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    Southern California Employers See Workers’ Compensation Costs Increase, But Not Much

    A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the costs of wages, benefits, and workers’ compensation increased for southern California laborers over the last year, but that the cost increase kept pace with inflation and the rising costs of other items, according to an article in the Press-Enterprise. The report analyzed… Read More

    Social Security Disability Benefits May Also Help Your Family

    If you’ve been disabled due to an accident, illness, or other event, you may be aware that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments can help you cover necessary bills even though you are no longer able to work. However, you may not know that SSDI payments can also help support your spouse and/or children. If… Read More

    A recent study from the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute found that California’s law limiting the amount doctors can charge for medications they give to patients on workers’ compensation has reduced the costs of medical care for patients and for workers’ compensation insurers. However, it has not reduced the health care provided to Californians injured on… Read More

    What Benefits Does California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Offer?

    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

    Children who meet the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s definition of “disability” may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits even if they have never worked or paid into Social Security, as long as their disability occurred before they reached age 22. The SSA typically requires that a disability meets certain criteria before SSDI payments… Read More

    What To Do If You’re Injured On the Job in California

    In California, workers’ compensation provides benefits for those who are injured on the job. If you suffer a workplace injury, here are the first key steps you should take to protect your workers’ compensation rights: Tell your supervisor. Tell your supervisor as soon as an injury occurs. If your injury or illness developed over time,… Read More

    How Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits for certain people who are unable to work due to injury or illness. If you’re facing disability in California, here are some guidelines you’ll have to meet in order to qualify for SSDI benefits. “Disability.” The first step is to meet the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s definition of “disability.” A… Read More

    The California Court of Appeals recently clarified the “sudden and extraordinary” exception for workers’ compensation for psychiatric injuries. The ruling makes it more difficult, but not impossible, for workers to get compensation for psychiatric injuries when they haven’t been on the job for very long. Currently, California’s workers’ compensation law provides coverage for physical injuries… Read More

    Social Security Provides Benefits for Disabled Californians

    California residents with disabilities may qualify for benefits from the federal Social Security Administration (SSA) in two ways. The SSA provides both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Although these programs are different in many ways, they both make benefits available to qualifying individuals in California and other states who… Read More

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