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Workers' Compensation & Whistleblower Claims

Workers’ Compensation & Whistleblower Claims

Every worker has the right to a safe workplace, according to the Occupation Safety and Health Act of 1970. In California, workers can also rely on the State of California’s Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, to help protect workers on the job. However, even in the safest jobs, accidents can

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Understanding Wage Replacement Benefits in a Workers Compensation Case

The workers compensation system affords protection to injured workers by providing reimbursement for lost wages. When an employee is harmed in a workplace accident, there are four types of workers’ compensation benefits they could possibly claim: medical coverage, wage benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits. Often employees do not realize that in addition to paying

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Do You Have to Use FMLA When You Are on Workers’ Comp?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides helpful benefits for workers. This law applies to a variety of situations related to a worker’s personal illness, and it also covers situations where a worker needs to take care of certain family members because they have suffered an injury or illness. FMLA is much broader than workers’

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DLG – Can You Be Fired While On Workers Compensation In California

Many employees do not file legitimate workers’ compensation claims due to the fear that their employer will fire them as retaliation. If you were fired after filing a workers’ compensation claim in California, consider visiting with the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Diefer Law Group at (888) 301-7795 to learn all of your legal options. 

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DLG- Determining Economic Damages in a Workers’ Compensation Case

After an employee is injured at work the question often arises whether to pursue a workers’ compensation claim or to sue the employer under a personal injury claim. The two options are quite different, and both are only sometimes available. Claimable damages under each option differ significantly. If you are based in Riverside, California and

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Types of Workers Compensation Benefits

In California, all businesses that employ one or more employees must provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees to cover their on-the-job injuries and work-related illnesses. But what types of workers’ compensation benefits are available to workers for injuries sustained in workplace accidents and diseases related to their jobs? The benefits provided by California’s workers’

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Medical Treatment Options When You Are Claiming Workers’ Compensation

Employees who are injured or disabled at work due to an accident or occupational conditions are entitled to appropriate medical care through workers’ compensation. However, it is not uncommon for employers to argue that their workers are entitled to less compensation than is actually the case. Learn more about your case, and have an experienced

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Workers Compensation 101

People who suffer injuries or illnesses at work might feel overwhelmed and confused when filing a workers’ compensation claim. Many of those who experience injuries in workplace accidents search for “Workers’ Compensation 101” guides online to find answers to their questions. The knowledgeable and results-driven attorneys at Diefer Law Group help clients in Riverside and

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The challenges of back injuries caused by work accidents

The challenges of back injuries caused by work accidents

A lot of people in California and elsewhere know all too well the challenges of living with chronic back pain. For those who suffer back injuries at work, the pain and immobility may prevent them from performing their duties as assigned. What’s more, it can leave them with constant pain and discomfort and a lesser

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Complying with sexual harassment prevention training

Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in many workplaces in California and across the country. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing clearly defines sexual harassment, which essentially includes someone making unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors in return for career advancement or some other reward. No matter the particulars, sexual

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