powerful drugs and suffering severe consequences to their health, relationships, and jobs as a result.

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Treatment Was Denied By Utilization Review and I Want To Sue The Doctor

Treatment Was Denied By Utilization Review and I Want To Sue The Doctor

The court found utilization review entities are afforded the same protection as insurance carriers and claims administrators who stand in the shoes of the employer, shielded from liability for anything other than the workers’ compensation claim.

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Increased Workplace Accidents During Daylight Savings Time

Increased Workplace Accidents During Daylight Savings Time

Evidence suggests that time changes like daylight savings can increase the frequency of work injuries. This has especially been shown to be the case following the start of daylight savings in the spring where Americans ‘spring ahead’ and lose an hour against the clock. Learn more.

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Opioid Addiction and Workers’ Compensation in San Diego, CA

Opioid Addiction and Workers’ Compensation in San Diego, CA

You’re hooked on painkillers from your workers’ compensation injury and now you can’t kick them, is this covered? Our San Diego workers’ compensation attorneys are familiar with the complexities that can develop in cases as a result of opioid medications being prescribed.

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Falls From Height on a Construction Site: Scaffolding and Ladders

Falls From Height on a Construction Site: Scaffolding and Ladders

Every day, construction workers leave their homes to work in extremely dangerous conditions. If you suffer an accident, you have 30 days from the date of your injury to file a claim, but the sooner you can report your injury, the better your chances of recovering the full benefits you deserve.

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Types of Construction Accidents Causing the Highest Workers' Comp Claims

Types of Construction Accidents Causing the Highest Workers' Comp Claims

A job in the construction industry is extremely dangerous. Here are the types of construction accidents causing the highest workers' comp claims by The Law Office of Gerald D. Brody & Associates in San Diego.

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Latest California Court Rulings On Uber & Postmates Workers' Compensation

Latest California Court Rulings On Uber & Postmates Workers' Compensation

The case of someone who works as a driver using a ridesharing application, an argument can be made they are an employee and afforded workers’ compensation coverage as well as other traditional employee benefits.

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California Workers’ Compensation Rates for Truck Drivers

California Workers’ Compensation Rates for Truck Drivers

While they do have dangerous jobs, truck drivers are eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits to cover the costs of recovery in case of an injury. Here’s a look at the payments available to truck drivers in California.

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Does Workers’ Comp Insurance Cover Car Accidents?

Does Workers’ Comp Insurance Cover Car Accidents?

At the Law Office of Gerald Brody & Associates in San Diego, our attorneys specialize in workers’ compensation law and have the knowledge and experience to help you collect maximum benefits for your injuries. Schedule your free case evaluation and see if your car accident injuries qualify.

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Does Workers’ Comp Pay for Time Off for Doctors’ Appointments in California?

Does Workers’ Comp Pay for Time Off for Doctors’ Appointments in California?

Many employers believe that if you aren’t working, you shouldn’t be paid for your time. However, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and California Labor Code 4600 protect workers who become injured performing their job duties and need time off for doctors’ appointments. Learn more here.

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Road Worker Injured in an Accident? “Slow for the Cone Zone”

Road Worker Injured in an Accident? “Slow for the Cone Zone”

The California Department of Transportation uses the phrase “Slow for the Cone Zone” to promote safety awareness for roadside construction workers. The attorneys at Gerald D. Brody & Associates are willing and able to assist for roadside construction worker injuries.

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California Prison Law and the Rights of Inmates

California Prison Law and the Rights of Inmates

Many labor programs place California state prisoners in unfavorable and even toxic work environments. Fortunately, these individuals are protected under workers’ compensation law for injuries sustained on the job while incarcerated. Here’s a closer look at prisoner rights to workers’ compensation.

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6 Common Mistakes That'll Destroy Your Workers’ Comp Claim

6 Common Mistakes That'll Destroy Your Workers’ Comp Claim

In such a complex system, it’s difficult to know if you’re making good choices – or if you’re making workers’ comp mistakes that could destroy your claim. We’ve put together a list of common mistakes we see injured employees make so you can avoid them.

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Suffered a Shipyard Injury in San Diego? Follow These Steps

Suffered a Shipyard Injury in San Diego? Follow These Steps

Shipyard workers are at constant risk for burns, bone fractures, electric shock, hearing and vision loss, and other serious injuries. The Longshore Act provides medical and wage loss benefits to help these individuals recover from their injuries. Here's what you should do after a shipyard injury.

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