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June 2012 Archives

What's time limit for California workers' compensation benefits?

Every state's laws regarding workers' compensation differ. What flies in one state may not fly in California. Then again, what gets restricted in another state may be completely acceptable in California. Knowing what is and isn't allowed in terms of amounts and durations of workers' compensation benefits can be complex and require the help of experienced legal counsel.

California workers' compensation claim denied? Don't drop it

Some readers will likely take interest in a recent decision by a state workers' compensation board from a state other than California. At issue was whether a veterinary assistant was entitled to have her former employer provide her workers' compensation benefits to pay for rabies shots. The state commission reversed a deputy commissioner's determination denying the claim.

California to benefit from AIG workers' compensation deal

American International Group recently settled a pending workers' compensation dispute that was brought on behalf of all 50 states. Under the agreement, the company agrees to pay $146.6 million to settle its handling of workers' compensation reporting that dates back many years. The company was said to have violated premium reporting rules in many states, including California.

Advocate for injured California farm workers applauded for work

A California woman is earning lauds for her continued work in advocating for low-income agricultural workers' access to state assisted health care. Her work, which has been undertaken over the course of the past 10 years, has been focused on providing certain California workers, many in the seasonal farming business, with health care for issues that they developed as a result of being injured on the job.

Work injury risk at Los Angeles waste plant yields hefty fines

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has handed out 36 violations to a Los Angeles- based solid waste company that resulted in nearly $39,000 in fines.

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