California Workers' Comp: How to Take Charge When You're Injured on the Job

California Workers' Comp: How to Take Charge When You're Injured on the Job

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by Christopher Ball
     
 

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More than a million Californians a year suffer job-related injuries or illness. For many, receiving compensation can be a nightmare, since recent laws give employers and insurance companies far greater rights and employees fewer medical benefits.

California Workers' Comp shows how to handle a California workers' compensation claim from start to finish.

Overview

More than a million Californians a year suffer job-related injuries or illness. For many, receiving compensation can be a nightmare, since recent laws give employers and insurance companies far greater rights and employees fewer medical benefits.

California Workers' Comp shows how to handle a California workers' compensation claim from start to finish. This plain-English guide, explains how to work with the insurance company to receive the medical treatment and benefits. Workers will find out how to:

- file a claim
- protect ytheir legal rights
- receive the medical care they need
- get the benefits they'reentitled to
- deal with uncooperative employers, doctors and insurance agencies
- negotiate a settlement
- present their case before a judge

This complete guide can help people handling their own claims or filing on a minor or other's behalf. This edition is completely updated to cover significant changes in the area of permanent disability ratings, along with recent updates to the Labor Code and other workers' comp laws. A comprehensive chapter is included for computer users with repetitive strain injuries.

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From the Publisher
"A great hands-on guide for dealing with workers' compensation cases." Orange County Register

"Ball, an attorney who specializes in California workers' compensation law, helps employees get workers' compensation benefits in the state. He explains what it is, what an injured worker is entitled to, the steps of filing a claim, whether the injury is covered, cumulative trauma disorders, what to do when injured, keeping records, the insurance company's role, dealing with an employer, taking charge of medical care, medical-legal evaluations, medical benefits, temporary and permanent disability benefits, supplemental job displacement benefits, death benefits, extraordinary workers' compensation benefits and remedies, benefits and remedies outside the workers' compensation system, settling the case, the appeals board, and finding a lawyer and other resources. This edition has been updated with new forms and current regulations. Forms from the book are available online." Eithne O'Leyne, Editor Ringgold, Inc. ProtoView

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413320244
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
05/20/2014
Edition description:
Tenth Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
547,784
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Attorney Christopher A. Ball practices workers' compensation law exclusively. He is certified as a Worker Compensation Specialist with the State Bar of California. Mr. Ball received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Long Beach State and graduated from Western State School of Law.

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