California Worker's Comp: How to Take Charge when You're Injured on the Job

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Nolo, 2006 - Law - 493 pages
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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 will guide readers through the process of handling a claim from start to finish. Among the issues addressed are: filing a claim protecting legal rights receiving the needed medical care dealing with uncooperative employers, doctors and insurance agencies negotiating a settlement presenting a case before a judge The book includes all the forms you need along with step-by-step instructions to filling them out. The 6th edition covers recent changes to workers' compensation law, which include: new limitations on your right to see your own doctor new objective medical standards for rating disabilities changes to disability benefits a new dispute resolution process

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Attorney Christopher A. Ball is the author of California Workers' Comp: How to Take Charge When You Are Injured on the Job, soon to be in its sixth edition. Since 1991, Mr. 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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