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Workplace Injuries Archives

Do repetitive motion injuries qualify for workers' compensation?

On-the-job injuries come in all shapes and sizes, and each of them should be considered on its own merits. Many people worry that some injuries they suffer on the job may not qualify them for workers' compensation benefits, such as a repetitive motion injury. In many cases, a repetitive motion injury can qualify you for workers' compensation, but not always. If you have concerns about the validity of your claim, it is wise to consult with and experienced attorney before filing your claim — just don't wait too long.

Understaffing nurses leads to increase in injuries

If you are a nurse working in California, you know that helping to heal and care for others does not preclude you from injuries, especially on-the-job injuries. While many hospitals maintain excellent standards to keep patients safe, they may bend the rules when it comes to keeping their own staff safe as well.

Hospitality workers face specific injuries on the job

California is often on the forefront of protecting the rights of workers, which is a great point of pride fro the state. Recently, the California Department of Industrial Relations' Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) took up the responsibility of exploring how best to create guidelines to protect hospitality workers. Hospitality workers often face great danger of several kinds of injuries, which might be avoided with proper training and protocols for employers.

Are you in danger of a work-related back injury?

A huge number of adults in America suffer from some form of lower back injury throughout their lifetime, and if you have yet to do so, you should consider yourself lucky. According to recent studies, nearly 80 percent of adults throughout the country experience a lower back injury of some kind at one point or another, totaling more than a million back injuries each year. Back injuries are incredibly common in the workplace, and make up about 20 percent of all workplace injuries, most of them in manual labor occupations.

Can I refuse to work under unsafe conditions?

As a worker in California, you have a number of protections available under the law that guarantee you do not have to do work that is unreasonably unsafe. This holds true regardless of your field of employment. No matter what kind of job you have, there are regulations provided by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that dictate the safe, proper way to do that job, and your employer cannot ask you to work outside of those accepted conditions. If you believe that your workplace is unsafe and does not meet OSHA safety standards, then you have the right to refuse hazardous work.

Workplace illness is a workplace injury too

Despite the disheartening news coverage that the elder care industry has experienced in recent months, there are many employees throughout the industry who care deeply for the people they serve, often to their own detriment. Working in an elder care facility comes with many implicit health risks, leading to a surprisingly high rate of workers' compensation claims. Many of these injuries and ailments can be avoided with some preventative measures.

5 things for teachers to know about repetitive motion injuries

Teachers are under a lot of stress to meet certain benchmarks set by legislators. Often, teachers put their own health on the back burner while they try to meet these marks so they can continue to make a difference in the life of each child.

Qualifying for Social Security disability benefits

Sometimes, when it comes to legal matters and governmental benefits, most people start a conversation assuming that everyone understands some of the basic tenets of how Social Security works. However, for many who are just beginning to engage with the system, it is helpful to refresh how one qualifies for Social Security benefits, and what kinds of benefits are available.

Work-related back injuries can change your life

One moment you're performing your work as usual, lifting or moving components in a factory, perhaps, and the next you're in excruciating pain caused by a soft tissue or nerve injury. Back injuries are, unfortunately, quite common for blue-collar workers. They can keep you from doing your job or enjoying your life outside of work. They can result in temporary or even permanent disability. In addition to pain and discomfort, a back injury can impact your mobility, your ability to sleep and many other aspects of your life, such as exercise or other physical pastimes.

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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to 5 years in prison or up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.

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