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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Employer Responsibilities to Provide Workers' Comp Insurance

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 12-Jul-2018

    After you have suffered an occupational injury or illness, the medical bills can quickly pile up. That is where workers’ compensation comes in. The workers’ comp process is designed to provide financial relief to employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses. Are all employers required to provide workers’ comp coverage? Workers’ Comp Requirements in ...
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  • California Requirements for Returning to Work After an Injury

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

    If you have been injured on the job, you may have to miss weeks or months of work. Your doctor will evaluate your condition and provide a report regarding any work restrictions you may have after your injury. When you are ready to return to work in any degree, your employer is required to comply with your doctor’s report. Under California laws, you may only have 30 days to accept the offer ...
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  • What Workers' Comp Benefits Am I Entitled To?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 28-Jun-2018

    After a workplace injury, it is important to seek workers’ compensation as soon as possible. Medical bills for treatment may be expensive, and you could be out of work for weeks, months, or even years. We have helped countless clients achieve favorable outcomes in workers’ comp cases, and will diligently represent you every step of the way. Workers’ Comp Benefits in California ...
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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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