• 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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  • Stress-Related Injuries and Workers' Compensation Benefits

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Oct-2018

    Workplace stress-related injuries often stem from repetitive movements, which ultimately lead to muscle strain and conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. In rarer cases, work-related stress injuries might result in compensable mental or emotional injuries, which are also covered under workers’ compensation insurance in California. If you suffered a stress-related injury at your place of ...
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  • Can I Receive Workers' Compensation for Psychiatric Injuries?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 1-Oct-2018

    When we think of injuries sustained at work, we tend to think of broken bones, head injuries, abrasions, sprains, and other physical injuries. However, a worker can also suffer psychiatric injuries as a result of his or her work environment or duties. Unlike some states, California covers these types of injuries. That said, given how difficult it can be to prove pain that stems from an injury that ...
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  • The Most Common Types of Construction Accidents

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

    Construction workers, roofers, first-line supervisors, electricians, carpenters, and others who work in the private construction industry are at high risk of serious injuries. In fact, it is estimated that 1 in 5 workplace fatalities are in the construction industry. Non-fatal construction accidents can have devastating consequences, and victims may sustain spinal cord damage, traumatic brain ...
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  • Repetitive Strain Injuries - Tips for Prevention

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

    Repetitive strain injuries occur from overuse over a long period of time. The muscles, ligaments, and tendons may become inflamed from doing the same motion for hours. Workers who bend over, lift heavy loads, reach overhead, or type all day are at high risk of repetitive strain injuries. Symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness, loss of sensation, stiffness, inability to sleep, and decreased ...
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  • Are Business Professionals at Risk for On-the-Job Injuries?

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

    While many people only think blue collar workers, such as those in the construction or manufacturing industries, are at risk for on-the-job injuries, white collar employees could also suffer significant injuries as a result of their working environment. Business professionals are not immune to workplace accidents. In fact, slip and fall accidents at work and repetitive strain from sitting in a ...
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  • 3 Back Strengthening Exercises for Workers

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

    Whether you lift heavy loads at a construction site or sit at a desk all day, you could be at risk for serious back injuries. Repetitive strain, as well as sudden accidents, could cause muscle strain, weakness, disc herniation, and other injuries. There are some simple yet effective exercises you can do to help strengthen and relax your back to prevent an injury. Whatever your situation, these ...
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  • 5 Reasons Your Workers' Comp Claim May Have Been Denied

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

    Suffering a workplace injury is stressful enough without having to deal with complicated legal issues. Workers’ compensation benefits provide financial relief for medical expenses, lost wages, disability, and other economic damages. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you may be left to pay for your medical care out of your own pocket, which could put you under financial ...
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  • Assembly Member Blanca Rubio Calls for an Audit of the California Workers' Comp System

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Aug-2018

    Rubio Says California’s Workers’ Compensation System Needs Fixing (And she’s right!) Countless people with legitimate work-related injuries have to jump through innumerable hoops and put up a long fight in order to gain access to the fair compensation they deserve—but leaders like democratic Assembly Member Blanca Rubio are calling for change. Rubio illustrates the ...
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  • What to Do After a Workplace Accident

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

    Being injured at work is a stressful experience. If you have been injured while on the job, there are several steps you need to take to protect your ability to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. Our firm has guided hundreds of clients through the California workers’ compensation process. We will help you file a claim and seek the benefits you need to recover and move forward from ...
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  • CAAA Provides Commentary on MTUS & EBM to Department of Industrial Relations

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 1-Aug-2018

    The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) is a Teamsters affiliate that focuses on providing legal advocacy and guidance to tens of thousands of union members throughout the state. The organization also uses its experience and influence to help improve California legislation that deals with the rights of injured workers. The Law Offices of Wax & Wax’s very own Alan ...
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  • Rotator Cuff Injuries - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 24-Jul-2018

    Rotator cuff injuries can be incredibly painful. They affect workers in a variety of industries, and could be caused by repetitive strain or by sudden accidents. Painters, carpenters, and construction workers are at particularly high risk for rotator cuff tears because they have to lift heavy loads and work with their arms above their heads on a regular basis. The Anatomy of a Rotator Cuff The ...
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