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

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Nolo, 2008 - Law - 508 pages
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Maximize the medical care and benefits you're entitled to!
From industrial injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome, more than a million Californians a year suffer job-related injuries or illness. For many, receiving compensation can be a nightmare.
California Workers' Comp shows you how to handle a California workers' compensation claim from start to finish. Find out how to:
file a claim
protect your legal rights
receive the medical care you need
get the benefits you're entitled to
deal with uncooperative employers, doctors and insurance agencies
negotiate a settlement
present your case before a judge
The 7th edition is completely updated with the latest regulations and labor codes, and explains how the new AMA Guides affect your permanent-disability award.
Recent laws give employers and insurance companies far greater rights and employees fewer medical benefits. Learn to work with your insurance company to receive the medical treatment and benefits you deserve.
Workers' Compensation Forms
Forms to File With the Division of Workers' Compensation
DWC-1: Workers' Compensation Claim Form
Application for Adjudication of Claim
Declaration in Compliance With Labor Code Section 4906(G)
Declaration of Readiness to Proceed
Declaration of Readiness to Proceed to Expedited Hearing (Trial)
Pre-Trial Conference Statement
Notice of Change of Address
Proof of Service
Cover Letter to Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
Record-Keeping Forms and Worksheets
Record of Income and Benefits Received
Record of Time Off Work
Record of Medical Expenses and Request for Reimbursement
Record of Mileage & Transportation and Request for Reimbursement
Settlement Worksheets and Documents
Settlement Worksheet: Value of Workers' Compensation Claim
Stipulations with Request for Award
Compromise and Release
Forms to File With Your Employer
Employee's Designation of Personal Physician
Letter to Employer Requesting Copies of Documents and Evidence
Objection to Treating Physician's Recommendation for Spinal Surgery

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Good reading if you need to know CA Workers comp basics. Easy to understand and provides examples how to write important documents.

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About the author (2008)

Since 1991, Christopher Ball has practiced workers' compensation law exclusively. He is certified as a Worker's Compensation Specialist with the State Bar of California. Mr. Ball received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Long Beach State in 1972 and graduated law school from Western State School of Law in 1975.

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