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September 2013 Archives

California may soon be giving workers’ comp rate a bump

Workers’ compensation laws and regulations in California are always changing and it’s important for anyone who works in the Los Angeles area to be aware of these changes as they could affect whether or not a person receives the proper compensation if he or she is hurt on the job.

NFL and other pro sports groups fighting to limit workers' comp

Although most employers in the Los Angeles area do their best to keep their workplaces safe, accidents and injuries still happen. When they do, employees are generally entitled to workers’ compensation for their injuries and medical expenses. However, workers’ compensation laws are often contested by employers and insurance companies.

California man dies on the job after being run over by truck

Anyone who works in California is covered by workers' compensation if they’re hurt while on the job. Although some companies do their best to protect their employees from harm accidents and illness still happen. When these unfortunate incidents do occur some companies in the Los Angeles County area try to avoid their responsibilities to fairly compensate an employee who has been injured on the job.

California practical joke victim gets workers compensation

Some people like to play practical jokes on co-workers in the workplace. When harmless pranks are inflicted at the office or in the service industry, they can lighten the mood and give everyone a big laugh. However, well-intentioned fun has the possibility of backfiring; the joke can go too far and cause a workplace injury. In such case, the joke is no longer funny. Instead, the victim may have to receive medical care, take time off to heal, and file a workers’ compensation claim to make up for lost wages.

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