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March 2019 Archives

Can Californians use their own doctor to treat work injuries?

Workers' compensation laws and regulations vary among states. While the differences are typically not very large, some of them may matter a great deal to those suffering from a workplace injury. One rule that affects California employees centers on what physician they can see following a work-related injury.

Even office workers can suffer serious injuries on the job

Most people consider some jobs dangerous and other jobs safe. However, the truth is more complicated. Some jobs carry a statistically higher chance of a worker suffering a severe injury. Both hospital workers and construction workers are more likely than the average employee to get hurt on the job.

Violence in the healthcare industry and a possible new solution

Those employed in the California healthcare and social service industries know all too well how violence can lead to workplace injuries. These workers deserve praise for choosing to work in potentially dangerous situations such as emergency rooms, correctional facilities and social service settings to name just a few. Unfortunately, praise alone is not enough to make victims as whole as possible in the wake of a violent encounter.

California construction worker dies after forklift accident

The construction industry poses many health and safety risks to its workforce. Construction workers' accidents can occur without warning and may result in catastrophic injuries or death. Recently, one of these workers lost his life after what appears to be an accident involving a forklift.

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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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