• Am I Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-Apr-2018

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a government-run program that provides financial support to people who are unable to maintain gainful employment due to permanent disabilities. There are several requirements you must meet in order to receive SSDI benefits. Our legal team will analyze your situation and discuss your options for pursuing SSDI benefits. In order to quality for SSDI ...
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  • Hearing Loss in the Workplace - How to Increase Your Safety

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 3-Apr-2018

    Hearing loss can result from a spontaneous event, such as an explosion, or by constant exposure to loud noise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 22 million Americans suffer from occupational hearing loss each year. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that more than $240 million is spent on workers’ compensation ...
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  • 5 Most Common Wear & Tear Injuries in the Workplace

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 27-Mar-2018

    Wear and tear injuries, also known as repetitive stress injuries, develop over time and often grow worse if not treated. They are long-lasting, and cause pain, immobility, and a decreased quality of life. If your work environment has caused your wear and tear injuries, you may be able to file a claim to pursue workers’ compensation. Our firm has guided hundreds of clients through the ...
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  • Inadequate Training Injuries

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 21-Mar-2018

    In order to properly use equipment and machinery, workers need to have adequate training. Employers who fail to provide necessary training, education, and supervision to employees may be held liable for negligence in court. While injured workers may file a workers’ compensation claim with their employer’s insurance company, filing a civil lawsuit may be necessary when the employer ...
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  • How Social Media Could Affect Your Workers' Comp Claim

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 6-Mar-2018

    Social media allows people to stay connected, which is particularly helpful after you’ve been involved in an accident. You may want to post online to let people know you are okay, but this could backfire. Many people don’t realize that insurance companies look at their social media profiles to determine the validity of their worker’ compensation claims. This means, if you are ...
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  • Scaffolding Accidents - What You Need to Know

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 26-Feb-2018

    Scaffolding accidents account for thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. Employers have a responsibility to provide proper safety training to all employees who work on and around scaffolding. The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) sets forth guidelines for employers to follow. This involves providing adequate safety equipment, training, ...
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  • Should I See a Doctor After an On-the-Job Accident?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 14-Feb-2018

    Whether you tripped and fell at work, or you were hit by a falling object at a construction site, it is always a good idea to make an appointment to see your doctor. Many people wait or don’t see a doctor at all, thinking they are fine. When reality hits and they need compensation for an injury, their claim may be denied because they failed to receive medical attention. Thus, even if you ...
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  • Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Toxic Exposure

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 5-Feb-2018

    Depending on your work environment, you may be required to handle volatile or harmful substances. In other situations, you may be exposed to a toxic substance at work without realizing it. Certain chemicals can be detrimental to your health. If you touch a hazardous material, ingest a harmful substance through water or food, or breathe in toxic fumes or vapors, you may suffer severe side effects. ...
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  • Can I Receive Workers' Compensation for an Occupational Disease?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 30-Jan-2018

    Workers’ compensation is designed to provide financial relief to employees who have suffered injuries at work. However, are you still eligible for compensation if you sustained an illness from your workplace conditions? The answer is yes. Employees are entitled to receive workers’ compensation for occupational diseases, just as they are for occupational injuries. Occupational diseases ...
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  • Understanding Employer Retaliation Laws in California

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 18-Jan-2018

    In California, employer retaliation is strictly prohibited. This means it is illegal for your employer to take negative employment actions against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim, reporting the employer’s illegal activities (whistleblowing), or doing other protected activities. All complaints of employer retaliation are handled by the California Division of Labor Standards ...
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  • Insurance Companies Seek to Weaken Cumulative Trauma Injury Claims

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 17-Jan-2018

    Cumulative trauma (CT) injury claims are crucial for workers who have been hurt at work over time, not within a single instance or accident. Oftentimes, a CT injury claim is filed by an employee who was exposed to toxic substances for many years, or who completed the same action again and again, ultimately causing a repetitive stress injury (RSI). The benefits gained through a workers’ ...
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  • Common Construction Site Injuries - What You Need to Know

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 9-Jan-2018

    Construction sites are notorious for being hazardous working environments. With all the heavy equipment, scaffolding, and other unstable and dangerous conditions, it is easy for accidents to happen. What are some of the most common types of construction injuries, and how can you avoid them? Injuries that commonly affect construction workers include: Broken bones and fractures Lost limbs or digits ...
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  • Reaching MMI: What's Next

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 29-Dec-2017

    According to the American Medical Association, Medical Maximum Improvement (MMI) is defined as “the point at which a condition has stabilized and is unlikely to change (i.e. improve or worsen) substantially in the next year, with or without treatment. Although signs and symptoms of the condition may way and wane over time, further overall recovery or deterioration is not anticipated.” ...
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  • Can I Appeal a Workers' Comp Denial?

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

    If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim and your request was denied, it means your claims administrator has decided that your injury or illness is not covered under California’s workers’ comp policies. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you should give up just yet. First, you must figure out the reason why your claim was denied. It should be explained in the denial ...
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  • Social Security Disability Explained

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 14-Dec-2017

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a Social Security program that pays monthly benefits to those who have become disabled before reaching the age of retirement and are not able to continue working. It is most commonly known as “workers disability.” To qualify for the SSDI program, it is required to have work a specific number of years in a job where you paid Social Security ...
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