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Does it bug you to work around pesticides? Keep yourself safe

Like all of California's agricultural workers, you probably work around pesticides. You probably already know that you could experience serious illness and even death through exposure to them. The Environmental Protection Agency improved its Agricultural Worker Protection Standard for workers like you in Nov. 2015.

Construction workers' comp could help you build new start

As a construction worker, you may enjoy your profession immensely. Many individuals take pride in having the ability to work with their hands and see the efforts of their labor grow into structures with various uses. Of course, you likely also understand that certain risks exist in the construction industry, and suffering an injury due to an accident could affect you or your co-workers at any time.

Seeking workers' compensation for repetitive strain injuries

While many California workers often have to perform the same duties day in and day out, such repetitive tasks can actually cause injuries for some people. The workers' compensation program is in place to help employees in such circumstances. Depending on a particular situation, the injuries may require ongoing medical treatment or physical therapy to achieve full recovery.

This type of situation is why workers' compensation exists

Anyone whose ever been injured on the job in California understands how challenging the recovery process can be. Thankfully, the workers' compensation program is designed to help recovering victims of workplace accidents cover medical expenses and replace lost wages when injuries prevent them from returning to their duties. A recent tragic accident that occurred in another state is an example of a type of situation that often leads to a benefits claim being filed.

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.

You can make sure your boss protects you from trench hazards

Trenches are some of the most hazardous areas for construction workers in Oxnard, California, and elsewhere. Sadly, many business owners disregard employee safety, expecting workers to put their lives on the line by working in unprotected trenches. If this sounds familiar, and if you are one of those construction workers whose rights to a safe workplace environment are violated, you are entitled to refuse to enter an unprotected trench.

Where to get help when a workers' compensation claim is denied

Employers in California and throughout the United States are obligated to purchase insurance to provide benefits to employees who have been hurt on the job. Workers' compensation allows injured workers to pay medical bills and replace lost wages when an on-the-job accident occurs. Although there is  a general system in place for obtaining benefits, things can get very stressful if an employer or insurance agency attempts to deny a claim.

4 benefits options if you are injured at work

Workplace injury is a scary situation, especially if you are trying to provide for a family. You may worry about lost work time if you're injured or whether you'll recover to a point where you can do your job again.

Understanding workers' compensation benefits in California

There are any number of reasons that a California worker may file a claim to receive wage replacement benefits. Typically, such claims are often filed after an employee has suffered injury or illness on the job. Depending on the severity of symptoms, a worker may have need of such benefits if he or she is unable to return to the workplace for an extended period of time. Many workers have run into trouble when it comes to obtaining the workers' compensation benefits they deserve.

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