With America seemingly mired in an opioid epidemic, responsible doctors are becoming much more conservative in prescribing these powerful pain relievers to patients. Instead, they're prescribing non-opioid medications, such as NSAIDs, and non-pharmacologic pain treatments, such as physical therapy.
Workers' compensation is a multi-billion-dollar industry here in California. Some $20 billion is paid to workers every year by insurers and/or employers.
Any type of injury to your brain, such as a concussion, requires immediate medical attention. Neglecting to receive care as quickly as possible can result in additional damage and long-term complications.
If you're injured on the job, you may find yourself in position to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. While this gives you financial peace of mind, it doesn't necessarily remove all the stress from your life.
The presence of mold in your workplace is a serious problem that requires immediate attention. Mold exposure can affect your health in many ways, both in the short and long term.
Depending on your industry and profession, you may expect to come in close contact with toxins. There are also times when employees are subjected to contact with toxins without knowing it.
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.
Many workers in the United States are unfortunately exposed to toxins every day. In an attempt to prevent such exposure, there are many safety procedures in place that are enforced by law.
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.
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.