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Bill Targets Workers’ Compensation Insurance Gender Bias No Reducing Disability Compensation for Pregnancy, Menopause, Brest Cancer, Sexual Harassment, or Osteoporosis CAAA PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Contact:Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546, Twitter: @shopcraft SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association’s (CAAA) Women’s Caucus, at a news conference with Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego), today announced legislation to help eliminate bias against women in workers’ compensation insurance. Discriminatory policies are deeply embedded in the workers’ compensation system. Insurers penalize injured women by deducting permanent disability compensation for gender-based factors. Common women’s work injures […]

Your employer must fill out and sign the “employer” portion of the form and give the completed form to a claims administrator. This person handles workers’ compensation claims for your employer. (Most claims administrators work for insurance companies or other organizations that handle claims for employers. Some claims administrators work directly for large employers that handle their own claims. This person may also be called a claims examiner or claims adjuster.) Your employer must give or mail you a copy of the completed form within one working day after you filed it. Keep this copy. The claims administrator must decide […]

A recent Los Angeles Times article details the mad rush to file workers compensation claims in California by professional athletes following the passage of legislation barring claims by athletes from team outside California. Prior to the passage of AB 1309 professional athletes that played for teams outside of California could file a workers compensation claim in California if they had played just one game in California. Professional athletes have chosen to file their workers compensation claims in California in the past because California is one of the few states that allow claims for injury caused by cumulative trauma. Cumulative injuries […]

Permanent Disability Benefits – Examples The following are only examples. They apply to workers who earned more than $435 per week before injury, and whose employer has fewer than 50 employees. The examples are not adjusted for age, occupation, or other factors causing disability (“apportionment“). Disability Injury in 2005-12 Injury in 2013 Injury in 2014 Total loss of vision in one eye, normal vision in other eye $19,665.00 (total) $27,312.50 (total) $34,437.50 (total) Amputation of index finger at middle joint $6,210.00 (total) $7,877.50 (total) $9,932.50 (total

Medical care must be paid for by your employer if you get hurt on the job – whether or not you miss time from work. – You may be eligible to receive benefits even if you are a temporary or part-time worker. – You may be covered by workers’ compensation as an employee even if you are called an “independent contractor.” – You don’t have to be a legal resident of the United States to receive most workers’ compensation benefits. – You usually receive benefits no matter who was at fault for your job injury. – You can’t sue your […]

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