Workers' Compensation

San Diego – Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Blog

What is compromise and release?
If you sustain a work-related injury in California, you generally have two options for receiving your benefits. The first is Stipulated Findings and Award. The second is Compromise and Release. The first option allows you to request periodic reviews to determine your ongoing or enhanced need for benefits. According to the State of California, Department […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| January 11, 2021

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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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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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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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Can I sue my employer for my injuries?
Going through the workers’ compensation process can be frustrating and take a very long time. This is why some injured employees think about trying to sue their employer for compensation as opposed to going through workers’ compensation insurance. However, in the majority of instances, this is not possible. Workers’ compensation insurance is a no-fault system intended to […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| August 26, 2020

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Heavy lifting a major cause of injury in health care
Working in health care exposes you to more risks than the average employee, and many of those risks stem from lifting and shifting heavy patients. Your risk of suffering a lifting-related injury is so notable, in fact, that it is the biggest threat you face in your line of work. According to Healthcare Business & […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| July 31, 2020

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