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November 2017 Archives

High-Speed Rail workers injured in construction accident

California is an amazing hub of innovation, often leading the way in new technologies and systems that change the way the rest of the country and even the world operate. These ideas often seem very removed from the real world, but the reality of pursuing this kind of progress is that they inevitably involve some people on the ground, doing the work. Even in these innovative projects, work accidents can and do happen.

Work-related injuries in decline in California

In a national season of seemingly constant bad news, it is always wise to take time to recognize when objectively good news arises. For workers in many sectors here in California, occupational injuries are on the decline. While the decrease is slight, it is an encouraging trend, and one that may indicate workplaces paying extra attention to the safety and well-being of workers in many environments. Just about any way you look at it, this is good news for workers and businesses, plain and simple.

Workers' compensation claims after the death of the injured party

Workers' compensation benefits offer some important protections and provisions to employees who suffer injuries on the job. Benefits range from medical care and ongoing treatment for work-related injuries, to monetary compensation for income lost because of these injuries, as well as compensation for future lost income for injuries that cause permanent loss of functionality.

Avoiding back injuries in the workplace

One of the most common varieties of injury that workers suffer across many different job sectors are injuries to the back. These can occur in many different work environments, although they are often associated with manual labor jobs.

Do you know what your permanent disability is worth?

Workers' compensation can provide many important protections for workers who suffer injury on the job. But what about employees who experience an injury on the job and cannot fully recover from it? In many cases, injuries suffered on the job lead to some form of permanent disability. Workers' compensation does feature mechanisms to compensate individuals for permanent disabilities, but it is unlikely that a workers can truly trust the insurance provider to fairly offer compensation without some professional guidance.

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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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