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Can I claim workers' compensation for an infectious disease?

Many workers in the United States are aware that they can make a claim for workers' compensation after being injured at work. Becoming injured because of a fall or because of faulty machinery are situations that are quite obviously eligible for workers' compensation claims.

Dealing with toxic exposure in the California workplace

We are exposed to a low level of toxins almost everywhere we go. Whether you're driving to work with the window down or sitting next to a person while they are smoking, toxic materials are hard to avoid. However, some toxins do much more dangerous than others.

Does my California employer need workers' compensation insurance?

In the state of California, almost all employers need to have workers' compensation insurance coverage. Usually however, very large companies are able to start their own type of insurance coverage, and therefore, do not need to engage in the governmental workers' compensation program. Similarly, very small companies may not need to.

The main benefits of workers' compensation in California

Getting injured as a result of fulfilling the duties of the workplace is something that no one wants to experience. A workplace injury can result in workers losing their ability to earn an income, and can lead to extremely expensive medical bills. Workers can suffer so much from workplace injuries, and because of this, there is a compulsory insurance that nonexempt employers must take out in order to protect their employees.

Workers’ compensation for pesticide illnesses

As a worker in the industrial industry, you will undoubtedly be exposed to numerous harmful chemicals as part of your daily work. Your employer has the legal responsibility to protect you as much as possible from the adverse effects of chemicals used on crops. However, illnesses still do occur as a result of exposure to pesticides at work.

What is the Return-to-Work Supplement Program?

When you are injured in the workplace, you might have to spend time in a hospital, and this will mean increased medical bills and lost wages. The law in the United States means that you can be recompensed for these short-term financial damages through workers' compensation.

What damages can workers’ compensation cover?

When you are injured at work to the point that you have to take time off to recover as a result, you are likely to be eligible for workers' compensation. This means that you will be able to make a claim for certain types of costs that were associated with your injury.

How far will my workers’ compensation go?

When you have been injured at work, it is likely that you will be stressed thinking about the medical consultations that you have to go through, as well as the lost wages that you will suffer due to unavoidable time off work. Workers' compensation is an insurance scheme, paid for by employers, that help workers through this difficult period of their lives.

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