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How Does Workers’ Comp Work If I Have Two Jobs?

Each workers’ compensation case is different; therefore, the difficulty of obtaining the compensation benefits that the employee deserves also varies in each case. For example, workers’ compensation claims when a worker has two jobs at the time of injury are often very complex cases.

To start the claim process, it is necessary to be clear about how and where the injury occurred. The treating physician must define the type of injury suffered and give an overview of some of the conditions that generated the damage. That way, it will be possible to analyze which activity caused the issue and, therefore, which job is the root.

In many cases, the cause of the injury can be easily identified as related to one of the two jobs. If this is the case, it will be easier to present a compensation claim. For example, if a job involves lifting heavy objects and the injured worker lifts something heavy and feels immediate back pain, it may not be challenging to show that the lifting job tasks caused the injury.

On the other hand, if both jobs involve heavy lifting and the injured worker wakes up one morning with back pain from lifting heavy objects over time, it may not be apparent which of the two jobs caused the injury.

Other cases that are often complex to prove are repetitive motion injuries. This type of case usually causes disputes about at which job the injury actually occurred since it is not so clear. After having identified the cause of the injury from either one or both of the jobs, the employee’s attorney and physician will need to determine whether it is necessary to file claims for workers’ compensation benefits at one or both positions.

Due to the legal issues that can arise in these types of cases, hiring an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to handle your case is critical. We invite you to contact us. Our team of attorneys has many years of experience fighting for the rights of injured workers in California. Call us today to start looking for workers’ compensation benefits for you.