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Worker’s compensation or a personal injury lawsuit: can I pursue both?

If you have become injured during your duties at work, you may be entitled to compensation. There are typically two routes to pursue: the first is worker’s compensation, and the second is a personal injury lawsuit. These options differ greatly, and your personal circumstances will largely dictate which is the best option for you. Understanding worker’s compensation Worker’s compensation is a form of insurance that is designed to compensate those who become injured while on

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Workers’ Compensation for Rear-end Vehicle Crashes

Workers’ compensation Coverage for On-the-Job Vehicle Accidents  According to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), an insurance rating and data collection bureau specializing in workers’ compensation, the number of motor vehicle accidents as a share of workers’ compensation claims have risen in the past few years even as workplace safety has increased.  If you drive your company’s vehicle for work-related reasons on a daily basis it is worth your while to know your legal

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Compensation Death Benefit

Compensation Death Benefit If you have recently lost a loved one in a work-related incident, we understand this is a painful time for you. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. The pain of losing a loved one is unbearable. But when you lose a loved one in a workplace accident, there is hurt and anger, coupled with your sadness and grief. Picking up after the unexpected demise of a loved one can seem

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New changes to workers’ compensation laws

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Monday, October 8, 2018. Many California workers may not be aware that several new laws have been signed to protect them. If  employees are unaware of their rights, they may not know that they are now eligible for workers’ compensation under expanded circumstances. Previously, police officers and firefighters that were injured while off duty but still performing duties related to their day job could not make a claim for workers’

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Workers’ compensation claim may benefit survivors

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Thursday, January 17, 2019. If a California employee were to be asked why he or she works so hard, a common answer may be that he or she does all he or she can to provide for his or her family. As the cost of living continues to rise, and the availability of full-time employment remains uncertain, people may consider themselves fortunate to find a job that can

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Workers’ compensation benefits for slip, trips and falls

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Occupational injuries occur in all settings, and while each industry has its unique safety hazards, some risks are inherent to all workplace environments. The number of workers’ compensation claims that are filed for injuries resulting from slips, trips and falls is an obvious indication that more attention must be paid to the mitigation of these hazards. The consequences of such accidents could be life

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Workers’ compensation claims drop, but not in every industry

On behalf of Guy Levy Law posted in workers’ compensation on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Many industries can rejoice at the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that on-the-job fatalities have dropped to their lowest rate since 2003. Unfortunately, those California workers in the construction and transportation sector do not have much to cheer about. Workers’ compensation insurers may be paying less for injuries overall, but these two industries make up almost half of the fatal

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