It's the responsibility of all employers to provide a safe working environment for their employees to work within. Despite this, countless employees are exposed to harmful toxins either in the air or through contact on a daily basis.
Crush injuries are one of the more serious types of workplace accidents an individual can be involved in. There are many ways this type of injury can occur. A building may collapse with workers in it, someone might get trampled in a stampede into or out of a building or open space or a worker may get pinned under or behind heavy machinery.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just under 3 million full-time, private industry workers suffer nonfatal illnesses or injuries each year in the United States. Many of these injuries result from employers taking cost-cutting measures that undermine worker safety. This is why it's important for workers to be proactive in protecting themselves from getting hurt while on the job.
If you have been injured at work, it is likely that you are entitled to workers' compensation. You might think that asking for workers' compensation might negatively affect your career prospects, but compensation is your legal right as a worker and is covered by the insurance of your employer.
A variety of industries exist around Modesto. From agriculture and construction, there are a number of ways to make a living, but many of these occupations face significant risks if an employer does not adequately offer protections.
Despite more stringent safety regulations in mining, those who work in that industry still contract "black lung disease." It gets its name from the fact that a person's lungs turn from a healthy pink to black. It's also known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). Coal macules form in the lungs and eventually turn into coal nodules.
Many Californians have occupations that require them to work outdoors. In our state, blistering sun and high temperatures aren't limited to the summer. Workers can face them many months out of the year.
Workplace injuries and illnesses are serious business for the men and women who can't work because of them. When the injury or illness is due to factors in the workplace, such as exposure to toxic chemicals or accidents, these men and women might need to apply for workers' compensation coverage.
Suffering an injury at work is stressful and overwhelming. You aren't sure how long you will miss work and aren't sure if your employer will pay for your time away from the job. Almost every injury you suffer on the job should be covered by workers' compensation benefits. Here's how to file a claim in the state of California.
Workers' compensation claims can be complicated to file, and denials are common for a variety of reasons. As in other states, the California system values cost effectiveness and strict adherence to procedure. For this reason, claims can be denied due to faulty or incomplete paperwork, missed deadlines or insufficient documentation. In other cases, you may get benefits that do not provide adequate compensation.