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.
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.
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.
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.