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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.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance


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. 

Five Basic Benefits


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.

Reporting a Denial


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.

First Things First


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.

What Is Workers’ Compensation?


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.

Exclusive Remedy

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Typical Injuries Suffered by Construction Workers

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. Construction jobs carry a relatively high risk of injury. Figures compiled by the CDC for 2009 showed that out of 3.3m non-fatal illnesses and injuries reported during the year, over nine percent were faced by construction workers. As many as 22 percent of these illnesses and injuries for construction workers occurred due to falls.

Construction injuries may occur due to a variety of reasons. Some causes are quickly identified, while some others may be obscure. Construction workers should be aware of the types of common injuries, which will enable them to reduce the risk of injury and also identify any previously sustained injuries.


Governor Brown Vetoes Workers’ Comp Changes

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. Governor Jerry Brown has returned Assembly Bill 570 without his signature, vetoing the recently proposed rollbacks to workers’ compensation rules.

Proposed Changes

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Extended Disability Benefits for Law Enforcement

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. When an employee is hurt in an accident at work, they are typically covered under workers compensation benefits, including medical care, both permanent and temporary disability benefits, vouchers to help pay for retraining, and even death benefits. Certain government employees are additionally statutorily covered by the labor code. A recent case concerning a sheriff’s deputy’s workplace injury has brought the matter to the courts, resulting in a contentious interpretation of the legal code.

Injured in the Line of Duty

Personal Injury Case Evaluation
Personal Injury Case Evaluation

Creative and Resourceful Case Evaluation and Investigation May Reveal Third-Party Liability for Workplace Incidents

I’m Ed Smith, an experienced Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. A thorough personal injury case evaluation is a necessity. Workers’ compensation laws have provided many benefits to injured workers in California. But these benefits come at a cost. A worker injured or who becomes ill while on the job is able to apply for and (in many cases) receive workers’ compensation benefits without having to prove fault or responsibility. This means injured workers are able to receive compensation for their injuries quicker than they might if they were forced to file a personal injury lawsuit. It is crucial to have an experienced lawyer on your side who will perform a thorough personal injury case evaluation for you.

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