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Workplace Injuries Archives

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.

Common causes of back injuries on the job

Workers at jobs all across California and the country are at risk for suffering an injury each day they walk into work. They might take every precaution when at work and still, an accident can occur that could lead them to suffer an injury. A common workplace injury involves the back, which can put a worker off the job for an extended time. Here are the most common causes of back injuries on the job in Stanislaus.

How to protect against repetitive injuries in the workplace

Some of the most common injuries workers suffer on the job are those of repetitive injuries. They are just what you think they are: injuries caused by repetitive motion of a body part. These most likely occur in the worker's arms or legs since these body parts are used the most in workplaces that use physical labor in Stanislaus, California. Here are some tips for preventing these types of injuries.

Don’t put up with secondhand smoke exposure at work

Workplace injuries and illnesses of all kinds may qualify for coverage under workers' compensation. This applies in instances when a specific injury occurs in a work accident, but may also include exposure to toxic substances over time. Many employees may be surprised to learn that workers' compensation may even apply if an employee suffers from an illness because of secondhand smoke in the workplace.

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.

Claiming emotional distress after a workplace injury

When a person suffers an injury in the workplace, or anywhere else for that matter, there is a significant chance that he or she may suffer some form of emotional distress as a result. Unfortunately, emotional distress often gets lumped in with frivolous claims, and may not seem like a "real" claim to the party responsible for damages, such as an employer's insurer. While it is possible to receive fair compensation for emotional distress after workplace injury, the victim of the injury must make a convincing case based on a number of possible factors.

New law increases workplace safety protections

With the new year comes a number of new laws taking effect across California, affecting many different areas of civil and criminal law. Among the new laws effective in 2018 are measures aimed at increasing protections for workers in several industries and occupations, including those who work closely with a number of cleaning products used heavily in janitorial positions and cleaning processes at both the industrial and domestic levels.

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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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