Workers’ Compensation Concerns for Construction Workers

Workers’ Compensation Concerns for Construction Workers

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Almost anyone can suffer injuries at work - even if you work in an office building with seemingly few hazards. However, some people go to work each day well-aware of the inherent risks of accidents and injuries that come with their jobs, including construction workers. Construction sites are almost everywhere you look around Los Angeles, whether crews are building new structures, repairing buildings, or maintaining or improving roads. No matter where a construction crew is assigned, you can bet there are numerous hazards that can lead to construction accidents. Construction accidents can happen in many different ways, including: Falling objects hit a worker on the ground below A worker falls from a high place, such as a ladder, roof, or scaffolding Power tool malfunctions Heavy equipment accidents Traffic accidents in…
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How Does a Pre-existing Condition Affect a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

How Does a Pre-existing Condition Affect a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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Most of us have had some type of injury in the past, and the effects of certain injuries may be lingering. If you hurt yourself at work, a pre-existing condition may complicate your workers’ compensation claim. If you had an injury before a work accident caused new injuries or aggravated old ones, you should seek legal assistance from a workers’ compensation attorney right away. There are different situations in which a pre-existing condition may be an issue in your claim: You had a previous injury that had completely healed, and your workplace accident reaggravated the same type of injury again. You had a previous injury and still have some symptoms, and your workplace accident significantly worsened the injury and symptoms. You had a previous injury (whether or not you still…
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What Happens If You are Injured at a Seasonal Job?

What Happens If You are Injured at a Seasonal Job?

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Every holiday season, you work for a couple of months at a retail store to help with the seasonal rush. On Black Friday, a shopper rushing to get to an item knocks you over, causing you to hit your head and sustain a traumatic brain injury. You know you need medical treatment and time to rest before you should return to work, but you are concerned about the costs of medical care and losing income from missing weeks on the job. Fortunately, seasonal workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for work-related injuries just like any other employee. California law requires employers to provide workers’ compensation coverage for employees who are hurt while they are working. This includes seasonal and temporary workers, as you do not have to work for…
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Why was Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

Why was Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

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California law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover the medical expenses and the lost income of employees who suffer workplace injuries. So why is it that some workers who suffer on-the-job injuries receive a denial of their workers’ compensation claim? A denial can happen right away, or the insurer may cancel your benefits too soon. In any case, it is important to understand why claims get denied and to call an experienced employee defense attorney as soon as possible. Mistakes when filing your claim - While a workers’ compensation claim may seem straightforward, many people make errors that lead to a delay or denial. We can be denied if you failed to report the injury to your employer in a timely manner, did not provide the required…
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