December 2018 Archives

Workers' compensation covers office workers' injuries

Many people in California do not realize how dangerous it can be to work in an office. A significant number of workers' compensation benefits claims involve injuries caused by slips, trips, falls and other occupational hazards posed by office surroundings. However, proper housekeeping can mitigate almost all the risks..

Workers' compensation claims for cannabis industry employees

Employers in California are responsible for the health and safety of their employees. Each industry, including the marijuana sector, has its unique hazards that are typically covered by workers' compensation insurance. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health recently proposed penalties of more than $50,000 after completing an investigation into a June incident at a pot facility in Santa Cruz County.

Cumulative trauma injuries can be devastating to hard workers

Workers face many hazards, some of which are due to the nature of the job. These are difficult to minimize because there might not be alternative ways that they can do their duties in a safer manner. It is imperative that employees and employers work to improve safety. However, the onus falls on the employer to ensure people have everything they need to avoid unnecessary accidents.

Will the new crane rule limit workers' compensation claims?

Construction accidents in California involving cranes have had devastating consequences in the past. Many families were left having to rely on the death benefits paid by the workers' compensation insurance program. In some of those instances, investigators determined that unqualified crane operators caused the accidents.

Personal injury: 3-year-old fatally struck by car in parking lot

Parking lots can be hazardous places, and California drivers must be extra vigilant for pedestrians. The chances of striking a pedestrian that results in serious personal injury are greater after dark, especially if there are children present. Young children might not realize that the same rules apply for parking lots as crossing normal roadways.

Workers' compensation eligibility after work party injuries

Many business owners in California choose to celebrate accomplishments and milestones by arranging parties for staff members during December. Alcohol is served at many of these celebrations, and it is no secret that alcohol consumption frequently leads to risky scenarios. Many workers are unsure of their eligibility for workers' compensation benefits if they should be injured during such festivities.

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