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February 2018 Archives

Seasonal workers on California farms face serious risks at work

When people think about jobs that entail a higher than average risk of injury or death, they likely think of careers in construction or transportation. One career path that carries a higher level of risk without many people realizing it is agricultural work. California has a large number of farms, growing everything from avocados to grapes. Many times, these farms employ seasonal workers, who may travel from area to area or even across multiple states, following the planting and harvesting seasons.

Partial and total temporary benefits

Workers' compensation benefits cover many areas of a workers' needs after an injury on the job. Depending on the nature of the injury and the length of the recovery time required, workers compensation offers different types of wage loss benefits to help employees stay on top of their finances while they recover.

When a workplace safety hazard poses an imminent threat

Accidents can occur in any workplace, no matter what sort of hazards are common to any particular environment. An employer has a responsibility to maintain a safe workplace for its employees, but this practically relies on employees and managerial staff to identify potential hazards and report them properly. If an employer does not know of a potential hazard, it is unlikely that the hazard will resolve itself, and it may harm an employee sooner or later.

Lawmakers propose breast cancer diagnosis protections for workers

California lawmakers continued to expand patient protections recently by introducing a bill that would expand protections for workers who develop work-related breast cancer. Under the new bill, doctors who evaluate and diagnose patients with work-related breast cancer would abide by the American Medical Association's guidelines, which define the factors a doctor may consider when making a diagnosis for a workers' compensation claim involving breast cancer.

Reporting an injury properly for workers’ compensation

When a worker suffers an injury on the job, he or she must properly report the injury to the employer in order to file a workers' compensation claim. If the worker does not uphold his or her responsibility to properly report the injury, then the workers' compensation claim may never go through.

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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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