Articles Posted in Workers Compensation

Choosing the Correct Type of Claim (or Claims) Can Benefit Injury Victims

It’s a sad fact that thousands of people in the United States die every year due to on-the-job incidents, and millions more suffer injuries, some of them serious and life-altering. Although many employers take job safety much more seriously than in the past, and although regulatory agencies at the federal and state levels have put many more safety requirements in place, these incidents can and still do happen. When a workplace injury or fatality has occurred, a common question for the injured workers or their surviving family members is, “What type of compensation is available to help recover from this incident?” Depending upon the state and the facts of the injury incident, the most common answer is — workers’ compensation or liability insurance . . . or both. Determining which type of coverage may be available and which may provide the best bottom-line financial outcome for the client’s circumstances is a key service that experienced personal injury attorneys are able to provide.

What to Do if Your Medical Treatment is not Authorized

The workers’ compensation system in California requires doctors to provide only evidence-based treatments. This means a medical professional must only choose a treatment that has been scientifically proven to relieve or cure workplace injuries or illnesses.

Fatal Accidents in the Workplace Increasing

Fatal Accidents in the Workplace Increasing

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento workers’ compensation attorney. Workplace fatalities due to accidents are increasing in the United States. Unfortunately, families are left not only to grieve but to face the financial consequences that the loss of a loved one brings. Let’s look at workplace deaths and the ways a family can recover monetary damages.

Workplace Third Party Lawsuits

Workplace Third Party Lawsuits

I’m Ed Smith, a workers’ compensation lawyer in Sacramento. If you are injured at work in California, you have a means to pay for medical treatment and lost wages known as workers’ compensation insurance. As a condition of receiving such benefits, a worker is unable to sue their employer. That said, what if the injury was due to a third party’s negligence? Can you file a lawsuit against the third party? Can you still collect workers’ comp? Let’s look at workers’ compensation insurance, third-party lawsuits and answer these important questions.


Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento workers’ compensation lawyer. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that covers an employee when they are injured on the job. It is mandatory for employers in the state to carry workers’ comp, and serious penalties ensue if this obligation is not met. It is important for every worker to understand what, workers’ compensation, benefits are available. 


Dealing With Workers’ Comp Denial

I’m Ed Smith, a workers’ compensation lawyer in Sacramento. Being injured at work is stressful enough. Filing a claim with a myriad of deadlines and complexities adds a whole new layer to that stress. Later, if a claim is denied, a worker suddenly has to worry how he or she will pay the bills on top of everything else. Workers’ compensation denial is based on many things. Let’s take a look at why a denial happens.


Workers’ Compensation: Uninsured Employer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento workers’ compensation attorney. Some employers illegally fail to carry workers’ compensation insurance. They are hurting themselves and their employees by doing this. Let’s look at what happens when your employer does not have workers’ comp insurance.


Understanding Workers’ Compensation

I’m Ed Smith, a workers’ compensation lawyer in Sacramento. If you have been hurt in a work-related accident, you may be entitled to California workers’ compensation benefits. There are deadlines to filing for workers’ comp and to appeal denials. Having the assistance of a seasoned attorney can help ensure that you will meet the time limits, collect wages you need and receive medical treatment.


Frequently Asked Questions About Workers’ Comp

I’m Ed Smith, a workers’ compensation lawyer in Sacramento. When you are injured on the job in California, you will most likely receive workers compensation. Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about workers’ comp in California.


Injured Workers’ Recourse with Uninsured Employers

I’m Ed Smith, a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Sacramento. Employees in California are entitled to certain protections known as workers compensation benefits. Employers are required to purchase this kind of insurance. If you are injured at work and your employer has neglected to purchase workers’ compensation coverage, you may need to recover your losses directly from that entity.

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