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California Workers Compensation System Development

California Workers Compensation History California Workers Compensation System Development – The laws that comprise California’s current workers’ compensation system developed over time. The origins of the system trace back to the industrial revolution in the late 19th century. In addition, as mass production and factories increased, many workers fell victims to employers’ disinclination to take responsibility in…

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Undocumented California Workers Compensation Legal Rights

Undocumented California Workers Compensation Legal Rights Undocumented California Workers Compensation Legal Rights Allow Claiming Industrial Injury Compensation and Medical Benefits. Illegal immigration, particularly from Mexico, has been an issue in the United States for many years now. With a changing executive and a changing legislature, the governments stance on immigration policy fluctuates from hostile to ambivalent. To…

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Workers Compensation Independent Medical Review Process

Workers Compensation Independent Medical Review Process – After a work related injury, the injured person should be permitted to see a doctor at an industrial clinic within the workers’ compensation insurance network. The physician within the network is known as an MPN doctor. That MPN doctor will request needed treatment to cure or relieve the effects…

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CA Workers Compensation Return to Work Supplement Program

CA Workers Compensation Return to Work Supplement Program CA Workers Compensation Return to Work Supplement Program – California Labor Code Section 139.48 implemented through Senate Bill 863 created a $120 Million fund for a Supplement Program called Return to Work (RTW). The RTW fund was created to provide aid for workers whose disability benefits are extremely…

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Accident Injury Lawyer Talks Prop. 22

Employee or Independent Contractor? How Prop. 22 May Affect Your Claim On November 3rd, 2020, California voters voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 22 which claimed 58.56% of the vote. What about this bill fostered such fervent support? And how, if at all, could it affect your Workers’ Compensation claim? Before we can answer these questions, let’s…

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Workers’ Compensation FAQ

Questions? We’ve Got Answers. For the average person, the field of workers’ compensation is entirely foreign to them until they sustain a work-related injury. Once an injury does occur, many without the right guidance are forced to educate themselves quickly on this complex legal field while simultaneously worrying about their physical recovery. This can soon…

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California Workers Compensation Law MPN

Medical Provider Network for California Workers Compensation Law The California workers compensation law MPN concept was introduced to the system in 2004. That year, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB899 into law, bringing about a sweeping overhaul of California’s workers’ compensation system. The MPN, short for Medical Provider Network, allows insurers to create their own private…

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