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,
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
The very nature of how our spines work accounts for the high number of people who get a back injury at the workplace every year. The complex structure makes it possible to cause injury and subsequent pain even from simple movements. It probably isn’t news that lifting heavy items and turning from side-to-side can cause
Can You Choose Your Own Workers’ Comp Doctor? A Guide for Your First Visit to a Workers’ Comp Doctor
It's normal when you have a workers' compensation claim to be a little suspicious about the process, especially when you are sent to be examined by a doctor chosen by your employer or the insurance company. It typically begs the question, Can you Choose your own Workers' Comp Doctor? California In some states, workers who have
You have some degree of risk at getting hurt on the job no matter what you do. If you are injured at work or while performing work-related activities, work injury lawyers in San Diego can explain your legal rights. If you believe that workers’ compensation may be your only option for recovery, you may be