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2015 saw an increase in worker deaths in California

Injured workers are not the only ones that impactful workers’ comp issues can come up for here in California. Such issues can also arise for families of workers who lost their life on the job. This is because death benefits are among the benefits that can be pursued through the state’s workers’ comp system. How issues related to death benefits are handled can have major impacts on families following a loved one being taken from them by a workplace accident. Skilled California workers’ comp attorneys can advise families of killed workers on the process of pursuing such benefits.

What types of visas are ineligible for extensions?

When a person comes to the U.S. on a nonimmigrant visa, there is a time limit to how long their visa lasts. This limit is influenced by various factors, including the type of visa they have. Now, sometimes, circumstances come up for a person who is in America on a nonimmigrant visa, such as business or family circumstances, which give rise to a need to lengthen their stay. Individuals in such a situation may qualify for a visa extension which would allow them to legally extend their stay in the United States.

Can I be deported if I file for workers' compensation?

If you get hurt at work and you are an illegal immigrant, you are probably afraid that you will be deported if you try to get help. This isn't true. California laws say that all workers can file for workers' compensation and get money for medical treatment, even if they are illegal immigrants. You cannot be deported for filing workers' comp.

Are TV and movie sets becoming more dangerous?

Movies and TV shows feature many depictions of dangerous situations. Unfortunately, the dangers at TV and movie sets are not just limited to the pretend variety. Safety risks that are all-too-real can arise in such workplaces, sometimes leading to workers getting seriously hurt.

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