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    An employee who is injured on the job only to find that his or her employer doesn’t have the mandated workers’ compensation coverage may feel like the situation is dire. However, such employees are often covered by California’s Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund (UEBTF). An experienced southern California workers’ compensation attorney can help you file… Read More

    What Happens If There Is a Disagreement Over Benefits?

    By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on January 22, 2013
    In Workers Compensation

    During a workers’ compensation claim, you may find that you disagree with the claims administrator handling your case when it comes to what the doctor who treats you has to say about your injury or what you need to recover. What should you do when a disagreement occurs? When you and the claims administrator disagree… Read More

    Many California workers are aware of workers’ compensation coverage, but they aren’t sure who is covered, what types of injuries or illnesses are covered, which benefits are available, or how to ensure their own injuries or illnesses are covered. Here is an overview of California workers’ compensation law that describes some of the basics: Who… Read More

    Many Californians get their first jobs during their teenage years as a way to earn money, practice responsibility, and learn practical on-the-job skills. But teens can also be injured on the job, just like any adult worker. Teens have rights under California workers’ compensation law just like adult workers do. It’s important for parents to know about… Read More

    A federal court in Georgia recently held that nine Atlanta Falcons players won’t be allowed to seek workers’ compensation benefits in California for injuries they suffered in games played in California. The players, who played for the Falcons between 2002 and 2010, had filed a claim for workers’ compensation benefits in California, claiming they had suffered… Read More

    San Diego Workers’ Compensation Billboards Seek to Inform

    By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on November 19, 2012
    In Workers Compensation

    If you spend time in San Diego County, you may have seen a new billboard featuring a workers’ compensation message. The billboards remind workers that their employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation coverage, and they provide a phone number for workers to call for more information. The billboards are sponsored by the San… Read More

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced the top ten most-cited workplace safety violations in 2012. Any of these violations could lead to a potentially serious on-the-job injury or illness. The most often-cited workplace violations in 2012 included: Lack of general fall protection, like guardrails, harnesses, or safety nets; Lack of proper communication about physical,… Read More

    The short answer to this question is no: California workers’ compensation does not cover independent contractors. In order to be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation coverage in California, you must be an employee, not a contractor. However, there is no single hard rule that determines who is and who is not an “employee.” It’s important to… Read More

    Each year, thousands of California teenagers take on full- or part-time jobs as a way to earn money, save for college, or gain valuable employment experience. Just like workers of any age, young workers can and do suffer injuries while on the job. In California, employees under age 18 may qualify for CA workers’ compensation benefits if… Read More

    California workers’ compensation insurance benefits cover five basic areas. All of these benefits are designed to help treat the on the job injury or illness you have suffered in order to get you back to work if possible, or to provide assistance if it is impossible for you to work after an accident or illness…. Read More

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