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December 2014 Archives

Avoiding workplace injuries in confined spaces

Workplace injuries may be considered an inevitable part of working in industrial fields, but employers are nevertheless required to implement safety standards for workers. Employees may be especially susceptible to workplace injuries because of air quality issues when working in confined spaces. Because of this risk, employers or project managers must adhere to strict safety protocols.

Getting the help you need with workplace injuries

Workplace injuries can happen for many reasons, and sometimes, these incidents can go unreported. It is important for any California employee who has suffered because of workplace injuries to reach out for legal help as he or she files the proper paperwork. While the medical expenses associated with a workplace injury should be covered through workers' compensation benefits, a legal ally can help ensure that a victim's rights are protected throughout the process.

If injured on the job, understand your deserved benefits

If you have been injured on the job, it is important for you to know your rights regarding potential compensation. After any type of work injury, regardless of the cause, a worker could be eligible for financial compensation through the workers' compensation program. Every employee has the right to legal assistance in order to obtain the maximum amount of compensation if injured on the job. 

Santa Ana jail workers at risk for workplace injuries

A recent audit has found that maintenance workers at a Santa Ana jail are at an increased risk for workplace injuries. The audit found several blatantly unsafe working conditions, including lack of proper supervision from guards while working near prisoners. These hazards violate the rights of every California worker to have a safe work environment and the ability to complete tasks without fear of workplace injuries.

If injured on the job, can a construction accident attorney help?

If you have been injured on the job while working at a construction site, it is possible that you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Navigating the workers' compensation system can be complex and it can be useful to have a lawyer who is knowledgeable in construction accident cases. In fact, having a strong legal ally can protect your rights during the claims process if you are injured on the job. 

What are the rights of an employee after an on-the-job injury?

California workers know that construction is a dangerous industry, but they may not understand their rights after an on-the-job injury. On a job site, there are many potential hazards faced by workers, including dangerous equipment and falls. In fact, falls are the number one reason for on-the-job injury and death on construction sites. 

Workers' compensation for federal employees: what to expect

Workers' compensation is designed to cover financial losses associated with an injury suffered at work. This is includes missed wages, medical treatment, rehabilitation or even vocational training if an individual is unable to return to the same job. Federal employees, including those working in California, are also entitled top workers' compensation benefits after an injury. 

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