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August 2017 Archives

Explosions more common on worksites than many people realize

While the government has made efforts to reduce workplace injuries, they still occur at an alarming rate. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 2.9 million workplace injuries occurred in the country in 2015 alone. These injuries have a variety of explanations, and one of the most overlooked is explosions.

Workplace safety whistleblowing: Know your rights

When you are concerned about the safety of your workplace or you think that you or your colleagues may be in imminent danger, your first thought might be to place a complaint, either with your employer, or with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, your second thought may be concern or fear that this type of complaint, otherwise known as whistleblowing, may place your job in jeopardy.

Everything you need to know about workers’ compensation

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.

California's workers' compensation law and rights to medical care

If you've been injured on the job in California, then under the state's workers' compensation policies, you have a right to receive rehabilitative medical care at your employer's expense. It's important to note that the treatments you receive, though, are required to be in alignment with those prescribed in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's (ACEOEM) practice guidelines.

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