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February 2017 Archives

California workers face unexpected lead poisoning

Workplace injuries can take many forms, some of which slowly creep up on their victims rather than injuring them in a single instant. California manufacturing employees across several industries face just such a situation, as state public health officials announced that over 6,000 individuals had tested positive for higher-than-acceptable levels of lead in their bloodstreams.

Qualifying for Social Security disability benefits

Sometimes, when it comes to legal matters and governmental benefits, most people start a conversation assuming that everyone understands some of the basic tenets of how Social Security works. However, for many who are just beginning to engage with the system, it is helpful to refresh how one qualifies for Social Security benefits, and what kinds of benefits are available.

Work-related back injuries can change your life

One moment you're performing your work as usual, lifting or moving components in a factory, perhaps, and the next you're in excruciating pain caused by a soft tissue or nerve injury. Back injuries are, unfortunately, quite common for blue-collar workers. They can keep you from doing your job or enjoying your life outside of work. They can result in temporary or even permanent disability. In addition to pain and discomfort, a back injury can impact your mobility, your ability to sleep and many other aspects of your life, such as exercise or other physical pastimes.

Can skin cancer be a work-related injury?

It seems like everyone knows someone who either currently has or has had cancer. Not only is it one of the most common types of disease, there are many varieties that can develop, depending on what you may be exposed to. The most common type of cancer that occurs in America is skin cancer, and if you spend much time outside, there is a high likelihood that you may develop it. But what if your job requires you to be outside regularly? Is it possible to claim that skin cancer is work related in order to seek treatment through workers' compensation?

Ski resort accident claims a life

Tragic workplace accidents can claim lives in unexpected ways, demonstrated to a heartbreaking degree by the recent loss of life at the Squaw Valley ski resort. While the details are still emerging, the loss of a ski patrol member has been felt immediately by the entire community.

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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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