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What should you do if you are injured on the job?

The workers' compensation system, while designed to protect the interests of workers in California, can be complex and difficult to navigate. If you have suffered after you were injured on the job, do you know what to do? Knowing your rights and the proper procedure is an important step for every worker, no matter what  profession or industry is involved.

Injured while working? Here is what you need to know.

When California workers suffer an injury or become ill on the job, they may feel overwhelmed and confused regarding their rights and the workers' compensation process. Many workers aren't aware that they could have a rightful claim to benefits if injured while working, even if the circumstances of the workplace accident are unclear or complex. Unfortunately, incorrect assumptions about the law often results in missed benefits for deserving claimants.

Avoiding a heat-related on-the-job injury

In California, temperatures have been soaring into the 90s and, in some places, have topped 100 degrees. It is critical at this time of year for employers to implement and enforce strict heat-related safety protocols. These steps could save the lives of workers who have outdoor jobs, as well as prevent an unnecessary on\-the\-job injury.

Summer in California could increase risk for on-the-job injury

While summer brings beautiful weather and vacations for many California families, it could signal a serious threat to the health and safety of many workers. Due to the large agricultural and construction industries in the state, there are a significant amount of workers who must be outside, continually exposed to the sun. These men and women face an increased risk of on-the-job injury and heat-related illnesses when the temperatures rise. 

Risk of on-the-job injury and illness in the film industry

California is home to many people employed in the film industry, all of whom have the right to a safe workplace. Recent research indicates that these hardworking individuals could face an increased risk of illness because of toxic chemical exposure. Any time a person suffers from an on-the-job injury or illness caused by work conditions, he or she has the right to seek compensation.

San Francisco worker suffers fatal on-the-job injury

After the recent work-related death of a San Francisco man, it was learned that the employer has been fined for many safety violations in the past. The California worker suffered a fatal on-the-job injury after the aerial lift he was in was crushed by a concrete beam. The safety violations and fines have come over the course of the past decade. 

Get workers' compensation benefits for your on-the-job injury

Workplace accidents can happen for many reasons. California workers should take steps to protect their rights, no matter the cause of the accident and the extent of their injuries. With experienced legal help and a full explanation of their rights and options, workers may find it easier to obtain the recovery that they deserve after suffering an on-the-job injury.

Steps to prevent on-the-job injury for emergency workers

California emergency workers of all kinds face risks every day. It is vital to protect the health and safety of these workers by establishing parameters that prevent unnecessary harm. In order to do this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a new regulation that could change work for those employed as fire fighters, with the intent of preventing on-the-job injury.

Worker suffers on-the-job injury after 11-story fall

A California worker has recently spoken about his life after he amazingly survived an 11-story fall. The man was employed as a window washer in San Francisco when he fell after losing his balance, landing on a moving car. His recovery from the on-the-job injury is quite remarkable, but immediately after the fall, he was unconscious and suffered brain trauma and multiple broken bones.

Does an illness qualify you for workers' compensation benefits?

There are certain protections in place for the support and benefit of injured California workers and families. When an individual is injured on the job, he or she is eligible for benefits to cover medical bills, lost wages and other financial losses. However, workers may not be aware that certain illnesses or exacerbation of an existing medical condition could also be grounds for a workers' compensation claim. 

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