• Can a Workers' Compensation Claim be Reopened?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 25-Jul-2019

    When a workers’ compensation claim is resolved, the intention is that the provided benefits will provide adequate financial support so the injury victim can pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. This purpose is not achieved in every case, and a victim may find, for one reason or another, that their workers’ compensation benefits are not sufficient. In these cases, the ...
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  • How are Workers' Compensation Payments Calculated?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 17-Jul-2019

    One of the most common questions work injury victims ask is: “How much is my claim worth?” Although it is difficult to determine a figure in advance, there are some methods that can be used to predict what factors will affect your benefits. Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits The amount of workers’ compensation benefits a person receives often depends on the severity of ...
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  • Does Workers' Compensation Cover Employee Negligence?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Jul-2019

    On-the-job injuries can be caused by almost anything in a workplace: Faulty equipment, unsafe sites, and a lack of safety oversight by an employer are all factors that frequently contribute to work accidents. Employer negligence, in particular, is often blamed for work accidents. But in some cases, employee negligence is at fault — either the negligence of a coworker, or of the injury victim ...
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  • Can I Sue My Employer for a Workplace Injury?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 24-Jun-2019

    Following a workplace accident, you are likely confused and overwhelmed with the prospect of pursuing the compensation you deserve. Due to the stressful and urgent nature of the situation, you may be further unsure of whether you should fight for workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s insurance or by pursuing litigation in court. Determining the best course of action ...
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  • Can I Get Workers' Compensation for Depression?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 17-Jun-2019

    Sometimes, a workplace accident or injury is so devastating that it affects the victim in more ways than one. Depending on the circumstances of your on the job injury, you may be suffering from a far more than just physical consequences. In fact, the majority of injured employees experience some sort of mental or emotional difficulty in the aftermath of what they have endured. Depression is ...
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  • Can I Choose My Own Doctor for a Workers' Compensation Claim?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 10-Jun-2019

    Even the most cautious employee may find themselves sustaining an injury in an unexpected accident in the workplace. When this happens, there is no time to waste in immediately seeking top medical care. Many employees don’t realize the doctor who treats them plays a priceless role in determining the outcome of their workers’ compensation case. In fact, many valid claims having been ...
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  • Common Workers' Compensation Misconceptions

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 20-May-2019

    If you have been injured at work, it is your responsibility to learn about the workers’ compensation system and how it can serve you. Unfortunately, you cannot hope for your employer to always look out for your best interests which is why it is vital you understand your rights to fight for the compensation you are entitled to. Without proper guidance and counsel, you may fall victim to ...
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  • What Are the Penalties for Workers' Compensation Fraud?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-May-2019

    Unexpected injuries or accidents are rampant in the workplace, and workers’ compensation benefits exist to protect those in need of assistance and care after the fact. Though rare, workers’ compensation fraud happens. Filing a fraudulent claim to recover these benefits will result in substantial civil and criminal consequences, including jail time and fines. Examples of Workers’ ...
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  • Can I Retire While On Workers' Compensation?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 6-May-2019

    Every employee looks forward to the day they can finally retire and look back on all of their years of hard work and dedication with pride. Unfortunately, things do not always go as planned. Many employees are injured on the job before they have the chance to fulfill their career hopes and dreams. As an injured worker who is nearing the end of your career, you may be concerned that retiring will ...
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  • Why You Need Workers' Comp Insurance for Your Domestic Employee

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 2-May-2019

    Protect Yourself and Your Nanny or Household Employees If you hire a nanny, household employee, or home healthcare employee to care for a family member or your children, you need to consider workers’ compensation insurance. As soon as you hire someone to work in your home, your home is a “workplace” and injuries that occur there are your responsibility. The safest way to protect ...
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  • What to Do When You're Unhappy with Your Workers' Comp Doctor

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 24-Apr-2019

    What to Do When You Don’t Like, Or Disagree with, Your Doctor If you are dealing with a work-related injury or illness and receive dismissive or inadequate care from the assigned physician, there are steps to take to protect yourself. It is not uncommon for workers’ compensation doctors to brush off work related injuries, to not take patients seriously, and to be unsympathetic. The ...
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  • Signs of Employer Retaliation for Filing Workers' Compensation

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 21-Apr-2019

    As an employee who was injured on the job, you are within your full rights to pursue workers’ compensation for your injuries and damages. If you file a workers’ compensation case and suddenly find you have no job to return to, you are not alone. Many employers actively discourage employees from filing these claims, despite California law prohibiting workplace discrimination against the ...
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  • Workers' Comp FAQ: 5 Common Questions and Answers

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 19-Apr-2019

    Workers’ Compensation Basics Workers’ compensation insurance and benefits protect employers and employees when an injury occurs. Understanding workers compensation laws in your state will help you know what to do when an injury occurs, what is and isn’t covered, and if you can choose your doctor. The 5 questions and answers below provide basic knowledge about California workers ...
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  • Do Independent Contractors Qualify for Workers' Compensation?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 14-Apr-2019

    No matter the industry or workforce, the state of California demands employers protect their employees’ safety and wellbeing while on the job. Injured workers are entitled to financial compensation for their physical and emotional damages, though employers may attempt to shirk this responsibility--even if their negligence or misconduct resulted in injury. Unfortunately, independent ...
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  • Workers' Compensation & The Trucking Industry

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 7-Apr-2019

    Trucking is one of the most grueling and exhaustive professions in the workforce. Drivers must skillfully operate large vehicles filled to the brim with cargo while maintaining endurance to travel long distances. The job is incredibly demanding with everyday elements such as dangerous weather conditions and heavy traffic jams, increasing various risks. Truck accidents are vastly more devastating ...
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