San Francisco Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses On-the-Job Accident Compensation
If you are injured at work, you should inform your supervisor immediately, as it’s necessary for your compensation process to begin. You also want to ensure to keep copies of your medical forms. This is necessary for the compensation process to run smoothly. The copies can be used where evidence will be required. Continue reading →
Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Workplace Safety Tips for Avoiding Accidents
Building contractors, factory workers, executives, architects and admins all need to protect themselves on the job. But what are the real and tangible risks associated with your job? What can you and your coworkers do to eliminate or at least substantially reduce risk of injury at the workplace? Continue reading →
San Francisco Personal Injury Attorney Addresses Worker’s Compensation Claims
After an on-the-job accident in the Bay Area, you could be eligible for compensation beyond a worker’s compensation claim. Even though worker’s compensation generally prevents individuals from suing an employer for additional compensation, in many cases, other parties may be liable in an accident. If you believe a third party caused your injury, speak to a personal injury lawyer. Continue reading →
The Bay Area workers’ compensation system evolved over 100 years ago, as a “grand bargain” between employers and workers. Prior to workers’ comp, injured employees had to sue their bosses in court to collect money for their medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. This system led to tremendous inequalities and frustrations on both sides. Workers’ comp allowed hurt workers get a fair deal without having to resort to extraordinary legal measures; and it helped employers avoid expensive and frustrating court battles. Continue reading →
You recently suffered an injury in an auto accident in Northern California, and you want to know whether you might be able to file a workers’ compensation claim to collect benefits to remunerate you for your hospital bills, lost work time and productivity, rehab and therapy bills, and so forth. The answer depends on the nature of the accident and the business (or lack thereof) that you were doing.
Here are three examples of situations in which you might qualify for California workers’ comp: Continue reading →
Got Fired After Getting Injured and/or Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?
Is That Considered Retaliation?
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Whether you broke your leg working at a San Francisco City construction project; you hurt your back in a car accident while making a delivery, or you suffered acute chemical exposure at a company lab, you just want fair and honest treatment. Unfortunately, sometimes employers punish workers for complaining or filing workers’ compensation claims. Continue reading →