February 2018 Archives

SSDI claims process can be challenging

Any person in California who is debilitated after an accident or a severe health problem may rely entirely on Social Security Disability Insurance. However, many people are disillusioned when their SSDI applications are rejected. One of the reasons for denial is incomplete paperwork. If any of the required or vital information is not provided, benefits might be denied.

Teachers: Hurt at work? You're covered

You've been a teacher for many years, but every year seems to have its own issues. This year, you have a few students prone to violence. As you pulled one student off another while he was attacking, you ended up with a black eye. Still seeing stars, you marched the child down to the principal's office, but now you have to go to the doctor.

Preventing personal injury will be priority at County Fair

For two weeks before the start of the Riverside County Fair, safety authorities tested the various rides to ensure the safety of visitors to the fair. A spokesperson for the company that operates the rides explained that several different tests are carried out to check for cracks or metal fatigue. Accident data held by the California Division of Safety and Health shows that 15 incidents causing personal injury occurred statewide from 2007 through 2016 at sites where this company operated rides.

Did faulty equipment cause personal injury at work?

Although the workers' compensation insurance program typically covers California workers who suffer on-the-job injuries, the benefits usually include medical expenses and a portion of lost wages. Sometimes the losses are more significant, and if a faulty piece of equipment played a role, there might be grounds for filing a personal injury claim in a civil court. Similar circumstances led to a lawsuit that was recently filed by an injured worker in another state.

Housekeepers may have fewer workers' compensation claims soon

A particular section of the workforce in California will soon benefit from a unanimous decision by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. Authorities have taken note of the lobbying by the workers union for hospitality workers for improved and stricter safety standards. Once new regulations are in effect, there might be fewer workers' compensation claims for injuries suffered by employees in this industry.

Personal injury: 1 dead, 1 injured in single-vehicle crash

Experience and maturity play a significant role in the prevention of car crashes that could lead to serious injuries, or worse. The number of single-vehicle accidents that occur in California in which young adults were drivers underscores the dangers posed by inexperience. Lives can be turned upside down in an instant -- with innocent passengers suffering personal injury and sometimes losing their lives.

Increased risk of cancer: Hidden danger lurking for firefighters

American people count on firefighters to combat fires of all sorts. From wildfires that plague California to house fires, there is no shortage of work for these brave men and women. There is a danger lurking due to the working conditions for the people who choose to help others in this manner.

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