Workplace Machine & Equipment Injuries - What to Do Next

Workplace Machine & Equipment Injuries - What to Do Next

Injuries from machinery accidents make up 25 percent of all workplace incidents and every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job. If you have been hurt in a machinery accident at work, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Learn more here.

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How Trumps' Policies Negatively Affect Workers’ Compensation

How Trumps' Policies Negatively Affect Workers’ Compensation

Each of the laws the President has upended in the last two years affect all Americans in one way or another. Included are employees who have been hurt on the job; Trump’s policies are making it harder to collect workers’ compensation benefits.

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Retail Workers Suffer Higher Injury Rate Than Construction Industry

Retail Workers Suffer Higher Injury Rate Than Construction Industry

What many retail workers don’t realize is that it is illegal for employers to retaliate because an employee reports an injury. Not only can retail workers keep their jobs, but those who file for workers’ compensation may also receive benefits that will pay for their medical costs.

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Heat-Related Illnesses Are Killing America’s Agricultural Workers

Heat-Related Illnesses Are Killing America’s Agricultural Workers

Not everyone knows what it’s like to endure the summer heat while performing physically demanding labor. America’s agricultural workers are subject to incredibly dangerous work conditions that can lead to nausea, dehydration, heat stroke, and even death.

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What is a “Working Day” for Purposes of Utilization Review in California?

What is a “Working Day” for Purposes of Utilization Review in California?

The phrase “working day” is important here as Labor Code Section 4610 states that a claims administrator’s decision regarding requests by a physician shall be made in a timely fashion that is appropriate for the nature of the employee’s condition. Learn more here.

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6 Most Dangerous Jobs in California

6 Most Dangerous Jobs in California

A surprising 376 California workers died on the job in 2016, according to data from the California Department of Industrial Relations. That’s more than one work-related death per day on average. But which jobs are the riskiest of all? Here’s a look at the six most dangerous jobs in California.

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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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