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    California Department of Industrial Relations Releases New Workers’ Comp Regulations

    The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently released the first of several new regulations designed to implement the recent changes to workers’ compensation laws that were passed by the state legislature. The new workers’ compensation law increased permanent disability benefits, created an independent medical panel to review injuries, and made changes to lien and… Read More

    Why Might I Stop Receiving SSD Benefits?

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to review the file of every person receiving Social Security disability (SSD) benefits from time to time. The amount of time between reviews depends on how likely your medical condition is to improve. During a review, you may have an experienced Social Security disability attorney of your choice… Read More

    What If My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

    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

    When Do Social Security Disability Benefits End?

    Once you’ve been approved for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, you will generally continue to receive them as long as you remain disabled. However, there are situations in which your benefits might be suspended or terminated. If you’re facing an interruption in your benefits, don’t hesitate to contact a dedicated southern California Social Security disability… Read More

    What Happens If There Is a Disagreement Over Benefits?

    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

    All Paper Checks from Social Security to End March 1

    New recipients of Social Security disability (SSD), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Social Security retirement benefits are already used to the requirement that the benefits be deposited electronically into a checking account or onto a debit card. Starting March 1, 2013, however, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will stop sending paper checks to any benefits… Read More

    What Information Should I Include on my Workers’ Comp Claim Form?

    If you’re injured on the job, you’ll need to fill out a workers’ compensation claim form as soon as you can after the accident. Your employer should provide you a copy of this form, or you can download it from the California Division of Workers’ Compensation website here: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/FileAClaim.htm. When you give the completed form… Read More

    If you qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, you may continue to receive these benefits even if you leave the United States – for instance, if you decide to travel for more than thirty days. An experienced southern California Social Security disability benefits attorney can help you understand how the rules for traveling and… Read More

    Who Can Represent Me When Seeking Social Security Disability Insurance Coverage?

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) is in charge of administering Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Demonstrating that you qualify for benefits and getting them can be an uphill battle, especially if your disability makes it difficult to perform once-routine tasks like making phone calls, answering questions, or gathering information. Fortunately, the SSA allows you… Read More

    California workers who are injured on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to help them meet the costs of those injuries in most situations. However, it’s not always easy to get the benefits you need, which is why many experienced southern California workers’ compensation attorneys are dedicated to helping injured workers. One reason benefits can… Read More

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