Many companies have begun to realize the impact repetitive motions have on individuals. Doing the same task day in and day out can have a profoundly negative impact on the human body. Even sitting the wrong way for hours can result in health problems. Tesla recently fell into some trouble when it failed to report repetitive motion injuries its employees had sustained.
There is a lot that goes on under the roof of a grocery store. For example, the store might have employees who prepare meat, mop floors, stock shelves or collect carts (this last one mostly occurs in the parking lot, of course!).
Accidents occur every day, some of which are due to property owners not taking necessary precautions. In the case of a slip-and-fall accident, an individual may be able to file and win a personal injury claim.
Workers' comp benefits are extremely helpful for injured workers. With this type of compensation, employees may receive benefit payments to assist with maintaining a positive financial standing throughout rehabilitation for a workplace injury.
Perhaps you sustained an injury while on the job and have submitted a claim to workers' compensation. You will be out of work for a few weeks, and you believe you are eligible for temporary disability benefits.
Suffering an injury on the job is a nightmare in many ways. In addition to the physical pain of your injury, you must deal with the financial stress of lost income and mounting medical bills. This is understandably a lot to process, but luckily, there are resources in place to make your recovery easier and speedier than it might otherwise be. One of these resources is workers’ comp, but there are many misconceptions.
Workplaces are not always safe environments. In California in 2015, there were 388 fatal injuries in the state. Nearly half of those fatalities were a result of a transportation issue.
Perhaps you have a friend who spends the day lifting boxes and other items and stacking them on overhead shelves. He is experiencing discomfort in his shoulders, probably because of his work.
Most employees in California know if they sustain a work-related injury, they may be able to get medical and wage-loss coverage by filing a workers' compensation claim. What many people may not realize is the filing process can be complicated, involving strict deadlines and paperwork requirements.
Workers' compensation benefits are supposed to provide financial relief during a stressful time for an injured worker through coverage of medical expenses and the payment of a portion of lost wages. There are times when obstacles arise, though, and in these cases, the right attorney can be very beneficial in aiding through the claim process.