This is a common issue missed in many workers' compensation cases. You'll have somebody that has a workers' compensation claim and they have a certain amount of disability in that claim and they have pre-existing disability usually caused by something that's unrelated to the workers' compensation.
I wanted to write the blog following my attendance at the 2020 CAL FIRE Convention in downtown Sacramento between Thursday, January 9 and January 11. On the first day (Thursday), I handed out (and many members picked up) my free Workers’ Compensation Safety Booklets.
I've been starting to get some phone calls from my safety personnel reporting that they've contracted COVID-19. It appears that work is causing COVID-19 based on the facts given to me.
Understanding the doctor’s role, your pharmacies’ role, your attorney’s role, and the workers’ compensation insurance company’s obligation is critical in the prescription process.
The great number of fires in 2020 (as of the writing of this article, there are 18 fires that over 10 acres in size currently burning), there are going to be a lot of workers' compensation injuries to CAL FIRE personnel.
In most of my cases, the discussion of impairment and disability necessary. However, when I have a safety personnel such as CDCR prison personnel and parole officers, CAL FIRE, CHP, city and county firefighters, police officers, and sheriff, this explanation is important.
As a CDCR employee, you may be entitled to the heart trouble presumption, which means that if you develop a heart condition while employed by CDCR, it is presumed to be related to your job with CDCR.
As with most safety personnel, highway patrol officers have multiple presumptions, and if you have an a medical diagnosis, it may be related to work and you may not be aware of it. It’s important to understand your rights especially if you are coming up on retirement.