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We can help you work through workers' compensation problems

Workers who are injured at work often face a very difficult road. Not only do they need to try to heal up from the injury so they can possibly return to work, they also have to figure out how they can make ends meet until they can go back to work. This is where workers' compensation coverage comes into the picture.

Can I lose my job if I file for workers' comp?

If you sustained an injury at your job, in most cases, filing for workers' compensation provides your only recourse. In California, employers must carry workers' compensation insurance. When an employee gets hurt, workers' compensation benefits can cover medical treatment, lost wages and disability. On the other hand, you would not be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.

How do I file a workers' compensation claim in California?

Suffering an injury at work is stressful and overwhelming. You aren't sure how long you will miss work and aren't sure if your employer will pay for your time away from the job. Almost every injury you suffer on the job should be covered by workers' compensation benefits. Here's how to file a claim in the state of California.

Report on workplace fatality highlights those most in danger

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) has just published its latest workplace safety and health report, titled "Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect." The report is based on information compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (DLS).

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