• 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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  • Youth Sports Leagues: Coaches and Workers' Comp

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

    If You Coach Youth Sports and Are Hurt on the Job, Does Workers’ Compensation Apply? If you coach little league, high school sports, or a private travel team, and you get hurt at an event, will it be covered by workers’ compensation? The question has several answers and depends on your title with the organization. The applicability of workers’ compensation to your injury will ...
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  • Workers Compensation Treatment Guidelines & Policies

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 15-Feb-2019

    Evidence-based treatment guidelines are a crucial aspect of delivering consistent and effective medical care to injured workers. Despite this fact, research has shown there is a significant variation in the specific treatment guidelines adopted and implemented in workers’ compensation systems throughout the United States. In State Policies on Treatment Guidelines and Utilization Management: ...
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  • Common Workplace Injuries: Food Industry Employees

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 12-Feb-2019

    Food Service Industry Workers and Workers’ Compensation From the teen working in a fast food drive-through to the server or chef at a five-star restaurant, there is a multitude of positions that one can hold in the food industry. Regardless of the exclusivity of the establishment where you are employed, there are a number of common potential risks associated with the restaurant industry. ...
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  • Drug Testing & Workplace Injuries: Burden of Proof

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

    Can a Drug Test Affect Your Workers’ Compensation Claim? The purpose of workers’ compensation insurance is to make sure that employees are protected from losing their income and subsequent means to well-being due to a workplace accident or illness. This inherent purpose, and the laws protecting the privacy of employees, work in your favor when it comes to drug testing after an injury. ...
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  • Common Workplace Injuries for Medical Professionals

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 22-Jan-2019

    Were You Hurt While Helping Others Heal? As medical professionals, you see tons of injuries, ailments and sicknesses daily, but you probably don’t think about your own risk of injury as much as you should. Healthcare workplace injuries are just as important to think about as others, and just as deserving of workers’ compensation. Our team of Glendale workers’ compensation ...
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  • SSDI and Lupus: Qualifications for Benefits

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

    You Are Not Alone The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1 in 20 Americans has Lupus. That is not a small number, with 16,000 new cases reported each year. Lupus, or Systematic Lupus Erythematosus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body including skin, joints or organs. It causes a malfunction of the autoimmune system resulting in the creation of antibodies ...
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  • Special Needs Educators & Work Injuries

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 9-Jan-2019

    Your Student Inflicted Injury Qualifies for Workers’ Comp As a special needs educator or school employee, you face situations that are out of the ordinary more often than others in the education system. Some of these situations are dangerous or violent in nature. You may suffer a student inflicted injury while at work, one that requires medical attention, and it may qualify for ...
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  • Avoiding Accusations of Workers' Compensation Fraud

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 31-Dec-2018

    Workers’ compensation insurance companies go to great lengths to avoid paying out on claims. If you have been injured at work and you are facing medical bills, time away from your job and lost wages, you don’t want to jeopardize your claim. There are ways to avoid being accused of fraud, and by knowing what insurance companies are looking for, you can prevent it. Your workers’ ...
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  • Burn Injuries & At-Risk Occupations

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

    Work-Related Burn Injuries Burn injuries require immediate first aid attention and often a visit to the emergency room. Work-related burn injuries can vary in severity and complexity, as well as cause. A severe burn injury may require several surgeries, multiple doctor visits, antibiotics, topical medications, and time away from work. You deserve to receive care and compensation for your injury. ...
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  • Obesity Reclassified: How this Affects Your Workers' Comp Claim

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

    The Link Between Workers’ Compensation and Obesity The reclassification of obesity as a disease by the AMA affects workers’ compensation two-fold : How employers are handling the obesity epidemic with regard to their employees has changed; and How doctors are treating obesity as part of workers’ compensation claims has changed. Our team of Glendale workers’ compensation ...
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  • Protect Yourself from Workplace Injuries Over the Holidays

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 29-Nov-2018

    The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends and family by eating delicious meals, giving and opening gifts, and even taking a trip. However, workplace accidents and injuries tend to increase during this time of year. In order to have an injury-free season, it is important to understand the potential hazards in order to avoid them altogether. Common causes of work accidents during the ...
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  • Workers' Compensation & Personal Injury Claims: Can I File Both?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 22-Nov-2018

    If you were injured at the workplace or while performing job duties, you might be wondering if you should file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, you are only eligible to recover workers’ comp benefits if your employer, your coworker, or even your own actions caused your workplace injury. However, if your injury was caused by a third party, which ...
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  • 5 Types of Injuries Not Covered by Workers' Comp

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 16-Nov-2018

    Workers’ compensation covers injuries suffered within the scope and course of employment. In other words, workplace injuries are covered if an injured employee was performing a task for the benefit of their employee. Even if you cause your own injuries, you are still eligible to obtain workers’ comp benefits. However, there are some types of injuries which are not covered. The ...
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  • What to Expect at a Workers' Compensation Hearing

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 23-Oct-2018

    If you sustained a workplace injury and filed for workers’ compensation benefits, but were denied, you are also likely aware that you have a right to appeal this decision. However, the process can be incredibly complex, require several proceedings, negotiations, and even an independent medical exam. Unless you are able to resolve the dispute through an informal settlement, a judge will ...
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