Some California residents may feel sick at work but notice they feel better once they get home. Although some people may shrug off their symptoms, it is possible that the building they work in is making them sick.
At the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez in California, we know how maddening it is when people mumble to the point that you cannot make out what they are saying. If you seem to experience this more and more, however, has it occurred to you to wonder if the problem might not be them, but you? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that hearing loss is the nation’s number one work-related injury, resulting in an annual outlay of $242 million in workers’ compensation.
No one wants to suffer a workplace injury. The pain and anxiety, not to mention the stress it places on your family, make a workplace injury an event you avoid as carefully as possible. You follow safety protocol, wear protective gear and attend mandatory training. You and your coworkers look out for each other.
Physical injuries can seem cut-and-dry for employees in California. If you slip on a wet floor in the office and get a concussion and fractured arm, it may be a simple matter to get workers’ compensation for these injuries. However, work-related injuries and illnesses that are not easily seen by others and frequently missed or misdiagnosed by doctors can be more challenging.