If you work in construction, you know one thing for certain: you do not want to fall. Falling from a height during a construction project is one of the most common causes of death among workers and continues to happen more frequently than any other type of accident.
If you suffer an injury on the job, you may feel fortunate that your California employer carries workers' compensation insurance. A successful claim means coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation and other expenses, which can protect you and your family from falling into financial crisis while you recover.
If you have a job in California that requires frequent kneeling and/or squatting, you may be at risk for developing knee bursitis, a painful condition that can limit your ability to work due to decreased mobility.
As one of more than a million California residents who currently earn a living working in health care, you probably understand that experiencing job-related aches and pains is incredibly common in your line of work. At the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez, we recognize that many health care-related injuries result from relocating immobile patients, and we have helped many nurses and other health care workers who experienced back and other work-related injuries pursue appropriate recourse.
Californian workers like you often go through conditions in your daily worklife that might not be the best for physically. You can end up suffering from injuries if you aren't careful, and those injuries can impact the overall quality of your life for a long time to come. Today, we will take a look at back injuries at work.
When you go to work each day, you expect to come home safe and sound. Even if you work in an industry in which injuries are often severe, you rely on your employer to provide you with the information, equipment and other tools to remain safe as you go about your duties.
Brain injuries occur in a wide-range of industries throughout the United States. In fact, traumatic brain injuries are a major contributor to workplace disability and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While they are more prominent in warehouse, construction and driving careers, traumatic brain injuries can occur in almost any setting, including offices and retail stores. Slip-and-fall incidents or accidents where employees are hit by falling objects can lead to traumatic brain injuries, which can vary from mild to moderate or severe. Some workers may require a certain amount of time off in order to recover from their injury. However, studies show that some people aren’t able to return to work after a brain injury. Some people who are able to go back to work may not be able to work in the same position they did prior to becoming injured.
There are many different issues to take into consideration when it comes to workplace accidents, from industries which are particularly dangerous to the legal options that may be available to an employee who is struggling to piece their life back together following a mishap. In this post, we will look into some issues that may apply to older workers who are hurt on the job. Even though many older workers are very experienced, and some are able to avoid accidents because of their familiarity with job-related hazards, workers of all age groups may find themselves involved in a work-related accident.
Injuries can occur in any industry, but some California workers face higher risk based on their job duties. For instance, the risk of falling and suffering a spinal cord injury may not be as high in an office job as it would on a construction site.