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Compensation denied for California deputies injured in Vegas

FindLaw answers questions for California residents about workers' compensation coverage for employees injured on the job. The first question FindLaw lists is "How do I know whether I am covered...?" The answer, it turns out, is not always a simple one.

Compensation for psychiatric injuries

Workers compensation is generally known for covering physical injuries in the California workplace. However, some people may not be aware that California law also provides for workers to sue for damages related to psychiatric injuries as well. While workers may not suffer explicit physical harm, traumatic events on the job may cause stress related problems that can be compensated for.

What are common causes of workplace back injury?

Receiving a back injury isn’t something a lot of California workers think about until it happens. Yet according to OSHA, lifting heavy loads is a leading cause of injury in the workplace. Heavy lifting is just one of a number of different ways a worker can sustain a back injury.

Is it serious if I hit my head at work?

Hitting your head can happen so easily that you might not think it is a big deal if it happens to you. You might knock your head on a countertop bending over to lift a box, or something heavy might fall off an overhead shelf and strike you on the forehead. You could be knocked over by moving machinery or slip on a puddle and hit your head on the floor. If you can brush yourself off and get back to work, you might not think any more of the incident. However, it is important for you and other Californians to understand the possible complications of a head injury at work, no matter how minor it seems at first.

Hearing loss is the nation’s most common workplace injury

If you make a living in California working in, say, the construction or mining industries, you probably have some degree of knowledge about dangerous noise levels and how to protect yourself from workplace hearing loss. Regrettably, however, many American workers are failing to protect their ears on the job, and the consequences can prove severe. At the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez, we are seeing more and more clients who need assistance after suffering workplace hearing loss, and we have helped many people seek recourse after suffering this and other work-related injuries.

Understanding “take-home” toxic exposure

The California Supreme Court rendered an opinion late last year that could prove to be a landmark decision in the realm of toxic exposure liability. As reported in the National Law Review, the Court held in the case of Haver v. BNSF Railway Co. that employers and premises owners have a duty to use reasonable care to prevent workers from being exposed to asbestos that they might reasonably be foreseen to carry home on their bodies, clothing or personal effects.

Understanding workers' compensation benefits

When you are injured at work, you usually have many questions about what you should do next. We at the Law Offices of Hussain and Gutierrez know it is important for you to understand your workers' compensation benefits and how you can get them.

You can get workers' compensation for depression

As more and more people in California and around the country realize that your mental health is just as important as your physical health, employees have started seeking workers' compensation benefits for emotional and psychological damage in addition to injuries that affect the body. We at the Law Office of Hussain and Gutierrez can fight for your rights to ensure that you get the help you need to overcome depression or any other mental health issues sustained at work.

Struck-by accidents in construction

Construction sites have many different objects, pieces of equipment and vehicles present on and around them. Under some circumstances, these things can pose safety risks to the people working at these sites. One of the accidents construction workers sometimes suffer is being struck by equipment, an object or a vehicle.

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