Recognizing the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury

Recognizing the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury

November 8, 2019

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be one of the most serious and debilitating types of injuries you can get while on the job.
Horseplay at work could eliminate your workers’ compensation

Horseplay at work could eliminate your workers’ compensation

October 18, 2019

Most employers do not tolerate outrageous horseplay in the workplace. However, that does not always stop employees from engaging in unruly behavior.
5 Jobs most likely to cause back injuries

5 Jobs most likely to cause back injuries

October 21, 2019

Back injuries are common in any workspace. However, there are some industries that put workers at a higher risk of seriously hurting their back.
4 common food service injuries

4 common food service injuries

September 6, 2019

Working in the food service industry is notoriously hard. You have to deal with rude and entitled people, be on your feet for long time period.
Can you return to work before you’ve completely recovered?

Can you return to work before you’ve completely recovered?

September 10, 2019

You may have permission to get back to earning an income, although you might need to complete light-duty jobs until you are healthy enough to do your regular job.
Can undocumented workers receive workers’ compensation?

Can undocumented workers receive workers’ compensation?

September 11, 2019

The short answer is yes. The long answer is more complicated – for the general contractor or other employer.
New law could greatly expand workers’ compensation

New law could greatly expand workers’ compensation

September 19, 2019

The California workers’ compensation system requires employers to carry insurance that will pay benefits for their employees who are injured on the job.
Get started promptly with your injury claim

Get started promptly with your injury claim

August 8, 2019

Promptly reporting your injury can help prevent delays and other problems in getting the medical care and benefits you need.
Staying cool while working in hot temps

Staying cool while working in hot temps

July 3, 2019

California summers are known for their sunshine and beautiful weather. However, when you’re working outside these pleasant temperatures can quickly turn dangerous.
Three workplace injuries and how to avoid them

Three workplace injuries and how to avoid them

July 15, 2019

There are a number of ways you could get injured on the job if you do physically active work like construction.
They filed a workers’ comp claim for what??

They filed a workers’ comp claim for what??

July 18, 2018

Workers compensation claims are filed all the time for all different reasons. Some of the most common workplace injuries involve power tools.
SCOTUS rules against employees banding together

SCOTUS rules against employees banding together

June 13, 2019

Most workers do not have the means or resources necessary to advocate for themselves against the deep pockets of their employer.
Your rights and staying safe in the workplace

Your rights and staying safe in the workplace

April 16, 2019

You probably know that you have many rights as a California worker, including the right to a reasonable expectation of safety in the workplace.
The reality of first responders experiencing work-induced PTSD

The reality of first responders experiencing work-induced PTSD

April 26, 2019

When you think of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), you probably imagine the victims of severe crashes, military combat survivors, refugees, etc.
Recognizing a spinal cord injury in an emergency

Recognizing a spinal cord injury in an emergency

March 1, 2019

Even so, under the right circumstances, anyone could suffer from this potentially permanent and debilitating injury.
The wrong “safety culture” could lead to injuries

The wrong “safety culture” could lead to injuries

March 15, 2019

Even though the majority of employers do want you to remain safe as you work, concerns about production can get in the way of that goal.
Taking the right steps after a workplace injury

Taking the right steps after a workplace injury

March 26, 2019

Taking the proper steps is critical to avoid missing out on the essential coverage workers’ comp offers.
Simple steps for preventing construction falls

Simple steps for preventing construction falls

March 29, 2019

You may be fortunate that you have not fallen or witnessed the death or injury of a co-worker who fell from a height.
How difficult is it to handle PTSD at work?

How difficult is it to handle PTSD at work?

February 4, 2019

You know how easily your PTSD symptoms could negatively affect your job should you be unable to control them while at work. This is particularly true if you work construction.
If you work in agriculture, you risk exposure to pesticides

If you work in agriculture, you risk exposure to pesticides

February 28, 2019

Agriculture is big business here in California, and those who work in this industry face numerous risks, the least of which comes from pesticides.