Worker falls at construction sites can be deadly

Worker falls at construction sites can be deadly

August 19, 2020

One of the worst is the risk of a worker who is high up on scaffolding falling to the ground. Falls from height usually cause serious injuries and are often fatal.
Employer responsibility during workers & compensation filings

Employer responsibility during workers & compensation filings

August 18, 2020

Employers are responsible for gathering evidence whenever an injured worker files a workers’ compensation claim.
Employer and employee responsibilities in a workers & comp claim

Employer and employee responsibilities in a workers & comp claim

August 13, 2020

The following is an overview of the responsibilities of the employer and employee during the claim process.
What is the purpose of a P&S report?

What is the purpose of a P&S report?

January 14, 2021

A Permanent and Stationary, or P&S, report is a document that you send your insurance company to apply for permanent disability benefits.
Back injury at work? Here’s what you should know

Back injury at work? Here’s what you should know

December 30, 2020

Back injuries can lead to several issues in a person’s physical and financial life, which is why many injured employees will file claims to receive workers’ compensation from their employer.
If I’m an undocumented worker, can I get workers’ comp benefits?

If I’m an undocumented worker, can I get workers’ comp benefits?

November 3, 2020

So, that means undocumented workers can receive workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer an injury at work.
How to handle workers’ comp claim denials

How to handle workers’ comp claim denials

November 4, 2020

California requires most employers to carry worker’s compensation insurance to pay for medical costs and in some cases a portion of lost wages.
When happens if a first responder develops PTSD because of work?

When happens if a first responder develops PTSD because of work?

November 6, 2020

The average person likely associates post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with military servicemembers.
Can I be deported for filing a workers’ comp claim?

Can I be deported for filing a workers’ comp claim?

August 21, 2020

Many undocumented workers fear that filing a workers’ compensation claim will somehow result in deportation.
Can injured workers qualify for both workers’ comp and SSDI?

Can injured workers qualify for both workers’ comp and SSDI?

August 22, 2020

Employees who are injured on the job or fall ill due to exposure might be able to qualify for both worker’s compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
If I am injured at work, what benefits can I receive?

If I am injured at work, what benefits can I receive?

August 24, 2020

Under the workers’ compensation system, your employer will usually be required to pay for medical treatment related to your work injury.
Are Latino immigrants in California eligible for workers’ comp?

Are Latino immigrants in California eligible for workers’ comp?

October 19, 2020

Latino immigrants are particularly at risk. In fact, nearly 80% of all the Latino workers who died in Florida in 2018 were immigrants.
Outdoor workers must stay safe in the summer

Outdoor workers must stay safe in the summer

August 25, 2020

The summers in California being what they are, it’s important for outdoor workers to keep from suffering a heat-related illness like heat exhaustion, heat cramps or even heat stroke.
Common workplace accidents in research laboratories

Common workplace accidents in research laboratories

August 26, 2020

Many people associate workplace injuries with industries that involve physical labor or heavy machinery, such as construction, oil rigging, farming and logging.
Can you request compensation if you’re injured on a lunch break?

Can you request compensation if you’re injured on a lunch break?

October 22, 2020

If they’re not sure if they qualify for workers’ comp benefits, an individual might wish to hire an attorney.
What to know about appealing a denied workers’ comp claim

What to know about appealing a denied workers’ comp claim

August 28, 2020

You do have a chance to receive workers’ compensation benefits. If the insurance company denied your claim, you can file an appeal.
Do pre-existing conditions affect workers’ compensation claims?

Do pre-existing conditions affect workers’ compensation claims?

August 31, 2020

California’s workers’ compensation laws treat an aggravated pre-existing condition as a new injury. So long as it requires additional treatment.
How to stay safe while welding

How to stay safe while welding

September 16, 2020

California law requires that employers take reasonable steps to protect their workers from workplace hazards. This means that your employer has an obligation
Construction work zones continue to be deadly places

Construction work zones continue to be deadly places

April 13, 2020

Work zones can be deadly for both the employees inside them and the ones driving past them. Despite various efforts at the state level.
Construction site supervisors important for safety

Construction site supervisors important for safety

February 15, 2020

A recent study showed that many contractors rely on their site supervisors and job foremen to create a safety culture and train their workers about safety.