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There's no need to fear making a workers' compensation claim

When a person is injured in the working environment and suffers as a result, they often do not take action to recoup the benefits that they are entitled to. This is due to two main reasons: It is likely that they do not know about the compensation that they deserve, or they are fearful about making a claim.

How can I have my lost wages replaced?

If you were injured in the workplace and had to take time off work in order to recover, then it is likely that you lost wages as a result. This will probably have had a significant effect on your household and may have increased financial stresses. Since you were injured in the workplace, you have certain rights to be able to reclaim the injuries that you suffered in relation to the workplace accident, including lost wages.

Dealing with back pain in the California workplace

Almost any worker in any role can suffer from back pain. Working as an employee often involves sitting in a certain position or engaging in certain repetitive actions for an extended period of time. This can lead to back pain for many people, and it can lead to excruciating periods when work feels impossible.

Your employer's duties after you get injured at work

When you get injured in the workplace, you may have to take unpaid leave in order to recover physically and emotionally. The government recognizes that employee injuries in the workplace can come at a great cost because of this, so they ensure that nonexempt companies have a legal duty to take out workers' compensation insurance. This means that when one of the company's employees suffers from an injury, they have the opportunity to file a workers' compensation claim and get reimbursed for the expenses that they were subject to as a direct result of the injury.

Returning to work after a job-related injury

If you suffered from an injury at work, it is likely that you had to take unpaid leave in order to recover. While workers' compensation insurance can go a long way toward helping you to recoup the wages that you lost as well as reimburse medical premiums that you needed to pay, there are some additional protections that you are entitled to as a worker who was injured on the job.

Rights to rehabilitation as an injured worker

If you have been injured while you were at work, it is likely that you had to take unpaid leave in order to recover, and you may have also had to spend a significant amount on medical bills. When you suffer an injury due to your work obligations, your employer has the legal obligation to support you in your recovery through what is known as workers' compensation.

Tesla accused of underreporting safety issues

Electric car manufacturer Tesla has been accused of underreporting safety issues in the workplace, including known hazards to employee health and wellness. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is now carrying out an investigation to look into the claims.

What you are entitled to after a work injury

If you have been injured while carrying out your work activities, it is likely that you will have to take leave in order to recover. This can be a very stressful time for many injured employees, since they may worry about the rising medical bills as well as the lost wages that they are suffering.

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