Historically, health care workers are noble and altruistic, and their patients come first. As a health care worker, would you like to get back to those times when doctors, nurses, aides and more could focus on healing or improving the health of their patients without fearing for their own safety? Sadly, with changing times, new laws are being passed to keep health care workers safe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.