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Welcome to Workers' Compensation Law Center's blog. Here you will mind a lot of great information on the who, what, where, why and how of workers' comp laws and processes. Whether you are at the beginning of the work comp claims process, at the middle with a QME/AME or at the end with the settlement, you just might find some information below that can help you make the right decision. Also, don't forget to check our top 5 FAQs.

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February 5, 2019

The date of injury for a repetitive use injury, can be the first date you see a physician, the first day you become disabled among many other possible dates.

August 17, 2016

A primary treating physician (PTP) is a very important part of the workers compensation process. A PTP is likely your first experience with the work comp system. A good one will help you get treatment, move your claim forward, and provide guidance. On the flip side, a...

February 3, 2016

There was a time when an injured worker hurt on the job in California was entitled to receive medical care; and DID! That time has since passed. With the passing on SB 863 in 2013, we are now seeing the fallout of this "solution." More medical treatments are being deni...

September 30, 2015


Recently, a local high school football player was suspended for several games for being at a party where alcohol was served. The school found out through multiple online postings, including photographs showing this athlete at the party. The athlete did not post them,...

June 1, 2015

Have you received a settlement offer in your California Workers' Compensation Claim? Are you wanting to settle your claim? Or maybe, you just want to know your options with regard to your claim. The following are a guideline, but the best option is to contact a Work Co...

May 12, 2015

Have you received medical bills associated with your California Workers Compensation Claim? Is your credit suffering? Are they sending these medical bills to a collection agency?  


When you have a workers’ compensation claim you are not to be billed by the medical...

April 9, 2015


As part of a California Workers Compensation claim, you are entitled to reimbursement for travel mileage for medical appointments, prescriptions, and depositions.  


To be paid, you need to keep records of how many miles you traveled for these trips.  


You can obtain m...

March 2, 2015

Often, many struggle to understand the complex nature that is a California Worker's Compensation claim. Part of the struggle is the many paths and avenues a claim may take before its ultimate conclusion.


After filing an application for adjudication the California Work...

February 2, 2015


A client calls our office stating his work comp doctor has request medical treatment and he hasn't heard from the insurance company. "Why hasn't it been approved," he asks, "It has been several weeks and I have heard nothing."


In order for medical treatment to be appr...

December 1, 2014



Workers' Compensation Law Center receives many questions regarding Qualified Medical Evaluators (QME) than any other topic. Often there is a lot of confusion as to "when do I get a QME," "why I need a QME," and "do I have to go to the QME appointment."


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