California Workers' Comp: How To Take Charge When You're Injured On The Job

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NOLO, May 18, 2010 - Law - 620 pages
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Handle your California workers' compensation claim and maximize your benefits!

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, since recent laws give employers and insurance companies far greater rights and employees fewer medical benefits.

California Workers' Comp shows you how to handle a California workers' compensation claim from start to finish. With this plain-English guide, you'll learn how to work with your insurance company to receive the medical treatment and benefits you deserve. 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

    Turn to California Workers' Comp to get the benefits you're entitled to. This complete guide can help you whether you're handling your own claim or filing on a minor or other's behalf. The 8th edition is completely updated to cover significant changes in the area of permanent disability ratings, along with recent updates to the Labor Code and other workers' comp laws. Plus, read a new chapter with information tailored to computer users with repetitive strain injuries.
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    This book is great for anyone with little or no knowledge about the Workers' compensation system out there. Sometimes your doctors are not familiar with the laws and how the WC system really works that sometimes you feel better just hiring an attorney but with this book the knowledge you'll get after reading it, you could handle your own claim unless it's a complicated one then I would recommend legal advise.
    Well, be patient and read, learn about the system it will help you understand it a lot more.
    Best of Luck
     

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