Over my many years of being a Worker’s Compensation Attorney, there isn’t a week in which I don’t have an Injured Worker tell me that they really need to get an MRI. For many, they do not know why they need a MRI. They, however, strongly feel they need to get one. For many, MRIs are viewed by as the state-of- the-art way of finding out what is physically wrong with them. They want answers. They want to get better. There is no blame for wanting that!
This article is will discuss Injured Workers’ concerns about the need for the diagnostic test of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This article will discuss the nature of MRIs and how they can help Injured Workers with respect to their workers’ compensation claims.
The California Supreme Court recently decided a Wage Claim Case. This Wage Claim Case may have implications with respect to California Workers’ Compensation Law. The case is Frlekin vs. Apple, Inc. 2020 Cal. LEXIS 547. This case involved the issue of whether an Employee who is off the clock but required by their Employer to do something should be entitled to receive wages for that time.
The case involved Apple, Inc.. From the facts, it would appear that they had concerns of Employee Theft. Their concerns would appear that the theft would occur when the Employees would leave the store. As a result of this, they developed a policy in which they searched their employees as they would leave the stores. Their employees, while waiting to be searched and during these searches, however, were clocked out and did not earn wages during either the waiting time or the search.
Per the Centers of Disease Control, the Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is the cause of a disease known as “Coronavirus Disease 2019” or abbreviated as ‘COVID-19.” The Disease is something that is spread by “Person to Person” contact. There are many Occupations in which workers may come in contact with individuals who have the disease. These workers, therefore, are at risk of being infected.
This article will discuss how the Coronavirus Disease can be work-related and its implications within workers’ compensation in the State of California.
This article will discuss Depositions and how they are used in California Workers’ Compensation cases. This article includes discussion of the nature of depositions, why depositions are taken, how they are used to assist in the resolution of workers’ compensation cases, and how they are used at workers’ compensation trials. This article will also discuss some important caselaw which relates to what and what cannot be asked in depositions.
Injured Workers in California are entitled to receive medical reimbursements for mileage incurred in the course and scope of their medical treatment. Further, Injured Workers are entitled to mileage attending their deposition. Additionally, Injured Workers are entitled to mileage reimbursement for attending Qualified Medical Evaluations and Agreed Medical Evaluations.
This article will discuss the 2020 Medical Mileage rate.