Year: 2020

San Diego – Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Blog

4 reasons for workers’ compensation denials
California has relatively good protections for workers who get on-the-job injuries. If someone denied your workers’ compensation claim, there could be something wrong. Sometimes, it is just a mistake. Other times, people might be trying to avoid their responsibilities. Here are some of the top reasons for workers’ comp denials. 1. A due date You must […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| December 21, 2020

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Can I get workers’ compensation if I am undocumented?
Undocumented workers in the United States face a series of unique legal challenges. In addition to these, some employers will try to take advantage of the fact that undocumented workers are usually afraid of detection and deportation. Unscrupulous employers will try and intimidate undocumented workers so that they will not exercise their rights under US […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| November 30, 2020

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How can I avoid fatigue-related workplace injuries?
It might seem beneficial financially for you to work long hours, shift work or multiple jobs but working while tired can lead to fatigue-related accidents. Fatigue is a hazard that can have a major impact on more than just your health, especially if you work in the industrial or construction industries. It can also lead […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| November 13, 2020

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Breaking down “the Fatal Four”
Like many practitioners in the construction industry, your decision to pursue such a line of work may be largely due to the unique environment you get to operate in. Indeed, the construction site offers a great deal of freedom compared to the traditional workplace. Yet as many of our past clients here at the Mitchell […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| November 9, 2020

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Which industries have the biggest fall risks?
California workers like you understand that you face risks at the workplace no matter what your job is. Even a job with tight security and safety measures can still have accidents sometimes. Some accidents are more common than others, too. This is the case for falls. Any industry can suffer from fall incidents, and many […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| October 26, 2020

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What if I’m injured while driving for work?
Now more than ever, Californians are choosing to avoid going from store to store and have goods delivered right to their doorsteps. Whether ordering food from their favorite restaurant, or clothing and household goods online, this increase in online ordering has led to a demand for delivery drivers. However, working as a delivery driver comes […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| October 15, 2020

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Employer requirements for pandemic workers’ comp reporting
A workers’ compensation claim may commonly be associated with an injury that results from an accident. However, a person may also qualify to receive workers’ compensation after contracting certain illnesses at work or related to their working environment. A new bill passed by the California State Legislature and signed into law by the Governor in […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| October 13, 2020

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Working in construction is risky
Every job presents some sort of risk, but occupational risk is especially high in the construction industry. Considering that construction jobs require employees to work with hazardous equipment, at heights and with various other hazards, the injury rate is high. Even with safety measures in place, injuries are common. However, there are prevention protocols that […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 30, 2020

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Transportation logged highest workplace fatalities in 2019
Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that material moving and transportation workers suffered the highest number of fatalities in 2019. As noted by CNN News, a work-related injury resulted in a transportation employee’s death every 99 minutes. One out of five drivers died while on-the-job, and transportation accidents claimed the lives of […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 30, 2020

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How do I appeal a workers’ compensation denial?
Receiving a workers’ compensation denial may make you feel like you have no recourse, but that is not true because the system does allow for an appeal. It is important that you work quickly to appeal your case. The State of California Department of Industrial Relations states that you should refer to the paperwork you receive […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 29, 2020

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