Blog Posts in November, 2017

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  • 5 Common Workers' Compensation Injuries

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 17-Nov-2017

    There are often many dangers in a workplace, and employers have a responsibility to keep things reasonably safe. Unfortunately, their failure to do so leads to many serious injuries each year. If you or someone you love has suffered due to the negligence of an employer, contact our Glendale workers’ compensation lawyers today to pursue justice. #1: Overexertion Injuries which stem from ...
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  • When is Sexual Harassment a Workers' Comp Claim?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 16-Nov-2017

    Nobody deserves to have their personal space or comfort violated, least of all in a professional work environment. Sadly, many cases of workplace harassment go unreported because victims worry that they won’t be believed, they might lose their job, or that nothing productive can be done. In truth, there is always something that can be done to protect you from sexual harassment in the ...
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  • What are Permanent Disability Benefits?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 15-Nov-2017

    Although most workers tend to fully recover from their job injuries, some continue to have serious, debilitating medical problems. A permanent disability is any long lasting disability or illness that impacts a person’s ability to work and earn a living. People with work-related injuries that resulted in permanent disability are entitled to disability benefits, even if they are able to go ...
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  • What Expenses Will Workers' Compensation Cover?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-Nov-2017

    American workers who are injured on the job are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance in case any of their employees get hurt while working. But what expenses are covered by workers’ compensation benefits? We explain below. Medical Expenses Workers’ compensation benefits cover all medical ...
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  • Attorney Alan Wax Speaks at CWCDAA on Utilization & Independent Medical Review

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 10-Nov-2017

    The California Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorneys’ Association (CWCDAA) 2017 Annual Winter Conference was a huge success, and Attorney Alan Wax of the Law Offices of Wax & Wax was there as a keynote speaker. Each year, the CWCDAA brings together some of the sharpest minds in workers’ compensation law for a large, multiday conference. This event provides incredible ...
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  • Returning to Work After Workers' Compensation Leave

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 9-Nov-2017

    Workers who are injured while performing job-related duties have a right to worker’s compensation benefits to assist with their overall recovery. But what happens when an injured worker is ready to get back to work? In this blog, we answer some common questions that arise for employees returning to work after filing a workers’ compensation claim. Will My Job Still Be There When ...
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  • Are Workers' Comp Claims Different than Personal Injury Claims?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Nov-2017

    When it comes to workers’ comp claims and personal injury claims, the biggest difference between the two is that personal injury claims are based on fault, while workers’ comp claims are not. To collect compensation for injuries acquired from a non-work-related accident, a person must prove that another party’s negligence caused their injuries. In this blog, we discuss other ...
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  • What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Board Certified Attorney in Workers' Compensation Law?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 6-Nov-2017

    There are a lot of lawyers out there who claim that they “specialize” in workers compensation law. However, many of these attorneys are more like generalist. This is because they lack the focus and necessary hands on experience that is needed to handle all aspects of a workers’ compensation claim. Don’t let yourself be fooled by these imposters, instead, hire a board ...
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  • SSDI Benefits vs. Workers' Comp: Which Is Right for Me?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 3-Nov-2017

    Injured workers are entitled to a few types of financial support, like workers’ compensation and Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) . However, determining which benefits you qualify for can be a tricky matter. In this blog, we explain some of the key differences between workers ‘comp and SSDI. What’s the Difference? States require employers to carry workers’ ...
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  • Can My Employer Fire Me While I'm on Workers' Comp Leave?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 1-Nov-2017

    Some people avoid filing their workers’ compensation claim because they fear that their employer will retaliate by firing them. However, it is important to know that an employer cannot fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. While you can’t be fired for making your initial claim, there are circumstances where your employer can fire you while your workers’ comp ...
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