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Workplace injuries caused by fires may cause financial strain

Unexpected events can happen to anyone at any time. For California residents on the job, certain events can prove significantly detrimental. If a serious accident occurs, workers could potentially suffer workplace injuries, which could lead to other issues as they take time to recover. Unfortunately, numerous individuals are affected in this way every year.

Workplace injuries could lead to workers' comp questions

Many people expect to go to their jobs and carry out their duties as usual. Most days, this expectation is likely met as workers do their jobs then head home. However, some individuals may experience unexpected accidents that could turn a normal day into one that results in parties suffering workplace injuries.

How many workplace injuries are caused by distractions?

Commercial truck drivers and the distractions of mobile devices have given rise to many discussions related to employee safety in California. However, some safety authorities say the attention should extend to much more than distracted drivers. They say many workplace injuries are caused by multiple distractions in all industries, including construction and manufacturing.

Workers' compensation may aid with financial hardships

Job-related injuries can come with a variety of impacts on the injured workers. Some California workers may fear that they will face financial complications that will leave them hurting more than the injuries themselves, but luckily, workplace injuries often qualify individuals for workers' compensation. Before anticipating financial hardship, parties may wish to find out more information on these benefits.

Greyhound talks workplace injuries reduction at California forum

At least one employer is implementing an updated style for safety training as they grapple with worker safety. Greyhound shared some of their newer strategies for ergonomic success at a recent California convention. The new policy has reduced workplace injuries related to biomechanics by half in less than a decade. 

3 common reasons California workers' comp claims are denied

In California, if you are injured on the job, you generally have a right to workers' compensation. There are relatively few types of jobs that don't require employers to carry workers' comp insurance, so chances are that you are eligible for benefits if you are injured at work.

OSH Act offers protections to immigrant workers

In 1970, the Occupational Safety & Health Act was passed by the federal government to protect private employers and employees in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Practically every industry has protections for health and safety. Although self-employed people, domestic workers in private homes and government employees are not covered by the OSH Act, most workers are.

Avoiding heat-related workplace injuries on the farm

The temperatures are rising here in California, and many people remain outdoors while they perform their on-the-job duties. For instance, those who work on farms here in the state often spend long hours outside. The threat of heat-related workplace injuries needs to be addressed by employers and employees alike.

Avoiding potential workplace injuries on communication towers

Back in the 1980s, cell phones and other electronic devices that rely on communication towers were not in nearly every household here in California and across the country. With the technological explosion that occurred in later decades, the need for such towers increased exponentially. This means that the number of severe or fatal workplace injuries suffered by communication tower workers increased as well.

Why you should not wait to go to the doctor after a work injury

If you have ever put off medical treatment, you are not alone. The National Center for Biotechnology Information found that about one-third of respondents in a nationwide survey avoided the doctor. It is estimated that many people wait 18.5 days or more before getting help for a chronic health issue. Avoidance of medical care occurs for many different reasons. Sometimes, there are financial or time barriers. About 10 percent of the participants in the survey said they didn't think medical treatment was necessary, as they expected the condition to improve.

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