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If a workers' compensation applicant does not agree with the settlement amount, the applicant can proceed to a hearing or trial with the insurance company in order to win a higher lump-sum or weekly payment, states Nolo.... More »

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Workers' compensation settlements are calculated based on whether the work-related injury caused permanent partial disability, permanent total disability or temporary partial or total disability, explains Nolo. Partial d... More »

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Workers' compensation settlement amounts for back injuries factor the costs of treatment and the loss of income that may occur due to the injuries, reports InjuryClaimCoach.com. Noneconomic damages to a worker also facto... More »

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A preliminary hearing determines whether there is enough evidence to force an individual to stand trial, but it does not determine guilt or innocence. According to Nolo, a preliminary hearing allows both the prosecution ... More »

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A motion to suppress is a request made in a criminal trial by the defendant, asking the judge to exclude evidence because it was gathered illegally or in violation of the defendant's constitutional rights, states Nolo. T... More »

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If employees in California suffer from an injury or illness as a result of their employment, their employers are legally obligated to pay for the employees' workers' compensation benefits, notes CA.gov. Applicable injuri... More »

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While California does not have a stress-leave law, under the California labor law, an employee can be compensated under workers' compensation when a psychiatric or stress-related injury is diagnosed by a medical professi... More »

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