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January 2017 Archives

Do mental health challenges make you eligible for disability?

Struggling with a mental health condition is a serious challenge, no matter the type or severity of the condition. In some severe cases, this type of medical problem may keep a person from working, and, by default, from making money to support his or her family or get needed care.

Facing workers' compensation challenges in California

A system is in place designed to help cover medical costs, replace lost wages and otherwise provide for financial needs of employees who have been injured or become ill on the job. Most employers purchase this type of insurance as the law requires. Many California workers can relate to various types of complications that may arise when filing claims for workers' compensation benefits.

Poor road conditions and tragic work-related deaths

Anyone who has ever driven on a wet and slippery road understands how dangerous it can be. If the vehicle being driven at the time is an enormous tractor (that happens to be fully loaded with firewood) such inclement conditions may prove disastrous. Work-related deaths on California farms often involve equipment or heavy machinery mishaps.

Construction accidents often involve falling debris

As mentioned in previous posts, injuries often occur on construction sites due to falling debris. Construction accidents are not all that uncommon in California since the inherent nature of the industry typically involves personal safety risk. This is not to say workers are left unsupported if an accident does occur. There are laws that govern such matters, and employers are obligated to adhere to accepted standards and regulations to keep their workers as safe as possible on the job.

Common workplace accidents

The workplace accidents that you may see on the news are the ones that involve falls from great heights, loss of limbs or other catastrophic injuries. Tragic as these events are, they are only a small portion of the kinds of accidents that people suffer on the job in California and across the country.

Farmers at high risk for workplace accidents

Many California workers earn their livings on farms. They, and other employees whose work is considered dangerous, are often at high risk for workplace accidents. To maintain safety on the job, employers are obligated to provide appropriate training, as well as arrange equipment inspections and maintenance on a regular basis.

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