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On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Workers Compensation on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

California’s changing laws seek to protect injured individuals from employers who try to avoid paying workers’ compensation.  As it stands, if you are an independent contractor, you cannot collect workers’ compensation. Companies seeking to avoid liability find hiring independent contractors …

On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Workers Compensation on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Friday’s are beautiful.  It’s the last day of the week, and all the potential of the weekend is ahead.  The last delivery is finally here.  All there is to do is unload the truck and your workday is over.  As …

On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Workers Compensation on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Everyone knows about Covid-19, and it seems like everyone has an opinion about it. From wearing a mask to using gloves to not using gloves, the whole thing is a mess. The time of Covid-19 has really changed the way …

On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Workers Compensation on Monday, October 12, 2020.

Workplace injuries and illnesses are not uncommon in and around Los Angeles. However, any worker who sustains an on-the-job injury or illness should be able to rely on workers’ compensation coverage in California to help with their expenses. The COVID-19 …

On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Repetitive Injuries on Monday, September 14, 2020.

Repetitive strain injuries sometimes referred to as repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), are very common in the workplace. Most employers do take steps to mitigate the causes of repetitive motion injuries. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted much of the workforce …

On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Workers Compensation on Monday, August 17, 2020.

When people discuss work injuries, the conversation is usually tilted towards traumatic injuries that happen fairly suddenly and are easily visible. However, often left out of the work injury conversation are mental health illnesses that arise due to the workplace. …

On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Repetitive Motion Injury on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many people are not thinking about one of the most common types of workplace injuries – repetitive motion injuries. However, there is a good chance that many workers face an increased risk …

On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Workplace injuries on Monday, June 15, 2020.

Every employee faces risks of injury, regardless of what type of job they are engaged in. Whether somebody works in a high-rise office building or as a postal worker, there are injury risks present. Construction workers, though, face more on …

On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Workers Compensation on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every state in this country. Even as a stay at home orders are beginning to relax, and the economy gradually opens back up, the death toll and the number of people contracting this coronavirus …

On behalf of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz posted in Repetitive Injuries on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

With most of the country, including all of California, under stay at home orders to help stop the spread of COVID-19, many people are having to adjust to working from home. While this may cut down on the daily commute …