Agriculture is big business here in California, and those who work in this industry face numerous risks, the least of which comes from pesticides. The United States uses billions of pounds of pesticides each year, and keeping workers safe can be a challenge.
Whether you work in the finance, construction or hospitality industry, you have likely developed a repetitive motion injury. Repetitive motion injuries, which many also call repetitive stress injuries or cumulative trauma injuries, occur when a person puts stress on certain tendons, muscles or bones via overuse or repetitive motions. This strain causes extreme pain, discomfort or injury. Common injuries of this nature include tendonitis, carpal tunnel and bursitis. According to FindLaw, these types of injuries account for approximately 20 percent of all workplace injuries. If you sustained a repetitive motion injury, you may wonder if you can file a California workers' compensation claim for it. The answer is yes, absolutely.
Workplace accidents occur for many different reasons, but those who find themselves on the road due to their job responsibilities face an especially high chance of being injured in a work-related traffic wreck. Delivery truck drivers, those who drive tow trucks for a living, semi-truck drivers and taxi drivers are some examples of workers who find themselves in this position. Furthermore, the chances of an accident may be even greater when someone is working overtime or has been behind the wheel for a very long amount of time.
As you and other California residents know, workers’ compensation is meant to compensate you for your medical expenses and income loss related to an accident or illness on the job. It is not uncommon to wonder if you are eligible for workers’ comp if you suffer an injury due to workplace violence.
As a California worker suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD, you know how easily your PTSD symptoms could negatively affect your job should you be unable to control them while at work. This is particularly true if you work construction.