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What are tax considerations of workers' compensation payments?

You are well aware that whenever you make any income, the tax man will want his cut. Not only will the federal government take taxes from your earned money but you also must pay the state of California and your local municipality. This can really add up, but as they say, the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. However, if you receive workers' compensation, you may not have to pay any taxes.

How lump sums can settle a worker's comp case

California residents hurt in the workplace have an option under California law to receive quicker compensation for their injuries by settling their claim with their employer and receiving their compensation in a lump sum. Settling workplace claims in this manner offers both benefits and possible disadvantages.

Common office injuries

There are many dangerous professions in California. Assuming a job is not risky is one of the biggest mistakes a worker can make. Every job comes with some sort of risk. This includes office jobs, which may seem rather benign. There are many common injuries that office workers suffer from on a regular basis.

Short and long term effects of toxic exposure

Los Angeles workers who are exposed to toxic chemicals or fumes may face both acute and lasting damages. The injuries faced depends on the type of toxin that they were exposed to and how it was treated, as well as the duration of the exposure. Unfortunately, damages can be much more extensive than anyone may initially guess.

Workers' compensation fraud happens on both sides

Workers' compensation fraud always seems to be something in the news in California. It is a huge concern because it costs everyone money, from employers to the state to taxpayers. However, it is rampant. The main reason is because it happens on all sides. Employees, employers and even medical professionals are trying to cheat the system. While most people are honest, the bad apples in the bunch are causing problems for everyone.

All about toxic exposure

Injuries can happen anywhere and in any manner, even in the workplace. Workers in California need to be especially vigilant when avoiding possible toxic exposure, but you may not be aware of what to look for. We at Koszdin, Fields, Sherry and Katz can not only represent you if you suffer injuries after being exposed to dangerous chemicals, but have also prepared this guide to educate you on everything you need to know about toxic exposure.

Things you may not have known about workers’ compensation

If you have been injured in a workplace accident in California, you may have some questions about workers’ compensation. While most people know that the program is designed to help those who are injured at their place of employment, there are many common misunderstandings about who is eligible for help and what kind of assistance can be offered. We at Koszdin, Fields, Sherry and Katz can not only help you apply for workers’ compensation and fight denied applications, we can also educate you on little-known facts and confusing topics.

The true cost of back injury rehabilitation

Many workers in Los Angeles face the potential of back injuries every time they go in to work, whether it's because they have physically demanding jobs or because they perform a lot of repetitive, stressful movements. Unfortunately, back injuries can really put a dent in someone's ability to work, and rehabilitation can be costly in more than just a monetary sense.

The most common ways your insurance may deny benefits

While you expect that your California insurance company will provide for your necessary health care needs, some providers do everything they can to avoid paying out money. This can not only put you in an uncomfortable situation with your doctor’s billing department, but also have detrimental effects on your finances and credit. At Koszdin, Fields, Sherry and Katz, we work hard to make sure that you get the benefits you deserve.

What to do if your workers’ compensation claim is denied

If you are hurt at work, you are likely trying to manage injury recovery, pay medical bills and find a way to earn an income during the process. Each of these can become much more difficult if you find that your workers’ compensation claim was denied. We at Koszdin, Fields, Sherry and Katz know that agencies in the state of California may try to avoid giving out money whenever possible, so we counter denials and fight for clients’ rights to adequate compensation and assistance.

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