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  • 5 Common Workers' Compensation Injuries

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 17-Nov-2017

    There are often many dangers in a workplace, and employers have a responsibility to keep things reasonably safe. Unfortunately, their failure to do so leads to many serious injuries each year. If you or someone you love has suffered due to the negligence of an employer, contact our Glendale workers’ compensation lawyers today to pursue justice. #1: Overexertion Injuries which stem from ...
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  • When is Sexual Harassment a Workers' Comp Claim?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 16-Nov-2017

    Nobody deserves to have their personal space or comfort violated, least of all in a professional work environment. Sadly, many cases of workplace harassment go unreported because victims worry that they won’t be believed, they might lose their job, or that nothing productive can be done. In truth, there is always something that can be done to protect you from sexual harassment in the ...
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  • What are Permanent Disability Benefits?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 15-Nov-2017

    Although most workers tend to fully recover from their job injuries, some continue to have serious, debilitating medical problems. A permanent disability is any long lasting disability or illness that impacts a person’s ability to work and earn a living. People with work-related injuries that resulted in permanent disability are entitled to disability benefits, even if they are able to go ...
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  • What Expenses Will Workers' Compensation Cover?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-Nov-2017

    American workers who are injured on the job are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance in case any of their employees get hurt while working. But what expenses are covered by workers’ compensation benefits? We explain below. Medical Expenses Workers’ compensation benefits cover all medical ...
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  • Attorney Alan Wax Speaks at CWCDAA on Utilization & Independent Medical Review

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 10-Nov-2017

    The California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association (CWCDAA) 2017 Annual Winter Conference was a huge success, and Attorney Alan Wax of the Law Offices of Wax & Wax was there as a keynote speaker. Each year, the CWCDAA brings together some of the sharpest minds in workers’ compensation law for a large, multiday conference. This event provides incredible ...
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  • Returning to Work After Workers' Compensation Leave

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 9-Nov-2017

    Workers who are injured while performing job-related duties have a right to worker’s compensation benefits to assist with their overall recovery. But what happens when an injured worker is ready to get back to work? In this blog, we answer some common questions that arise for employees returning to work after filing a workers’ compensation claim. Will My Job Still Be There When ...
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  • Are Workers' Comp Claims Different than Personal Injury Claims?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Nov-2017

    When it comes to workers’ comp claims and personal injury claims, the biggest difference between the two is that personal injury claims are based on fault, while workers’ comp claims are not. To collect compensation for injuries acquired from a non-work-related accident, a person must prove that another party’s negligence caused their injuries. In this blog, we discuss other ...
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  • What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Board Certified Attorney in Workers' Compensation Law?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 6-Nov-2017

    There are a lot of lawyers out there who claim that they “specialize” in workers compensation law. However, many of these attorneys are more like generalist. This is because they lack the focus and necessary hands on experience that is needed to handle all aspects of a workers’ compensation claim. Don’t let yourself be fooled by these imposters, instead, hire a board ...
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  • SSDI Benefits vs. Workers' Comp: Which Is Right for Me?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 3-Nov-2017

    Injured workers are entitled to a few types of financial support, like workers’ compensation and Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) . However, determining which benefits you qualify for can be a tricky matter. In this blog, we explain some of the key differences between workers ‘comp and SSDI. What’s the Difference? States require employers to carry workers’ ...
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  • Can My Employer Fire Me While I'm on Workers' Comp Leave?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 1-Nov-2017

    Some people avoid filing their workers’ compensation claim because they fear that their employer will retaliate by firing them. However, it is important to know that an employer cannot fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. While you can’t be fired for making your initial claim, there are circumstances where your employer can fire you while your workers’ comp ...
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  • Common Work-Related Shoulder Injuries

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 30-Oct-2017

    One of the most common occupational hazards is shoulder injuries. While OSHA has a detailed set of guidelines to help prevent these kinds of injuries, many workers continue to suffer from should injuries caused by their job duties. Employees who work long hours using repetitive arm movements are at high risk of sustaining a shoulder injury. In this bog, we explain some of the common types of ...
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  • Governor Brown Vetoes AB 570, Citing Gender Discrimination

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 20-Oct-2017

    Workers’ compensation law won’t be getting any major changes anytime soon, as the only major piece of legislation to reach Governor Brown’s desk after this year’s legislative session has been vetoed. AB 570 has been vetoed, with the Governor writing a fairly lengthy explanation letter for his decision in returning the bill to the State Assembly without his signature. ...
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  • Work-Related Skin Disorders

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 16-Oct-2017

    When your skin comes into contact with dangerous substances or chemicals, you can be exposed to various diseases and injuries that can have lifetime effects on your skin and body. Skin exposure can happen through contact with cleaning products, oils, paints, adhesives, welding fumes, wet cement, and wood dust. Prolonged or frequent contact with water can also cause damage to one’s skin. Some ...
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  • How Long Does A Workers' Comp Case Take?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 11-Oct-2017

    Although the workers’ comp system is intended to streamline the compensation process for injured workers, a common complaint among people filing their claims is that the process moves at too slowly of a pace. In this blog, we explain how long the average workers’ comp case can take and the factors that can impact the length of a case. Average Duration According to a recent survey, the ...
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  • How Can I Make My Workers' Comp Case Move Along Faster?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 5-Oct-2017

    After you have filed for workers’ compensation benefits, it can seem like an eternity before your case begins to see any signs of progress. Workers' comp cases take some time and require a good amount of patience. In fact, the cases commonly take serval months before a resolution can be reached. Although workers’ compensation cases can be lengthy, there are a few things that you ...
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  • CAAA Workers' Compensation Newsletter

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 3-Oct-2017

    This month’s California Applicants’ Attorneys Association Workers’ Compensation Newsletter presented a number of important subjects, ranging from news topics, events, informative pieces, and more. The newsletter opens with a piece titled Senator Steven Bradford: Aiming At the Racist Heart of Appointment, in which he highlights the racist undertones of the apportionment regime in ...
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  • What Is a Cumulative Trauma Disorder?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 26-Sep-2017

    Cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs), also called repetitive strain injuries, are some of the most reported types of occupational injuries. These types of injuries affect the musculoskeletal system, which includes joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. CTDs are typically caused by a combination of the following: Repetitive Motions Awkward Posture Mental Stress Forceful ...
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  • Can I Collect Workers' Comp for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 21-Sep-2017

    Carpal tunnel syndrome has become more and more common among workers who perform their job duties over a keyboard and mouse, though the injury is also frequently seen in other occupations as well. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve and the tendons that flex your fingers. “Carpal tunnel" refers to an area in in your wrist through which the median nerve ...
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  • Are Back Injuries Covered Under Workers' Compensation?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 18-Sep-2017

    Back injuries are among the most commonly reported workplace injuries. From sprains to herniated disks, back injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating. Not only do these types of injuries tend to require surgery or extensive treatments, they can also prevent workers from returning to their occupations. Although injured workers are entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits ...
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  • Attorney Alan L. Wax Speaking at 2017 CWCDAA Annual Winter Conference

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-Sep-2017

    Our firm, Law Offices of Wax & Wax is thrilled to announce our very own Attorney Alan L. Wax has been selected to speak at the 2017 CWCDAA Annual Winter Conference. Hosted by the California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys Association, this conference will be held from November 3-5 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa in Anaheim, California. Attorney Wax will be ...
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  • California Labor Commissioner Throws ICE Agents out of Offices

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Sep-2017

    In line with the current Presidential administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have begun visiting several of the offices of California’s state Labor Commissioner in an effort to apprehend undocumented workers or obtain information about claims made by undocumented individuals. However, Labor Commissioner Julie Su has responded ...
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  • Occupational Vision Loss

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 25-Aug-2017

    According to studies conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has also reported that workplace eye injuries cost roughly $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment, and worker compensation. From vision strain to permanent eye damage or blindness, occupational ...
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  • Workers' Compensation: Lost Wages

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 17-Aug-2017

    If you miss time from work because of a work-related accident, you are entitled to collect worker’s compensation benefits for your lost wages. State laws require employers to pay for at least a portion of their employees missed wages while they are recovering from an injury. This is known as “time-loss compensation” or “temporary disability” payments. How your benefit ...
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  • How Much Time do I Have to File for Workers' Comp?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Aug-2017

    In order to receive benefits for a work-related injury, you will need to file a workers’ compensation claim. This claim will need to be filed within a certain time limit, so it is important to get started on your injury claim as soon as possible. Filing your workers’ comp claim early on will make it easier for you to establish proof of your eligibility for benefits. States generally ...
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  • 7 Common Workplace Accidents

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 1-Aug-2017

    Work place injuries are a common occurrence that could be avoided with increased awareness and safety precautions. That is why it is important to be aware of some of the common types of work place accidents. In this blog, we explain 7 workplace accents that you should be more aware of. Slips, Trips, & Falls: Falls on wet and slippery floors or trips over objects lying on the floor are the ...
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