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December 2016 Archives

Proper lifting is key to workplace safety

Staying safe in the workplace is a constant relationship between both the employer and the employee. While the employer is responsible for maintaining a safe workspace and not placing its employees in undue danger for the sake of a job, each individual employee keeps him or herself safe through using wise practices in the workplaces. One of the most common ways that a worker can become injured in the workplace is though lifting heavy objects. With proper care, even jobs that require heavy lifting can be accomplished safely and without injury.

Electrical construction hazards

Among the many workplace hazards that are often the most deadly, electricity is an extremely dangerous element of nearly every workplace. For those whose jobs involve regular exposure to high voltage electrical equipment, there are many ways to be severely harmed or killed. Staying safe in those circumstances begins with educating yourself to the dangers that are present.

Man killed in Cirque Du Soleil accident

A tragic accident at a Cirque du Soleil performance in San Francisco has left the son of the company's co-founder dead, after an accident barely an hour before a performance was scheduled to begin. The performance was canceled, and authorities are investigating factors that contributed to the accident, which is the first such accident the company has suffered in California.

Employer's responsibility in your medical care

When it comes to medical care for work-related injuries in California, the law is fairly clear that it is the responsibility of an employer to pay medical bills. In fact, it is illegal for a medical personnel to send bills to a worker if it either known or suspected that an injury is work-related. Still, these protections depend on workers properly filing claims for a workplace injury. despite these protections, there are still some areas that can become complicated to navigate.

3 tips for dealing with a crash in a work vehicle

Getting into an accident in a work vehicle can complicate things a little bit. Who is responsible for paying for your injuries? Can both the driver and your employer be held liable? What about workers' compensation? Here are a few tips to help you get through your ordeal in the Modesto area of California.

Can I refuse to work in unsafe conditions?

It may seem like the everyman worker is the one who carries all the risk and the least reward in the day-in, day-out bustle of business, and that is often the case. However, the law is quite clear that workers are entitled to a safe workplace and can demand safe working conditions if they are not present. In certain case, a worker has the power of the law on their side to refuse to work if conditions meet a grievous enough standard.

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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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