There is some risk of being injured at work every time a person goes to work, whether that person has a desk job or one in the construction industry. Two California carpenters recently had cause to file a claim for being injured at work. A spokesperson for the construction company where the men are employed said they will survive the injuries they received.
Workplace injuries happen in California quite often. These injuries end up interrupting the work process and sometimes may result in a workers' compensation claim. A recent report on workplace injuries rates the most common types of injuries suffered by employees.
It is tough enough to deal with the physical repercussions of getting injured at work but, in so many cases, the employee also has to cope with the financial ones, as well. Some California police officers are dealing with collection agencies regarding unpaid medical bills and it is affecting several areas of their lives, including their credit scores. These men and women know that every time they go out on the job that they risk getting injured at work, but they are willing to take that risk.
Older workers may be more susceptible to suffering work injuries, but that fact does not relieve the employer from the duty to provide workers' compensation benefits to workers of any age who are injured on the job. As people age, certain physical changes take place that create weaknesses in an older person's body. This can lead to more workplace injuries for California workers and in other states. For example, balance can be affected, making an older individual more susceptible to falls. Muscle weaknesses can begin to develop in old age and can combine with perceptual and sensory deficits created by the aging process.