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What Is Cryptosporidium (Crypto Parasite)?

By | 2018-07-21T21:15:46+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Work Related Illness|

Cryptosporidium is a diarrheal disease caused by the crypto parasite. This single-cell organism is found in all areas of this country and around the globe. It exists in soil, food, and water. You can get infected by swallowing uncooked food or water that contains the parasite. Once inside your body, crypto lives in your intestine.

Hernia Workers Comp Settlements and Claims

By | 2018-06-26T17:02:09+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|

Any worker's injury can be challenging to prove. Hernia workers’ comp settlements and claims tend to pose an even greater burden of proof for the injured employee. In most cases, the employee fails to report the accident that caused the hernia to occur. One of the primary responsibilities of a workers’ comp attorney is to

Functional Capacity Evaluation and What It Means to You

By | 2018-06-21T21:38:30+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Worker's Compensation|

The amount of workers’ compensation benefits an employee receives depends on a number of factors. A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is a series of tests used to determine an injured worker’s ability to perform the duties of their job. It ‘evaluates’ how well their health status, bodily functions, and structures of the body compared to

Why You Should Report Employee First Aid Claims

By | 2018-05-23T17:00:17+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Employee Claims|

The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (or "WCIRB") has always expected employers to report minor first aid and so-called "medical only" employee claims. However, it wasn't until January 1, 2017 that the WCIRB codified this requirement. Take a look at why you should report all first aid and medical only claims, however minor,

Defining a Repetitive Stress Injury

By | 2018-05-17T22:02:35+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Worker's Compensation|

Repetitive stress injuries are very common, and around two million workers report a repetitive stress injury every single year. In the medical profession, they classify this type of injury as a Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder. It happens to people who routinely do constant repetitive tasks throughout their day, and it affects the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

PTSD Workers Comp Claim

By | 2018-04-26T16:00:00+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Workers' Comp Claims|

Injuries that fall under the heading of workers’ compensation aren’t always limited to physical symptoms. A post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD workers’ comp claim can pay you more benefits if you qualify. Basically, workers’ comp injuries are those that take place at the worksite or while an employee is acting on behalf of the employer.

Can You File a Claim for Workers Compensation Depression?

By | 2018-04-17T22:35:53+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Workers' Comp Claims|

When you think of a workplace injury, a physical injury to the back, the skin, or the lungs often come to mind.  Too often, the occurrence of workers compensation depression gets overlooked. That’s because most people don’t recognize depression as the serious type of mental injury that it is. When you receive a physical injury

Workplace Injury Lawyer │ Top Ten Critical Mistakes to Avoid

By | 2018-03-30T15:16:13+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Worker's Compensation, Workers' Comp Claims, Workers' Compensation|

You don’t have to work in an obviously dangerous workplace to have an accident that results in injury. When you get an injury from an accident at work, a workplace injury lawyer can help. They know the common mistakes that can ruin your workers' compensation case. Everything you say and do from the time of

Workers’ Comp Attorney San Diego │ What to Expect from a Good Workers’ Comp Attorney

By | 2018-03-30T15:10:56+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Worker's Compensation, Workers' Comp Claims|

You’ve made an appointment to talk with a workers' comp attorney in San Diego. Now what? It’s most likely your first work-related injury and you don’t know a lot about which steps to take next. Failing to know what to do is one reason so many people’s claims are initially denied. Some common reasons for

Do I Need a Workers’ Comp Lawyer? Understanding the Variables

By | 2018-02-28T23:19:33+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Worker's Compensation, Workers' Comp Claims, Workers' Compensation|

The workers' compensation process was designed to be administrative and somewhat easy for laypeople to navigate, but if your case isn't "cut and dried", it may be in your best interest to retain a workers' compensation lawyer. This guide sets out the most common factors to determine whether or not you should seek legal advice