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5 Things Your Employer Must Do

California employees have many rights and protections under California law. Some are obvious; for example, an employer must pay you for time worked.  However, there are many actions taken by an employer that may be illegal.  This list explores five common instances where employer actions are prohibited. Your employer cannot fire you for pursuing workers’

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What Kind of Case Do I Have?

Here at Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, we help to relentlessly pursue our client’s right to recovery benefits allowed by law.  Many times, one situation may give rise to more than one type of claim, including a personal injury claim, a worker’s compensation claim, a social security disability claim, a disability retirement claim, and others. Below

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Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation If I’m Undocumented?

In the workers’ compensation system, all workers, regardless of their immigration status, are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ compensation system is intended to help employees who are injured on the job to receive replacement wages (temporary disability), medical treatment, and permanent residual impairment compensation whenever an injury occurs on the job. Documented

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What is Medicare Set Aside?

When a worker’s compensation case settles, Medicare wants to make sure that it will not have to pay for medical treatment that would have been covered by the WC carrier. Consequently, vendors are hired to predict and estimate your annual medical care costs for your work injuries during the remainder of your lifetime. This is commonly referred

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What Benefits Can I Receive In A Worker’s Compensation Case?

If your claim is accepted, you are entitled to Temporary Total Disability (TTD) payments in the event you are not able to work due to your work injury. TTD benefits are calculated based on 2/3 of your Average Weekly Earnings based on your earning capacity, not necessarily your actual wages.  TTD benefits continue until the doctor