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How California protects your family if you work a dangerous job

If you work a job that has higher-than-average risks, like forestry or construction, you likely balance the risk that you incur on the job with the income that you earn, which allows you to support your family. Your spouse and children likely depend on your income as their primary source of financial stability, if not

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1 firefighter killed, 1 injured in work-related incident

The August Complex, a group of wildfires, is likely something about which most people in California have concerns. In fact, there are firefighters who risk their lives everyday as they work to get these fires under control. Unfortunately, one firefighter was recently killed and another injured in a work-related incident that occurred as they were

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The primary causes of workers’ compensation denials

Imagine a situation in which you suffer an injury or illness related to your job responsibilities. This can be anything from a slip-and-fall accident in an elevator to a repetitive stress injury. Now, imagine a situation in which you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, just to receive a denial letter. You have every

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Will you recognize an unsafe trench if you see one?

If you are a construction worker in California, the list of safety hazards you may encounter is endless. One of the most dangerous jobs on construction sites is trench work and excavation. If you become familiar with the safety standards mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, identifying risks and taking precautions will be

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Predesignation can let you choose your workers’ comp doctor

Getting hurt on the job can leave you feeling powerless, which is why it’s important to make decisions during a workers’ compensation claim that empower you and give you a sense of control over your life. The worse your injuries are, the more medical care you will likely require and the more time off of

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Worker’s compensation for viral infection

Many people have been furloughed, laid off or working from home in isolation for months. However, as businesses begin to reopen in many states, some employees are heading back to work in person. As this happens, employees are also at risk of COVID-19 infection. When you are hurt because of work, you typically are able

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Helping workers respond to workplace accidents in California

A great deal of effort is put into protecting employees as they complete their job-related tasks in California. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration creates regulations intended to prevent workplace accidents from occurring in addition to conducting inspections and investigations to determine if violations have occurred. Despite these efforts, accidents can still happen,

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Worker killed in California construction accident

For many people in the United States, the advent of football season is anticipated months in advance. This may be especially true in California this year as the construction of a new stadium is underway. Unfortunately, a worker at the project was recently killed in a construction accident at the worksite. The incident that led

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Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination

Every day in California, millions of workers report to work. The vast majority of these workers are committed to fulfilling their job responsibilities to the best of their abilities, as required by their employers. Unfortunately, some find that illegal actions, including sexual discrimination, can make it difficult for them to do so. For many workers,

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3 myths about workers’ compensation

After a workplace injury, you may worry about your health, your future and your career. Worse, many people have misconceptions about workers’ compensation that could make them hesitant to file a claim. What are some myths about workers’ compensation? Your employer can fire you if you apply for workers’ compensation. It is understandable to worry

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