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Going Back to Work After Your Workers' Compensation Injury

Posted on 6/25/2012 by Bridgeford Admin in SCV Magazine workers' compensation work disability

After the doctors tell you that you’re not going to get any better (or hopefully not any worse), you as an injured worker will have a decision to make. Once the doctors have declared that you have reached “maximal medical improvement”, in many instances the employer - or more customarily, the insurance company – will seek to settle out your claim by paying out any permanent disability benefits you might be entitled to and also “buying out” your right to future medical care for your industrial injury. However, not everybody wants to leave a job that they perhaps like and have worked at for many years.

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VIAGRA FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION?

Posted on 5/29/2012 by Bridgeford Admin in SCV Magazine workers' compensation viagra

Strange as it might seem, injured workers have been awarded lifetime access to free Viagra or other sexual enhancement drugs – much to the consternation of insurance companies.

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BUT I WAS AFRAID I'D BE FIRED!

Posted on 4/20/2012 by Bridgeford Admin in SCV Magazine workers' compensation discrimination

"I was afraid to report my work accident because I thought my employer might fire me." During the hundreds of depositions I’ve been involved with, this is the phrase I hear the most.

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ARE PSYCHIATRIC CLAIMS LEGITIMATE?

Posted on 3/27/2012 by Bridgeford Admin in SCV Magazine workers' compensation psychiatric depression

In workers compensation, are so-called “psych” claims legitimate? Like all else in this world of ours, it depends. As the result of reform legislation several years ago, the value of standard orthopedic workers compensation was essentially cut in half.

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SHOULD I REPORT MY WORK INJURY?

Posted on 2/27/2012 by Bridgeford Admin in SCV Magazine workers' compensation no fault termination

Reporting a work incident or even an injury is not the same as filing a Workers Compensation claim (which we’ll save for another article). By not reporting an incident, the individual may create both problems for himself and for his employer.

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