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Dascanio Law Offices Workers Compensation Attorney Dennis A. Dascanio, Certified Workers Compensation Attorney in Santa Ana, Ontario and San Diego CA
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Whether an injured worker is an employee or a contractor can make a big difference when it comes to California workers' ...
03/30/2017
Employee or independent contractor? And why it matters in California.

Whether an injured worker is an employee or a contractor can make a big difference when it comes to California workers' compensation benefits.

After an injury on the job in California, workers' compensation rules are different for employees and independent contractors.

When a day laborer is injured on the job in California, who is responsible for providing medical care?
03/08/2017
Day Labor Injuries and California Workers' Compensation

When a day laborer is injured on the job in California, who is responsible for providing medical care?

How much responsibility does the hiring party have for providing medical coverage and lost-wage benefits when a contracted day laborer is injured on the job?

Back pain is one of the most common disabilities, but the one least likely to be believed by the Social Security Adminis...
02/28/2017
Getting the Social Security Administration to Approve A Back Injury Disability

Back pain is one of the most common disabilities, but the one least likely to be believed by the Social Security Administration.

Why does the Social Security Disability Board deny so many back injury claims? There are steps claimants should take to improve their chances of getting their disability claim approved.

Overall workplace deaths have been on the decline, but construction deaths continue to climb. Why?
02/15/2017
Why are construction-related deaths on the rise?

Overall workplace deaths have been on the decline, but construction deaths continue to climb. Why?

The construction industry is currently enjoying the benefits of an economy that is in rebuilding mode since the 2008 recession. With an increase in activity, however, comes a rise in work-related accidents and deaths.

Is the Social Security Administration (SSA) shuffling cases around to make their numbers look better?
02/01/2017
Senate Investigates Alleged SSA 'Shell Game'

Is the Social Security Administration (SSA) shuffling cases around to make their numbers look better?

The allegation is that SSA isn't working through their applicants at a reasonable rate, but instead just shuffles the deck whenever the burden reaches critical mass.

Will workplace safety laws change during the next four years? Learn what workers need to know!
01/31/2017
Will Trump Change Workplace Safety Rules?

Will workplace safety laws change during the next four years? Learn what workers need to know!

The Trump administration has a stated goal of reducing government's role in industry. As Washington transitions, workers and political experts wonder what that will entail.

Which region of California has the most workers' comp claims every year? Find out in this article!
01/31/2017
Which Part of CA Files The Most Workers' Comp Claims?

Which region of California has the most workers' comp claims every year? Find out in this article!

Due to the size and diversity of geographic regions in the state, as well as the concentrations of different industries in different regions, statistics about which regions file the most claims tell an interesting story.

After an injury on the job, many people feel helpless and confused about what to do next.
12/20/2016
Five steps to help ensure a successful workers' comp claim

After an injury on the job, many people feel helpless and confused about what to do next.

n addition to finding a skilled workers' compensation attorney, there are steps you can take to ensure that you get the care you need and the benefits needed to fully cover your costs.

After Prop 64, will medical ma*****na become a part of the California workers' comp system? Find out!
12/20/2016
Does Workers' Comp Cover Ma*****na Now?

After Prop 64, will medical ma*****na become a part of the California workers' comp system? Find out!

With Proposition 64 passing and ma*****na legal in California for both medicinal and recreational use, there are going to be trickledown legal effects. The clearly defined yes/no language of Prop. 64 sounds clear, but when the legality of a substance changes it reaches all the way across the across ...

What conditions qualify for disability benefits most often? Find out in this top 10 list!
12/05/2016
Top 10 Conditions That Qualify For Benefits

What conditions qualify for disability benefits most often? Find out in this top 10 list!

In this post, we outline the findings from the most recent data provided by the SSA. By looking at the data provided by the SSA for 2015 we can see which categories of disabilities resulted in the highest portion of benefit awards.

Why do workers' comp claims get denied?
11/15/2016
When a Workers' Comp Claim is Denied

Why do workers' comp claims get denied?

Workers's compensation covers lost wages and medical bills for employees who become injured on the job.

Why did a judge say that some people seeking disability had "fewer rights than members of Al Qaeda?"
11/15/2016
Disability Horror Story: 'Fewer Rights Than Al Qaeda'

Why did a judge say that some people seeking disability had "fewer rights than members of Al Qaeda?"

A federal judge invoking an international terror organization at first seems like an overstatement for a case involving SSD benefits, but consider the following: Although the eventual outcome of the case involved whether these people received benefits, the main issue in this part of the case involve...

T is for "travel and mileage costs," which is a benefit injured workers can get. See what letters N through Z stand for!
10/26/2016
The ABCs of Workers' Comp: Part Two (N through Z)

T is for "travel and mileage costs," which is a benefit injured workers can get. See what letters N through Z stand for!

As we continue to work our way through the ABCs of California workers' compensation, we turn our attention to the second half of the alphabet.

B if for Benefits. Click to learn about the benefits available to workers in California.
10/12/2016
Learn The ABCs of Workers' Comp In California

B if for Benefits. Click to learn about the benefits available to workers in California.

In our ABCs of workers' comp, we outline some of the core concepts of workers' comp in CA, and address key questions that often come up after a work-related injury or illness.

Disability claims aren't all denied at the same stage. Why are some parts of the process tricker to get approval at than...
09/28/2016
When Are Most Disability Claims Denied?

Disability claims aren't all denied at the same stage. Why are some parts of the process tricker to get approval at than others?

How often are people denied disability benefits? At what stages of the evaluation process do denials occur? Is a denial the final word or can something more be done to get disability benefits? In this article, we address all of these questions and help you understand what happens when the Social Sec...

When the Social Security Administration denies benefits, their decision is NOT as final as most people think.
09/23/2016
Disability Benefits After A Denied Claim

When the Social Security Administration denies benefits, their decision is NOT as final as most people think.

Most applications are denied because the SSA does not believe there is enough evidence to approve SSDI. Providing the right evidence makes all the difference.

What safeguards are supposed to be in place? And what happens if these safeguards are missing and someone gets hurt? Fin...
09/16/2016
On-The-Job Safety And Workplace Injuries: California Workers' Guide

What safeguards are supposed to be in place? And what happens if these safeguards are missing and someone gets hurt? Find out in our new post!

Thanks to early labor activists, workers today are entitled to a safe workplace. But what coutns as a "safe" workplace, and what options do workers have if they get hurt on the job?

What dangers lurk in confined workplaces? What counts as a confined space? Find out in our newest article!
09/06/2016
The Hidden Dangers Of Confined Workspaces

What dangers lurk in confined workplaces? What counts as a confined space? Find out in our newest article!

These workplaces are so dangerous that Cal/OSHA has created special guidelines for those working in these tight spaces.

Is heat stroke covered under California's workers' comp laws?
08/29/2016
Workers' Comp For Heat Stroke?

Is heat stroke covered under California's workers' comp laws?

We may be past the dog days of summer, but there is still plenty of summer heat left. What does that mean for workers in California?

A loophole lets some providers with questionable pasts treat injured workers in California. Is change on the way?
08/10/2016
Workers' Comp Lets WHO Treat Injured Workers?

A loophole lets some providers with questionable pasts treat injured workers in California. Is change on the way?

This is the second post in a series that discusses possible changes the California workers' compensation system may face in 2016 and beyond.

Are more big changes on the way for CA workers' comp?
07/28/2016
The Future Of CA Workers' Comp (Part One)

Are more big changes on the way for CA workers' comp?

The workers' compensation system in California is always being tinkered with and changing. In this two-part blog series, we look at three prospective changes that could modify the California workers' comp system in 2016 and beyond.

Is being a woman a "pre-existing condition"  when seeking workers' comp benefits in CA?
07/13/2016
Does The Workers' Comp System Hate Women?

Is being a woman a "pre-existing condition" when seeking workers' comp benefits in CA?

A recent lawsuit and the movement surrounding it have rallied supporters under the slogan "Being a woman is not a pre-existing condition."

Is heat stroke covered under California's workers' comp law?
06/22/2016
Workers' Comp For Heat Stroke?

Is heat stroke covered under California's workers' comp law?

The hottest part of the year is quickly approaching. What does that mean for workers in California?

Workers' comp reform in California has been in place for three years, so it's time to take a closer look at what changes...
05/16/2016
3 Years Later: Workers' Comp Reform In California

Workers' comp reform in California has been in place for three years, so it's time to take a closer look at what changes have (and have not) happened. Learn more in our recent blog post!

How is workers' compensation reform affecting workers now that it's been in place for 3 years?

Did you know work-induced stress can be a reason to collect workers' comp?
04/26/2016
Some solutions for work stress are not well known

Did you know work-induced stress can be a reason to collect workers' comp?

When job-related stress lingers, there are solutions that are not as commonly known. A workers' comp claim may be possible and provide a much-needed break.

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