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  • Why Do I Need a Workers' Comp Attorney?

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

    If you are injured at work, it is important to tell your employer right away so the workers’ compensation process can begin. While filing the paperwork may seem simple at first, there are a variety of complications that may arise that can put your claim in jeopardy. Hiring a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney can provide many benefits. Our firm has guided hundreds of clients ...
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  • Tips to Avoid On-the-Job Car Accidents

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

    Whether you drive heavy trucks at your job, or you are required to make deliveries or run errands as part of your occupation, it is important to take steps to prevent workplace car accidents. Our firm has represented countless clients who have suffered serious injuries from on-the-job car wrecks. We want you to be informed of practical steps you can take to can increase your safety on the road. In ...
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  • Maximum Medial Improvement (MMI) - What It Means for You

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 7-May-2018

    The maximum medical improvement (MMI) is the point at which you have recovered as much as possible from your injuries. All treatment options have been exhausted, and your doctor believes there is nothing left that can help you recover further. This does not necessarily mean you have healed fully from your injuries. You may still be left with residual pain or other symptoms, but there is no medical ...
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  • Common Mistakes That Could Affect Your Workers' Compensation Case

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

    Our firm provides informative and tenacious representation to employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses. Filing for workers' compensation can be complicated, and there are a variety of mistakes you might make that could hinder your ability to receive a settlement. We will discuss your options and guide you through the process. In order to protect your workers’ ...
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  • 5 Most Common Wear & Tear Injuries in the Workplace

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

    Wear and tear injuries, also known as repetitive stress injuries, develop over time and often grow worse if not treated. They are long-lasting, and cause pain, immobility, and a decreased quality of life. If your work environment has caused your wear and tear injuries, you may be able to file a claim to pursue workers’ compensation. Our firm has guided hundreds of clients through the ...
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  • Inadequate Training Injuries

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

    In order to properly use equipment and machinery, workers need to have adequate training. Employers who fail to provide necessary training, education, and supervision to employees may be held liable for negligence in court. While injured workers may file a workers’ compensation claim with their employer’s insurance company, filing a civil lawsuit may be necessary when the employer ...
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  • How Social Media Could Affect Your Workers' Comp Claim

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 6-Mar-2018

    Social media allows people to stay connected, which is particularly helpful after you’ve been involved in an accident. You may want to post online to let people know you are okay, but this could backfire. Many people don’t realize that insurance companies look at their social media profiles to determine the validity of their worker’ compensation claims. This means, if you are ...
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  • Scaffolding Accidents - What You Need to Know

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

    Scaffolding accidents account for thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. Employers have a responsibility to provide proper safety training to all employees who work on and around scaffolding. The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) sets forth guidelines for employers to follow. This involves providing adequate safety equipment, training, ...
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  • Should I See a Doctor After an On-the-Job Accident?

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

    Whether you tripped and fell at work, or you were hit by a falling object at a construction site, it is always a good idea to make an appointment to see your doctor. Many people wait or don’t see a doctor at all, thinking they are fine. When reality hits and they need compensation for an injury, their claim may be denied because they failed to receive medical attention. Thus, even if you ...
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  • Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Toxic Exposure

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 5-Feb-2018

    Depending on your work environment, you may be required to handle volatile or harmful substances. In other situations, you may be exposed to a toxic substance at work without realizing it. Certain chemicals can be detrimental to your health. If you touch a hazardous material, ingest a harmful substance through water or food, or breathe in toxic fumes or vapors, you may suffer severe side effects. ...
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  • Can I Receive Workers' Compensation for an Occupational Disease?

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

    Workers’ compensation is designed to provide financial relief to employees who have suffered injuries at work. However, are you still eligible for compensation if you sustained an illness from your workplace conditions? The answer is yes. Employees are entitled to receive workers’ compensation for occupational diseases, just as they are for occupational injuries. Occupational diseases ...
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  • Understanding Employer Retaliation Laws in California

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

    In California, employer retaliation is strictly prohibited. This means it is illegal for your employer to take negative employment actions against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim, reporting the employer’s illegal activities (whistleblowing), or doing other protected activities. All complaints of employer retaliation are handled by the California Division of Labor Standards ...
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  • Insurance Companies Seek to Weaken Cumulative Trauma Injury Claims

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 17-Jan-2018

    Cumulative trauma (CT) injury claims are crucial for workers who have been hurt at work over time, not within a single instance or accident. Oftentimes, a CT injury claim is filed by an employee who was exposed to toxic substances for many years, or who completed the same action again and again, ultimately causing a repetitive stress injury (RSI). The benefits gained through a workers’ ...
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  • Common Construction Site Injuries - What You Need to Know

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 9-Jan-2018

    Construction sites are notorious for being hazardous working environments. With all the heavy equipment, scaffolding, and other unstable and dangerous conditions, it is easy for accidents to happen. What are some of the most common types of construction injuries, and how can you avoid them? Injuries that commonly affect construction workers include: Broken bones and fractures Lost limbs or digits ...
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  • Reaching MMI: What's Next

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 29-Dec-2017

    According to the American Medical Association, Medical Maximum Improvement (MMI) is defined as “the point at which a condition has stabilized and is unlikely to change (i.e. improve or worsen) substantially in the next year, with or without treatment. Although signs and symptoms of the condition may way and wane over time, further overall recovery or deterioration is not anticipated.” ...
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  • Can I Appeal a Workers' Comp Denial?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 21-Dec-2017

    If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim and your request was denied, it means your claims administrator has decided that your injury or illness is not covered under California’s workers’ comp policies. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you should give up just yet. First, you must figure out the reason why your claim was denied. It should be explained in the denial ...
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  • Social Security Disability Explained

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 14-Dec-2017

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a Social Security program that pays monthly benefits to those who have become disabled before reaching the age of retirement and are not able to continue working. It is most commonly known as “workers disability.” To qualify for the SSDI program, it is required to have work a specific number of years in a job where you paid Social Security ...
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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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