Do I Have Rights If I Am Fired Because Of A Work Injury?
Many employers do not realize that it is against California law to discriminate against an injured worker.
Labor Code Section 132a states in relevant part:…
Is My Employer Responsible To Pay For My Medical Bills After A Work Injury?
If you are dealing with the effects of a work injury or condition, the last thing you need is to worry about who is paying for the medical bills.
After all, it’s not your fault you were injured – you were just doing the job your employer asked you to do.
The California State Constitution (yes, our Constitution) gives you the right to medical treatment at the employers expense…
What Types of Work Injuries Are There?
It is, of course, impossible to list all the ways a worker can be injured on the job. However, work injuries fall into three main categories:
Am I Entitled To Wage Replacement Benefits After A Work Injury?
If a work related injury of condition prevents you from working, you may be entitled to wage replacement benefits. Generally, these are the things that should be considered:
Am I Entitled to Permanent Injury Compensation?
If you’ve been injured on the job or developed a condition because of work, and you have permanent damage to
your health or activities, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation permanent disability benefits…
What Is The Difference Between A Specific Injury And A Cumulative Trauma Claim?
Most workers compensation claims arise from a specific on-the-job injury, such as falling or lifting. By far, specific injuries are the most common type of workers’ compensation claims.
However, while most states refuse to acknowledge “wear and tear” can also occur from repetitive work…
What If An Employer Operates An Unsafe Business?
Work injuries or conditions are covered on a “no fault” basis. But what if the employer runs a business that is so unsafe that your injury was “just waiting to happen”…
Many work injuries are minor, with a full recovery expected. Whether it is advisable to file a case with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board should be determined on a case by case basis…
What Is My Employer Supposed To Do For Me When I Get Injured On The Job?
First, it’s important to appreciate that there are two basic types of injury.
Most employers ( and claims adjusters ) understand that when a specific injury occurs – for example, a sudden event like a fall, or a lifting injury – that workers compensation treatment and wage replacement benefits should begin immediately…