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You have injured your back at work and must stay out for a few weeks. You know that your injury happened while lifting those boxes in the storeroom. But how can you prove to your employer’s Workers’ Compensation (WC) insurer that your injury happened on the job? One of the most crucial components of the… Read More

Ouch! Heavy Lifting Causes Many Workplace Injuries

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on April 24, 2019
In Uncategorized

One million workers hurt their backs each year, representing almost 20% of all workplace injuries and illnesses. And most of these injuries are caused by heavy lifting.

Have you ever thought about eye safety at work? Many of us would discount the importance of eye safety, but in reality, more than 2,000 Americans suffer an eye injury every day! This results in vision loss which leads to medical expenses, Workers’ Compensation and more than $300 million in lost work time! During Workplace… Read More

If you are injured at work, you will have many important things to do. You must get medical treatment immediately, and you will be worried about your job and your ability to continue working. But don’t forget to file a claim for Workers’ Compensation (WC) as soon as possible. You must take certain steps before… Read More

California provides several stages in which a Workers’ Compensation (WC) applicant can appeal a Workers’ Compensation award decision. Even if your employer’s insurance company accepted your claim, you may want to resolve a dispute that exists in your case. Petition for Reconsideration. The initial appeal step is to file a Petition for Reconsideration with your… Read More

If you are injured at work in California, you are covered by Workers’ Compensation (WC). This includes seasonal workers such as those who are employed during peak sales, manufacturing and tourism periods as well as migrant workers who work during planting and harvesting seasons. In fact, California is one of only 13 U.S. states, and… Read More

4 Workers’ Comp Benefits

By Kenton Koszdin on November 7, 2018
In Workers Compensation

If you are injured on the job, you most likely qualify for Workers’ Comp Benefits. These benefits are provided to W-2 workers, as the employer is required to carry Workers’ Comp insurance on all employees. This insurance is designed to help protect employees who are injured while working. But what are the benefits of Workers’… Read More

How to Report an Injury to Your Employer

By Kenton Koszdin on November 5, 2018
In Workers Compensation

If you’ve sustained an injury while working, do you know how to report it? Do you know why it is important to report even minor injuries? Workplace injuries are more common than you’d think, but your employer will most likely have procedures in place to make sure you get the care you need after your… Read More

Hiring a Workers’ Compensation lawyer can help you get the benefits you need after being injured on the job, or if you have an illness related to your work environment. There are several reasons you would need a lawyer to get through the Workers’ Compensation process. If the thought of going it alone makes you… Read More

Can You Directly Sue Your Employer?

By Kenton Koszdin on October 10, 2018
In Workers Compensation

While there are ways to help protect employees in certain situations, such as being injured in the work-place, there are still reasons to sue your employer. When considering whether or not to sue your employer, it is important to know when a lawsuit is warranted and when it isn’t worth the time and legal fees,… Read More

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