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Effect of Howell on personal injury cases

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Effect of Howell on personal injury cases Often times, when someone gets injured in a personal injury accident, they seek medical treatment at hospitals and from medical specialists. Many people use their insurance to pay for the medical expenses. In a personal injury case, you are entitled to recover the amount of your past medical…

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Calculating pain and suffering damages from car accidents

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Calculating pain and suffering damages from car accidents When you are a victim of personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering that you incurred from the car accident. When the Plaintiff and Defendant in a personal injury case are negotiating a settlement, most of the time is spent on…

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Independent Medical Review in Workers Compensation

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Independent Medical Review in workers compensation A large part of the workers compensation case is making sure that the injured worker receives all the medical treatment he/she needs. When an injured worker’s treating physician believes that the injured worker needs a specific type of medical treatment, that physician submits a Request For Authorization of that…

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Workers compensation has changed in 2013

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Workers compensation has changed in 2013 Governor Brown has made many changes to the Workers Compensation system since he took over as Governor of California. Without question, the greatest change he made was with Senate Bill 863 (“SB 863”). SB 863 increases the amount of money that injured workers receive in permanent disability benefits. It…

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Uninsured Employers

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Uninsured Employers If you are an employer it is illegal to not have workers compensation insurance. It does not matter if you have one employee or if you have 1,000 employees. Workers Compensation is a requirement for employers of all sizes and types. When you get injured on the job, you report your injury to…

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NFL Players Entitled to Workers Compensation

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NFL Players Entitled to Workers Compensation In order to be eligible to recover workers compensation benefits, you have to prove that the injury arose from your employment and occurred during the course of your employment (“AOE/COE”). The injury can be either specific injury or cumulative trauma injury. A specific injury is one that occurs on…

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Future medical care in workers compensation cases

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Future medical care in workers compensation cases When you get injured on the job, you may sustain a serious injury which requires medical attention for the remainder of your lifetime. It is very important that you are adequately compensated for the amount of future medical attention you will require so that you don’t pay out…

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Permanent disability benefits in workers compensation

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Permanent disability benefits in workers compensation When you sustain an injury at work, the injury can be either temporary or permanent. In workers compensation, you are able to receive medical treatment even if your condition is temporary. When your condition has reached maximum medical improvement, your physician will release you. If you no longer have…

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Reporting a Work Accident and Starting a Workers Compensation Case

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After getting injured at work, a lot of employees are confused, scared and are not sure what they should do. A lot of employees are scared that if they are reporting a work accident to their employer, that their job may be at danger. Under Labor Code 132A, it is illegal for an employer to…

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