Following Medical Recommendations after a Work Injury

Following Medical Recommendations after a Work Injury

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If you have recently been injured in a workplace accident, it’s critical that you understand how your actions can affect your ability to get workers’ compensation benefits - or compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, in some cases. While you may feel like your injuries will get better on their own or that your doctor’s treatment recommendations are unnecessary, it’s critical that you follow them in order to get the benefits or compensation to which you are entitled under California law. Insurance Companies are on the Lookout for Fraud Workers’ compensation benefits are never guaranteed, as the insurance company determines the benefits it will pay. You can bet that workers’ compensation insurance adjusters will be doing everything they can to identify when a claim is invalid or is the product…
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Reporting Your Workplace Accident

Reporting Your Workplace Accident

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When a workplace accident happens, you might be tempted to stay quiet and wait to see whether your injuries subside on their own. This can be a big mistake. If you feel any pain or discomfort after an accident on the job, you should immediately report what happened to your employer and tell them you need medical attention. The initial report of the workplace accident is key if you need to file a workers’ compensation claim. If you can inform your employer right away, it is a good idea to do so. If you need emergency care and do not have the chance to tell your supervisor, you must provide them notice within 30 days in California. Even if your supervisor heard about the accident and your injuries from other…
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Be Aware of Workers’ Compensation Fraud Schemes

Be Aware of Workers’ Compensation Fraud Schemes

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When you apply for workers’ compensation benefits after a work-related injury, you are looking for financial relief, and the last thing you likely expect is to suffer additional financial losses. However, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns people across the United States of fraudsters who aim to take advantage of people in this situation. Recently, a group of people in San Diego engaged in a fraud scheme posing as a hotline to help injured workers, mostly targeting migrant seasonal workers. The workers thought they were calling to get legal and medical help when the fraudsters instead subjected the patients to unnecessary and intrusive medical procedures to defraud workers’ compensation insurers. The scheme used flyers, billboards, and other ads to target people in industries with a high risk of injuries.…
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Workers’ Compensation in California FAQ

Workers’ Compensation in California FAQ

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While you may know that your employer should provide benefits after a work-related injury, many people have many questions about how to receive those benefits. The following are some common questions about how the workers’ compensation system works in California. If you need help with a claim, contact a workers’ compensation lawyer in Los Angeles today. What types of injuries are covered by workers’ comp? You should qualify for workers’ compensation benefits for any type of injury or illness that stemmed from your job duties. Some common conditions include: Head and brain injuries Broken bones Back injuries Soft tissue injuries Repetitive stress injuries Toxic exposure illnesses and injuries Whether your job duties caused a fracture or a life-threatening illness, the law entitles you to benefits. What benefits can I receive?…
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