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July 2016 Archives

Strike a pose: Avoid office injuries with good posture

There is a lot more to the right use of office posture than Madonna's famous line "strike a pose." Indeed, there's no "one" correct position for you or anyone else's body. Ergonomic experts now say that office posture is more about being dynamic. Remember Madonna's Vogue video? She and her modelesque counterparts were dynamically striking pose after pose.

California repetitive stress injury workers' compensation claims

Virtually any kind of job can result in a repetitive stress injury. This is an injury that happens after doing the same motion with your body, over and over again. After a while, the muscles and tendons in the area being used get tired and overworked. When the employee does not receive adequate rest time for the body tissues to repair themselves, the result can be a repetitive stress injury that takes a long time to heal. In fact, sometimes the only way to heal such an injury is with downtime and rest.

Pursuing a workers' compensation claim

Construction accidents happen every day in California. While most do not result in serious injury, some do. These tragic events can leave a worker with catastrophic injuries that prevent him or her from being able to perform normal job duties and earn a living. Even worse, the medical bills connected with these kinds of incidents can be astronomical.

Can an Uber driver get workers' compensation benefits?

Drivers who work for the popular Lyft and Uber ride services need to be aware that they could face legal hurtles if they suffer an on-the-job injury. Drivers for Uber and Lyft are usually what we call "gig workers." In other words, they are not typically full time employees, so they're not typically covered by workers' compensation insurance.

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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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