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At California Law Associates, Workers Comp Attorney Shehzad and his team of compassionate Workers Compensation professionals has represented clients who have endured a broad range of on the job injuries, including but not limited to the following:
• Back Injuries
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Catastrophic Illness
• Cervical Neck Injury
• Construction Accident Injuries
• Head Injury
• Illness Resulting from Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
• Industrial Accident Injuries
• Loss of Hearing
• Loss of Sight
• Lumbar Back Injury
• Lung Disease
• Neck Injury
• Nerve Damage
• Organ Damage
• Repetitive Motion Injury
• Respiratory Illness
• Severe Burns
• Soft Tissue Damage
• Spinal Cord Injuries
• Torn Rotator Cuffs
• Traumatic Brain Injury
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Getting an attorney on your side when your suffer a work injury can help ensure you obtain all benefits available to you, Here are some of the benefits california workers compensation offers:
As an employee you are entitled to reasonable medical care for the injuries sustained on the job. You may see the term AOE or COE on your workers' compensation claim forms and this means arising out of employment/course of employment. If your employer rejects your claim for this reason it is your attorney's job to prove your work injury was industrial related.
Temporary partial disability is one that prevents you from doing some of the duties of your job for a limited amount of time.
Permanent total disability is one that prevents you from ever returning to work.
Permanent partial disability occurs when the damage is permanent, but it only partially impairs your ability to work.
1. Always report your , work related injury to your supervisor as soon as it happens even if it a minor injury that you think is not severe.
2. If your report an injury make sure your employer gives your a DWC-1 Claim Form to fill out which body parts were injured and how it happened. Try to fill this out as accurately as possible.
3. Keep records and copies of all paperwork related to your injury such as your claim form, doctors visits, and any notes such as documenting what happened to you in an email
4. When you start work, you can predesignate a doctor to go to before an injury occurs. If you predesignate a doctor you can bypass employer health facilities and take control of your healthcare.
5. Keep records of days you miss work, days you visit doctors or therapists, how far you traveled to these places by tracking the miles you drove there and back, keep all receipts of any medication you had to purchase because of the injury,keep track of symptoms you have and worsening or improving conditions.
6. Sometimes injuries may also include civil actions against the employer if the injury was deliberate and willfull such as someone who harassed you or made you complete a task that they knew would result in harm.
7. Bring all your documents to your meeting with your attorney , organize them by date so they can have a clear history of what happened.
8.Some injuries are internal such as diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure. Make sure to see your regular doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms and inform your employer.
9. Filing a fake accident or fraudulent claim is against the law. Sometimes insurance companies will hire investigators to follow and film you and make sure you are not faking your injury. Be mindful of this and take it into consideration when filing a claim.
10. Try not to delay when you are hurt, there are deadlines in the workers compensation system that can affect your claim if you wait to long, it will be harder to prove your case with medical documentation so always get treatment right away and consult a lawyer as soon as possible.
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Employees who are nurses often suffer many job related injuries that go unreported. The job in itself is a tiresome one where you are on your feet all day long, bending to help patients, lifting those who are disabled, wheeling patients around, often getting pricked by needles and such.
But what happens when it is the nurse who needs care? Often times the people employed in this field are very compassionate towards others but in doing so neglect their own health needs. Nurses encounter many health hazards on a daily basis and if you are a nurse or know someone you should take full charge of your health when it comes to your job. If you have suffered even the slightest injury ALWAYS REPORT it to your employer and if its one that required medical attention such as physical therapy, doctor's visits , etc then you should consult a lawyer to determine the extent of your claims.
Some of the common injuries and hazards nurses face include but not limited to..
California Law Associates in Santa Ana, CA has worked with many Nurses who have suffered injuries including those who have had surgery for their accidents and knows how to handle your workers' compensation or personal injury claim promptly. Contact Us today for help with your claim.
California Workers' Compensation Law recognizes that Job related injuries can bring on bouts of stress, anxiety, physical pain, and even clinical depression. The main problem with this type of Injury, and yes it is an injury, is that it can be hard to prove in court. Insurance companies for your Employer will attempt to deny your claims related to stress and basically saying "prove it".
So how do you prove it exactly? Well the first step is obtaining a competent lawyer for yourself. Second, its getting your lawyer to send you to a doctor who is not associated with your employer. While your employer's doctor may be perfectly fine, a good attorney will want a Second or Third opinion of someone else to make sure we have all the best possible information and options for your claim.
After you see a doctor they evaluate you and your stress. In order to determine your work related injury is actually stressing you out you have to see a specialist in this area, typically a psychologist who is a licensed medical doctor. They run tests on you, ask you about your life, why you're stressed and what's causing your stress. After you are done treating with your doctor he issues medical reports that address the causation factors of your stress and anxiety. This is how the process works, after your reports determine your job related injury is the ACTUAL CAUSE or CONTRIBUTING FACTOR whether it be 100%, 50% or 10%. Any contributing factor MAY ENTITLE you to compensation.
If you or someone you know is suffering from work related stress contact California Law Associates today.
Andria Elkhettab is a J.D. graduate of Pacific Coast University School of Law who has been employed in the California Workers' Compensation Field since 2008.
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