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December 2013 Archives

Loss of balance puts older workers at risk for workplace injuries

Older workers may be more susceptible to suffering work injuries, but that fact does not relieve the employer from the duty to provide workers' compensation benefits to workers of any age who are injured on the job. As people age, certain physical changes take place that create weaknesses in an older person's body. This can lead to more workplace injuries for California workers and in other states. For example, balance can be affected, making an older individual more susceptible to falls. Muscle weaknesses can begin to develop in old age and can combine with perceptual and sensory deficits created by the aging process.

Workers' comp available for repetitive stress injuries

Workers in California are at risk for suffering many different types of injuries. One of the most common types of injuries workers suffer is repetitive stress injuries.  Repetitive stress injuries may not sound that serious but they can cause long-term injuries and make it difficult for individuals to continue working. 

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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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