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Workplace hazing is unprofessional and can be dangerous

Most people associate hazing with drunken fraternity rituals or initiations into exclusive clubs or gangs. It is hard to believe that cruel initiation pranks can exist in the adult world, but this is an unfortunate occurrence in workplaces in California and across the country. Many companies, as a result, have implemented anti-hazing policies.

When your boss retaliates against you for a workers’ comp claim

Our team at the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez has discussed the numerous aspects of workers’ compensation on our blog. As you know, this compensation exists to help you and other Californians financially if you are injured on the job. You are within your rights to file a workers’ compensation claim to cover your medical expenses and lost time while recovering – but did you know that your employer might attempt to discourage it or make you feel like you’ll be punished for filing a claim?

What are the dangers of working with heavy equipment?

As a worker in California that spends a lot of time around heavy equipment, you also spend a lot of time risking equipment-related accidents. The Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez are here to help if you end up severely hurt due to the equipment that you work with.

Can workplace noise have psychological consequences?

As you are aware, loud noises can damage your hearing, as well as cause other physical problems, such as tinnitus and migraines. However, you and other Californians may not realize that chronic noise, even on a quieter level, may have damaging mental effects that can potentially affect your ability to perform your job.

5 ways workers’ compensation might not work for you

As you know, workers’ compensation helps employees in California and elsewhere who were injured on the job. You might wonder if there are some incidents that workers’ compensation won’t cover. At the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez, we are prepared to answer your questions if this is a concern for you.

Are invisible conditions hard to prove for worker’s compensation?

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.

Denials and appeals of workers' compensation

If you have been injured in an on-the-job accident, developed an injury due to an environmental factor at your place of work or contracted a work-related illness, you may believe that you should be able to claim workers' compensation benefits. Many people in California do quality for and collect these benefits in such situations but receiving an approval for a claim is anything but automatic. In fact, there are some situations in which claims are denied or people are not offered the level of benefits they might deserve.

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