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Preventing ladder falls at work

Every year, more than 500,000 people are injured in relation to the use of ladders in the United States. As a result of these injuries, over 300 people die. These are shocking statistics, and they are proof that more needs to be done when it comes to preventing ladder-related injuries in the United States, especially at work.

Taking action after a work injury

If you have been injured at work, you will know that it can be an extremely stressful experience. As a result, you may have to spend time at home recovering and this could lead to a loss of wages as well as high medical costs. Therefore, it's important that you take action and begin your claim for workers' compensation.

Calculating your workers’ compensation in California

If you are a California worker and you were injured on the job, you are entitled by law to receive two-thirds of your gross wages before tax when you are unable to work due to your injury. Some employers offer compensation of the full amount of wages lost. However, there is a cap on the maximum allowable compensation amount, which is set at $986.69.

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