• 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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  • 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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