Hw Can They Damage an Injured Worker’s Claim of Industrial Injury?
In California Workers’ Compensation Law, Injured Workers attend both medical treatment appointments and evaluations as part of their claims. While these appointments are intended to provide either treatment or assess aspects of Injured Worker’s claim, such as permanent disability, these examinations and evaluations can also inform Insurance Companies of information that casts doubt as to the validity or the severity of an Injured Worker’s claim. These items are frequently called “red flags.” Many doctors who contract with insurance companies will note these “red flags” within their reporting.
Workers’ Compensation Law in California provides the legal framework, the amount of compensation, types of medical care that injured workers are to receive in the event that they sustained an industrial injury.
In California, besides the Labor Code which provides Injured Workers rights and benefits, Labor Contracts can also provide benefits and rights. Labor Contracts can be Union Contracts or Memorandums of Understanding (MOU). Each Contract or MOU can provide unique Industrially Injured Workers benefits and rights that exceed the benefits extended by the Labor Code. Continue reading
What is MMI?
Why is MMI Important to Your Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Maximum Medical Improvement is the term used within California Workers’ Compensation Law which applies to when one has recovered from their industrial injury. Previously, in Workers’ Compensation Law, the term “Permanent and Stationary” was used. Continue reading
Why is Enhanced Industrial Disability Leave (EIDL) important?
Enhanced Industrial Disability Leave is a special benefit that applies to some eligible government workers as a result of their work injuries.
California Government Code Section 19871.2 provides that: Continue reading