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Workplace Injuries Archives

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.

A look at crush injuries and crush syndrome

Many industries in California task workers with handling or working in the vicinity of extremely heavy objects. For example, road construction involves the use of equipment weighing several tons. Bridge construction often means working underneath massive steel and concrete structures. If an accident occurs in either of these scenarios, serious injuries are likely to occur.

3 grades of muscle strain injuries

Muscle strains are common and painful injuries that can easily be suffered at work. You could strain a muscle while lifting something that is too heavy, while running or hurrying on the job site or while slipping and falling on the stairs -- just to name a few potential injury causes.

Understanding different types of bone fractures

When someone says that they broke their arm at work, what does that really mean? We often use the word "broken" as a description for an injury. However, there are many different types of fractures. They all come with different levels of pain, treatment methods and healing times.

Tips for living after an amputation

An amputation injury at work can change your life forever. It's one of the most severe injuries you can ever suffer, and it can lead to a permanent disability. It's all too common in industries using power tools, hydraulic presses and other heavy equipment.

4 symptoms that may come with a spinal compression fracture

A compression fracture in your spine is likely going to lead to some serious back pain. For some, this is a sharp and sudden pain at the time of injury. For others, the pain slowly gets worse over time and will never go away. No matter what, it is important to seek proper medical attention. A spinal compression fracture is nothing to take lightly.

How to prevent heat exhaustion for outdoor workers

One of the biggest problems outdoor workers have to contend with in California is the heat. The humidity really isn't a problem but the heat of the summer sun can cause a lot of health issues, including heat exhaustion. There are a few precautions you can take if scheduled to work outdoors for your employer so you don't wind up in the hospital due to heat exhaustion.

What you can expect during a workers' compensation hearing

Filing a claim for workers' compensation in California is quite easy. After reporting the accident that caused your injury to your employer, you need to seek medical attention. Once these two tasks are complete, you will wait for the employer to handle the rest. Here's what you can expect to happen when attending a workers' compensation hearing.

How to avoid a delay in workers' compensation benefits

Suffering a workplace injury in California can cause you quite a bit of stress. The situation can get even worse if the benefits are delayed for any reason. Today, we will look at how you can avoid a delay in workers' compensation benefits if you are injured on the job in Stanislaus.

Deadlines for reporting a workplace injury

Workplace injuries are more common than you might think. These injuries can be avoidable for the most part but can lead to some very serious issues in Stanislaus. If you or a co-worker winds up suffering an injury on the job, you need to report it as soon as possible. This includes filing a report with your supervisor and even reporting it to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), if necessary.

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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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