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Our attorneys at Gaylord & Nantais are among the finest Long Beach workers’ compensation attorneys, having over 40 years of expertise helping clients maximise the benefits associated with workers’ compensation claims. We assist our customers in successfully navigating the workers’ compensation procedure. Our objective is to offer our customers with the finest quality legal services in a timely manner.

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Injury as an Apprentice: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

On the job training can take many forms. An apprenticeship is just one way of getting the hands-on training you need to be certified to perform a specific job. As an apprentice, you are considered an employee of the company who is sponsoring your apprenticeship program. If you get injured while on the job, you have the right to file a Workers’ Compensation claim.

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Is a Legal Settlement for Mesothelioma Taxable Income?

Individuals who have taken part in and won a mesothelioma lawsuit need to understand how the tax laws will affect the amount of money they actually received during the payout process. Several factors determine what amount is taxed and how much will eventually be turned back over to the government.

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The Rise of Telemedicine in Workers’ Compensation Claim

During the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing a doctor has been tricky. For work-related injuries, you must seek medical attention as soon as possible so that you can file your workers’ compensation claim. However, with only few doctors actively seeing patients, seeking medical attention can be difficult. Telemedicine is one of the best ways to solve this problem.

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What Jobs Can Cause Occupational Lung Diseases?

Occupational lung diseases are lung ailments caused by long-term exposure to certain irritants at the workplace. It is mainly because of the few irritants which are not at all good for your lungs. Normally, the lung ailments can have lasting effects, even when your lung is not exposed to the irritants. There are different particles in the air from different sources such as fires, smokestacks, exhaust, mining, construction, factories and agriculture that can cause lung problems.

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Medical Treatment and California Work Injury Claims

After receiving a work-related injury, receiving medical treatment is essential. However, many injuries go untreated partially because if the condition isn’t recorded, it won’t be covered under your workers’ compensation claim. When seeking medical treatment, you need to make sure that the primary injury is covered as well as any secondary injuries or conditions that may result from it.

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How and Why You Need to Document Your Workplace Injuries

Documentation and understanding what type of information should be included are some of the key elements of your claim when it comes to work-related injuries. It is also important to know how to document your injury as proper documentation will validate your claim and prove why you deserve proper compensation. Therefore, it’s essential to document everything in great detail.

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Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in California?

Workplace injuries are nothing to joke about. Slip and fall accidents or being hit by a moving object can cause serious injuries that may prevent you from working. When an employer becomes negligent in taking care of their obligations, it’s extremely important to make sure all of your needs are cared for. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is the best way to ensure that your medical expenses and lost wages are covered in the event of accidents or other uncertainties.

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