Recently, there has been an article reporting concerning the dangers of working at Amazon Warehouses. Amazon employs large numbers of warehouse workers and has high standards concerning productivity. Delivering packets on the same day, the next day or within two days is very demanding. As a result, this high level of productivity and demands upon workers, there have been a number of work injuries which have resulted in workers’ compensation claim.
This article will discuss injuries in Warehouses as well as a discussion of the work safety issues present at Amazon.
The State of California has a special program called the California Victim Compensation Program to assist victims of crime. This program is administered through the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board. The program allows individuals who were victims of crime to obtain benefits to compensate them from the effects of them being subjected to such criminal acts.
This article will discuss the CalVCP how it interacts with California Workers’ Compensation Law. It will discuss the applicable Labor Code Section as well as the Caselaw concerning VCGCB benefits and workers’ compensation. It will discuss the obligations for the recipient of the benefits to pay back the Compensation Program in the event of a workers’ compensation recovery.
Many companies offer Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) to their employees. These EAP Programs are contracted by companies to provide various services to their employees. This article will discuss Employee Assistant Programs or EAPs and how they relate to Workers’ Compensation Claims and Employee Work Injuries. This article will also discuss various workers’ compensation case law involving EAP programs.
When a Government Institutes a program that is responsible for distributing billions of dollars each year, there are individuals who will attempt to take advantage of the program by engaging in fraud.
During the course of any given year, billions of dollars are paid out through the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program to Injured Workers for temporary disability and permanent disability benefits, Medical Providers are paid for various medical procedures provided, Attorneys are paid fees out of Injured Workers’ settlements, and Vendors are compensated for various services provided such as for medications, durable medical equipment, interpreting or photocopying. Also, Employers are obligated to pay premiums in the billions of dollars in insurance premiums.
Recently, SB 542 was passed for which a legal presumption of injury is applicable for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for certain Firefighters and Peace Officers.
The presumption will become effective as of 1/1/2020, and will only remain in effect until 1/1/25.
This article will discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the Presumption, and How It will be applied.