A Safe Working Environment: Your Right as an Employee

At Julie O Legal, we are passionate about defending the rights of injured workers in California. All employees deserve to work in a safe and healthy environment. Unfortunately, not all employers fulfill their obligation to provide a safe workplace. This can result in severe injuries and even the death of workers. As a worker in California, you […]

What You Need to Know About Suing Your Employer

Have you been injured at work, and your employer is not providing you the compensation you deserve? At Julie O Legal, we understand how challenging it can be to face a workplace injury, especially when your employer is not cooperating. That’s why we want to help you understand your rights and the steps you can […]

Negotiating Settlements

At Julie O Law, we specialize in helping injured workers in California obtain the maximum possible compensation for their injuries. An essential part of this process is negotiating settlements with insurance companies. What is a settlement? A settlement is a legal contract that resolves a workers’ compensation case. In a settlement, the injured worker agrees […]

How to Appeal a Denial?

If your compensation has been denied, don’t give up. You have options to appeal the decision. Step 1: Understand the Reason for the Denial The first step is to understand why your compensation has been denied. The denial letter should indicate the specific reason. Some of the most common reasons are: Step 2: Gather Additional […]

How to calculate compensation benefits

If you are injured at work, you are entitled to receive compensation benefits. These benefits may include payments for lost wages, medical benefits, and, in some cases, permanent disability benefits. Calculating benefits in California can be complex. There are many factors to consider, such as the type of injury, the severity of the injury, and […]

Psychiatric injuries

Psychiatric injuries at work: How do we prove that they are caused by work? Work-related psychiatric injuries are compensable in California. This means that workers who suffer a psychiatric injury as a result of their work may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, proving that a psychiatric injury is caused by work can […]

Dealing with post-traumatic stress after a work-related injury

Post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”) is a condition that can result after having experienced or seen a traumatic incident. For injured workers, PTSD can be due to a variety of factors, such as the severity of the injury, the threat of death or serious injury, or the feeling of loss of control or uncertainty. PTSD can […]

Compensation claims and social networks

Social networks have become an integral part of our lives. We use them to communicate with friends and family, share news and information, and express ourselves creatively. However, social media can also be a double-edged sword for injured workers who want to file a compensation claim. If not used carefully, social media can harm your […]

What to do if you get hit at work?

Accidents at work are common and can cause a variety of injuries, from minor concussions to serious injuries. If you have received a blow at work, it is important that you take measures to protect your health and your rights. What causes an injury at work? A blow at work is a sudden impact that […]

Non-compensable injuries in California

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program that provides benefits to workers injured on the job. However, there are some injuries that are not covered by workers’ compensation.In California, non-compensable injuries are governed by Section 3600 of the Labor Code. This section states that the following injuries are not covered by workers’ compensation: If a worker […]