Month: September 2020

San Diego – Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Blog

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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California workers’ compensation death benefits
The loss of income from a workplace fatality could be as devastating to the family as the loss of the loved one who died. According to the California Guidebook for Injured Workers, the workers’ compensation system takes into account the effects of the lost income on family members. Workers’ compensation benefits may be available to the family after […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 16, 2020

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Can my employer fire me for applying for workers’ compensation?
Work-related injuries can have a disastrous effect on your career. You may need workers’ compensation benefits but fear that you employer will retaliate if you apply. That should not happen: retaliation and discrimination can be a violation of California law. If you have a work-related injury or illness, you have rights. Here are some things you […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 4, 2020

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