Year: 2019

San Diego – Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Blog

Could you die from a work-related issue off the clock?
When you think of a work injury, you likely think about accidents while working that hurt you physically. You may think about breaking your arm or falling and injuring your back. While these are great examples of work-related injuries in California, they are not the only type of injury that exist. Sometimes, a work injury […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| December 12, 2019

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Is my employer mislabeling me as an independent contractor?
Employees have the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits in the state of California. However, some employers may attempt to get around this requirement by classifying their workers as independent contractors, who are not eligible for workers’ comp. Still, just because an employer says you are an independent contractor does not make it so. You […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| December 2, 2019

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What is the state of safety in the marijuana industry?
With the legalization of marijuana in several states, including California, there is a new industry being born. This brings to light new challenges, such as managing and monitoring the safety within this industry. Keeping workers safe is something every employer must strive to do, but since the industry is just beginning, there is no set […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| November 25, 2019

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How to file a workers’ comp claim in California
When you suffer an injury on the job that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation insurance payments. You must take action as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadline to file a claim, however. Follow these steps to file a workers’ compensation claim in California: Report your injury Depending on […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| November 22, 2019

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Do you have a traumatic brain injury?
As a worker in California who has received a blow to the head, you could end up having to deal with a brain injury. Though these injuries can vary in severity, it is best to treat any brain injury seriously. Traumatic brain injuries in particular can have a lasting impact on your health, well-being and […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| November 8, 2019

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Traumatic brain injuries: What you should know
Traumatic brain damage is one of the most common workplace injuries in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries kill 155 people every day. Over the course of a year, 2.87 million people were hospitalized, went to the emergency room or died as a result of their injuries. […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| November 4, 2019

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Picking a treating physician for your job-related injury
The doctor-patient relationship is one of the more important ones in modern society. After all, you must reveal personal information to a physician. You must also work closely with your doctor throughout your recovery process. As such, you must choose the right physician for treating your job-related injury. California workers’ compensation law outlines the process by which […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| October 31, 2019

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What is a utilization review?
When you get benefits through workers’ compensation for medical treatment for a work-related injury or illness, it does not give you a blank check to get any medical treatment you want. You have to follow the rules and guidelines set by the workers’ compensation system and the law in California. This means every treatment or […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| October 24, 2019

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Forklift safety is a critical concern
Did you know that forklift accidents take dozens of lives every year? One report claimed that 96 people lost their lives in these accidents in 2015. It also noted that forklift accidents led to around 35,000 injuries every single year that could be deemed serious. If you add in the non-serious injuries, you have another […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 20, 2019

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The construction boom puts more workers at risk
Construction has been booming in recent years in much of the United States from coast to coast. As the economy recovers, people are building homes, businesses, commercial buildings and much more. One report that looked at data from 2018 showed that California was involved in this massive increase in building. In Los Angeles, for instance, construction […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 3, 2019

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