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November 2016 Archives

Workplace noise safety

California workers don't tend to worry about the risks of noise exposure until noticeable signs of hearing loss have already occurred. This is problematic because hearing loss tends to be permanent and living with the debility can be extremely hindering.

4 questions about utilization review for injured California workers

Have you suffered an injury while on the job in California? Perhaps you "threw your back out," twisted your ankle or worse. If so, you may become familiar with part of the claims process of receiving medical benefits called "utilization review." For each personal injury case there is a claims administrator assigned to it. The claims administrator uses utilization review, or UR, which is a program designed to ensure that your medical treatment is consistent with California guidelines for every type of injury. Furthermore, the UR can decide that doctor-recommended treatment will not be approved for a particular kind of injury.

Judge says unsafe factory to blame for employee's injuries

A California almond factory has been blamed for the serious injuries of one of its employees. According to an administrative law judge, the company failed to implement safe operating procedures and guidelines, which directly resulted in its worker's injuries.

Saw injury workers' compensation cases in California

One of the most dangerous pieces of equipment at a California construction site is a saw. For that reason, workers need to be very careful whenever operating a saw in order to avoid a serious injury, like the loss of a finger or a hand. This article will cover some of the most basic safety tips that -- if workers and employers adhered to -- would help prevent the majority of saw-related injuries.

California Applicants Attorneys Association Avvo Rating Super Lawyers

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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