Most construction workers who have been in the business for a long time understand the dangers associated with asbestos exposure. They may even have a friend, or a friend of a friend, who contracted an asbestos-related illness.
Imagine your workers' compensation claim was denied, but you're down and out and unable to work due to a broken leg resulting from an employment-related accident. You're convinced that you have the legal right to receive medical benefits and wage replacement benefits under the California workers' compensation system, but the insurance company disagrees.
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.
If an employee suffers an injury while working for an employer, then he or she may qualify to file a workers' compensation claim. However, it is not always simple to know when an employee is technically "on the job."
Workers' compensation claims are an important part of ensuring that workplace injury does not adversely affect either an employee or an employer. Unfortunately, not all individuals who work for someone else are actually covered by workers' compensation.
As a hospital worker, such as a nurse, you know that there is very rarely a dull moment. The more time you spend on the job the more things you see.
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.
If you suffer an injury on the job, then your employer's workers' compensation coverage usually covers the expenses related to your injury and compensates you for other forms of loss caused by the accident.
After a person suffers an injury in the workplace, the employer generally files a workers' compensation claim as soon as possible to enact the safeguards that protect them and resolve the issue for the employee quickly.
When someone you depend on dies on the job, it is devastating. No one goes to work on a Wednesday and thinks to themselves "Well, this is it. No need to make plans for the weekend." Of course, losing a breadwinner in your household creates not only emotional burdens, but very real practical burdens.