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Who puts their lives on the line every day? Linemen

Every household and business in California relies on a constant supply of electricity for the smooth running of his or her lives and businesses. However, not many of those people stop to spare a thought for you and your co-linemen who do one of the most hazardous jobs in the country. You risk your lives every day to ensure uninterrupted utilities.

The hazards paramedics face to save the lives of others

The California workers' compensation program provides comfort to employees in all industries who know they can claim medical expenses and lost wages in the event of a workplace accident. However, for workers in some high-risk occupations, this financial support is critical. These dangerous occupations include paramedics and other EMT workers who never know where the next ambulance trip will take them.

Prepare for the pitfalls of filing for workers' comp benefits

On-the-job injuries can cause anxiety, especially if you have a family that relies on your income. Medical treatment and mounting bills along with the inability to go straight back to work may cause concern. Fortunately, the workers' compensation insurance system protects California workers.

Did you develop carpal tunnel syndrome because of your job?

When California employees experience an injury in the workplace or become ill due to their work, they have the right to seek benefits through their employer's workers' compensation insurance. However, some people may assume that these benefits are only reserved for injuries that are the result of work accidents, but that is not always the case.

Stress and fatigue -- deadly forces in a police officer's life

If you are a member of the police force in California, you may suffer the consequences of a lack of sleep and an overload of stress. It is the kind of job that takes everything you have to offer and then asks for more. You may spend months of doing shift work, or confuse your body by rotating day and night shifts, all to the detriment of your overall health.

Did work make you sick? Learn how you can fight to get better.

California readers know there are some jobs that could come with a higher risk for injury. Whether you work in an office or you have a job that many consider inherently dangerous, you have certain rights to seek compensation in the event of a workplace accident. You could have a right to workers' compensation benefits for your injuries as well as for any occupational illness you contract as a result of your job. 

Hazards and risks faced by hotel housekeepers

If you are a housekeeper in the California hospitality industry, some of your duties are likely intense and grueling. Hotels offer more and more amenities to their guests, resulting in increased workloads that can lead to serious workplace injuries. Safety agencies report a significant increase in occupational diseases and nonfatal injuries among hospitality employees. They say better safety training and ergonomic changes may prevent many injuries and illnesses.

Is your office a minefield of musculoskeletal disorder threats?

Musculoskeletal disorders can occur in any industry. Regardless of whether you are working as a member of an assembly line in a manufacturing plant or capturing data in an office, repetitive motions can cause injuries. However, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health says good ergonomic practices can limit MSDs.

Did that scaffold fall aggravate an old back injury?

If you are a member of the California workforce, you might have some questions about the workers' compensation system of the state. Knowing that you have such insurance coverage may provide peace of mind, but nobody wants to file a benefits claim that the company rejects. Does the program cover all injuries, and what happens when you suffer an accident that aggravates an existing one?

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