Workers' Compensation Archives

Can I get workers' comp for an off-premises traffic crash?

Workplace injuries occur for a myriad of reasons, from electrocution to accidents involving heights. However, traffic accidents are a major problem for many employees in San Bernardino, and all over California. After suffering an injury while driving at work, employees may experience significant physical pain, mental trauma and devastating financial setbacks. Fortunately, some are able to secure workers' compensation benefits, which could help you if you are going through this firsthand.

Recovering from a work accident as a truck driver

If you drive a semi or another type of large truck, you likely face an assortment of risks every single day you work. Whether you drive in San Bernardino, or on roads in another part of California, you may face hazards while maneuvering through traffic, unloading cargo or as a result of repetitive stress. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we are well aware of the multiple challenges that injured truckers may face while trying to move forward from a workplace accident.

Employers and workers' comp insurance

Whether you work for a small business or a large firm, there are a number of hurdles you may have to overcome. For example, you may decide to take legal action against your employer over allegations of discrimination or you may find yourself in the middle of a contract dispute. However, if you are facing problems because of a work injury, the consequences can be particularly damaging. In San Bernardino, and other cities around California, these charges can lead to significant financial penalties that may spell disaster for you. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we understand the high level of stress that workers in this position often struggle with.

Can professional athletes receive workers' comp?

Jobsite incidents that cause injuries take many forms, from mishaps on construction sites to slip-and-fall events in offices. However, those who play professional sports also become injured on the job and may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits in California, depending on their circumstances. If you are a pro athlete or one of your family members is injured while playing a sport professionally, reviewing workers' compensation eligibility is paramount.

Applying for workers' comp after a spinal cord injury

From traumatic brain injuries to back problems, workplace accidents cause many hardships. However, spinal cord injuries are often especially difficult and it is important for you to examine any resources that are available if your spinal cord was injured at work. In San Bernardino, and other cities around California, some people with injured spinal cords have obtained workers' compensation benefits to help them restore some normalcy in their lives. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we are very familiar with the challenges that people face after a job site accident.

Can undocumented immigrants apply for workers' comp?

From workplace accidents to layoffs, workers face a number of stressors. However, undocumented immigrants and those who have a work visa may face additional employment-related challenges. If you are an undocumented worker in San Bernardino or employ a worker who is in this position, it is important to understand where California stands on workers' compensation benefits for undocumented workers.

Can I receive workers' comp if I was hurt in a car crash?

Each year, a shocking number of people are hurt in motor vehicle accidents. In San Bernardino, and on roads throughout the state of California, these crashes make life challenging for victims in many ways. If you were recently involved in a traffic accident, you may be struggling with bills, serious injuries and other hardships. Additionally, you may be wondering how you will recover and whether you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

Temporary workers and workers' comp benefits

According to the Department of Industrial Relations, some temporary workers in the state of California are entitled to workers' compensation benefits if they are injured on the job. In San Bernardino, and other cities across the state, it is crucial for temporary workers to recognize their employee rights and take advantage of any resources that are available if they suffer a job-related injury.

Reviewing supplemental job displacement vouchers

In 2014, more than 2.9 million non-fatal work injury and illness cases were reported in the private sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These injuries result in various hardships, such as missing work and medical costs. However, some employees who are hurt at work are permanently disabled and unable to return to their previous position in San Bernardino, and all across the state of California.

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