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New tech could reduce construction injury for California workers

Construction can be a backbreaking job. Many workers in California will eventually face a construction injury, due to the labor intensive nature of the industry. As technology advances, new innovations are developed that can reduce or eliminate harms caused to workers while allowing the process to become faster and more efficient. 

3 common reasons California workers' comp claims are denied

In California, if you are injured on the job, you generally have a right to workers' compensation. There are relatively few types of jobs that don't require employers to carry workers' comp insurance, so chances are that you are eligible for benefits if you are injured at work.

California man dies from workplace injuries

On-the-job safety is literally a life-or-death concern, and should be treated as such. Employers have a grave responsibility to their employees, to provide them with training and safety equipment required to perform work tasks. Ensuring that everyone goes home safe is extremely important, especially for jobs that require the use of heavy equipment. A California worker has died recently, bringing more attention to the issue of workplace injuries. 

Opioid-related workers' compensation claims drop in California

The opioid epidemic has far-reaching effects and is changing the way that physicians prescribe medicines. As researchers, policy analysts and professionals scramble to find solutions to combat the epidemic, some agencies are implementing policies to try to reduce the numbers of addicted persons. One way that people are combating the opioid epidemic is by reducing the number of long-term opioid prescriptions for injured workers on workers' compensation. Numbers are dropping all over the country, including a small but significant drop in California, a recent study shows. 

Farmworker's organization addresses toxic exposure

It is easy to forget about how pesticides affect farmworkers on the job. Farmworkers experience over 20,000 cases of pesticide exposure every year, but lack of protections and immigration concerns keep many workers from speaking out. A recent news story tells more about one California organization that is working to end toxic exposure on farms, and tackling other farm issues that impact women. 

California workers' comp: The independent medical review process

For some people, the workers' compensation claim process goes smoothly and swiftly, while others may encounter delays and obstacles. However, even those in the latter category can ultimately achieve successful outcomes with the right help.

Case Results

  1. $4.5 Million Settlement

    Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic brain injury during surgery.

  2. $2.9 Million Settlement

    Construction site accident resulting in cervical fusion

  3. 100% Permanent Disability Award

    Workers Compensation - Multiple injuries to State worker

  4. $1.6 Million Settlement

    Truck v. pedestrian accident resulting in multiple factures.

  5. $1.2 Million Structure Settlement

    Workers Compensation - spine injury with guaranteed payments for life.

  6. $1.2 Million Settlement

    Motorcycle v. car accident resulting in multiple fractures and scarring.

  7. $933,000.00 Settlement

    Child burned when table collapsed spilling scalding water from coffee um.

  8. $850,000.00 Settlement (Before MICRA)

    Medical Malpractice - Endotracheal injury during surgery resulting in death.

  9. $780,000.00 Settlement

    Disputed liability car v. truck collision.

  10. $500,000.00 Settlement

    Workers Compensation - Spinal injuries to delivery driver.

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