Blog Posts in 2021

  • 4 Common Firefighter Injuries

    Firefighting is a dangerous job. It involves more than just flames. Simply running in and out of structures carries a risk of falling, slamming into something, or having pieces fall down on you. Generally, you can assume that injury is a standard, regular part of the job. In September of 2021, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released its annual statistics for firefighter injuries. ...
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  • Suing an Employer for Wrongful Death

    When there is an injury at work, people normally turn to workers’ comp for assistance. In cases of extreme injury, this may not be enough to help, and people must turn to personal injury suits for compensation. This is especially true if an employer was in egregious violation of safety protocols. What happens, then, if a worker is killed on the job? In that case, the path is quite the same. Many ...
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  • California Passes Laws to Enhance Worker Safety

    In late September of 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law, affecting workers’ rights. The bill covers many aspects, and it includes new provisions to protect workers’ safety. The law creates two new categories for safety violations: enterprise-wide violations and egregious violations . Enterprise-Wide Violations This category strikes at the culture of a negligent company. ...
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  • What Benefits Can I Expect from Workers’ Compensation in California?

    You probably hear a lot of talk about workers’ compensation, especially if you are in a high-risk occupation. It’s comforting to know that the program exists and that you will be protected if you are hurt. However, many are not aware of exactly which programs exist or how they work. In this article, we will discuss various forms of workers’ compensation. This piece is not an exhaustive study of ...
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  • How Companies Can Abuse Worker’s Compensation

    Workers’ compensation is meant to protect workers who are hurt on the job. Employers pay into an insurance policy that workers use when they’ve been injured. Normally, the process is smooth, and there are few issues. However, unscrupulous insurance companies can build a case against the injured worker. When this happens, it may be necessary to fight these entities in court. Seguro-Suarez v. Key ...
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  • Occupations That Pose a Risk of Back Injury

    Each job carries its own innate dangers. For example, someone who works with chemicals is at a high risk of lung damage, and people who use keyboards can develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Some occupations, then, pose a greater risk of back injury than others. In this article, we will discuss back injuries and occupations that cause them; look at the commonalities between these jobs; and explain what ...
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  • How Can Defective Equipment Impede Workers’ Comp?

    From construction workers to doctors, workers use equipment in their jobs. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tray for serving drinks or PPE for a nurse, workers need reliable tools. When we imagine workplace injuries, we often consider who is at fault. Perhaps an employer or a fellow worker created a dangerous environment, causing you harm. For example, a spill was unattended, or a dangerous item was ...
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  • Common Office Worker Injuries

    Office work is commonly considered to be safer than many other jobs. On a certain level, this is true. It doesn’t bear as much continual risk as construction or healthcare work. However, office work is by no means completely safe and without risk. There are many ways in which an office worker can be injured, even by activities that seem harmless. In this article, we will examine some of the more ...
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  • I’ve Been Denied Workers’ Comp. Now What?

    Workers’ compensation is an insurance benefit. As such, it is frequently denied to workers. It’s no secret that insurance companies want to keep from paying out benefits if they can. They will use whatever tactics they can to deny claims. When you’ve been denied, it’s a worrying time. You are stuck recovering from an injury and getting no assistance. Medical bills are piling up, and you’re missing ...
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  • Here’s What Remote Workers Need to Know About Workers’ Comp

    Working from home has its perks, but it’s not working for everyone. Some remote workers struggle to find a work-life balance, leading to increased anxiety, frustration, and, ultimately, burnout. Others are trying to make do with their makeshift workstations, having left their ergonomic, company-provided desk and chair at the office. They may be suffering from physical pain as a result. One year ...
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  • Common Foodservice Injuries

    Everything we do in life carries a risk, and our jobs are no exception. Whether you’re balancing on girders miles in the air or shuffling papers behind a desk, there’s always a chance of getting hurt. People don’t often think of foodservice as a high-risk job, but that’s a myopic view. With all the running around and handling of dangerous items, food service injuries can happen to the most ...
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  • Examples of Unsafe Working Conditions

    What Are Unsafe Working Conditions & Why Do They Matter? The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that about 2.3 million workers around the world are victims of work-related accidents or diseases every year, corresponding to the whopping 6,000 deaths occurring every day across the globe. In the US, 5,333 workers died from work-related injuries in 2019, a 2% increase from the previous ...
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