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June 2016 Archives

How is workers' compensation different from disability benefits?

California workers who get seriously injured and disabled on-the-job will have a lot of questions about benefits and workers' compensation. First and foremost, injured workers will want to know the differences between these two types of benefits.

What should I know about California workers' compensation?

Workers in California who are injured while they are performing work duties often qualify for workers' compensation. Some people who may qualify for workers' compensation might not understand everything that they need to know about what these benefits cover and other facts about the program.

Local man killed in accident at music festival

A local event rental company is being investigated by the California's Division of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration following the tragic death of one of their temporary laborers while taking down a VIP tent at the BottleRock Music Festival in Napa City. The man was helping to disassemble the large tent when a support post came loose and fell onto him. Authorities reported that the post fell onto the man's back, pinning him face down to the ground. Although several of the other workers were able to get the pole off of him fairly quickly, and firefighters arrived shortly to administer CPR, the man died from his injuries after being taken to Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Can my job lead to spinal cord and spine injuries?

Almost everything you do utilizes your back muscles in one way or another. That fact alone means that it shouldn't surprise you that some people suffer from back injuries because of work-related duties. In fact, there are many occupations that are associated with spinal cord and spine injuries.

Special care is needed during trenching and excavating

Workers who operate heavy equipment or work near heavy equipment must ensure that they are using proper safety procedures. This is especially true when those workers are digging trenches or excavating land. The workers who are in the trench or near the excavation must be sure that they have done the necessary steps to avoid a cave in.

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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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