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Can a workplace injury affect my career prospects?

If you have been injured at work, it may be a long road to recovery. After any workplace injury that requires you to seek medical attention or take time off work, you have the right to file a claim for workers' compensation in the aftermath. As long as you file this claim in good time, you will likely be eligible for the complete coverage of any necessary medical costs and you will be able to recoup a portion of lost wages.

Taking action after being denied workers' compensation

When you suffer from an injury in the workplace, you will likely go through a great deal of suffering and have to pay a significant amount of medical bills when having treatment. It is also possible that you will lose wages as a result of needing to take unpaid leave.

Becoming injured by moving machinery at work

If you work in a factory, in the farming industry or on a construction site, it is likely that you come into contact with machinery on a day-to-day basis. While you have probably been subject to intense training on how to manage and operate this machinery, sometimes machinery can malfunction and injuries can occur.

Getting compensation after suffering an eye injury at work

If you work in an active environment such as a construction site or a factory, it is likely that you are at a high risk of suffering an eye injury. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported that each year, 20,000 employees in the United States suffer an eye injury, and many of them are forced to take medical leave or pay costly medical bills as a consequence.

Issues that can cause workplace accidents in California

Safety on the job should be the main goal of every employer. Employees need to be properly trained in all aspects of their job, especially if the jobs are inherently dangerous. There are quite a few issues that could be problematic if not properly handled on the job in California. Those issues could lead to employee injuries and even death.

The aftermath of a loved one's head injury

It is heartbreaking when a loved one becomes injured due to an accident at work. One of the more common but serious results of a work accident, often taking place on a construction site or in a mine, is a head injury that leads to brain damage. The consequences of a brain injury will depend solely on the person and on the nature of the injury, however, it can affect a person in a multitude of ways.

The different types of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries can not only be extremely painful and dangerous, they can also damage a person's ability to live the way that he or she wants and contributes to a lowered quality of life. Spinal cord injuries are also a fairly common form of occupational injury, meaning that they occur very often in workplaces when people engage in heavy lifting, working with heights and other at-risk tasks.

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