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How do you tackle your return to the workforce?

As a Californian who has been out of work for a while due to a work-related injury, you may find the readjustment period quite a challenge. The Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez are here to help you work through this adjustment and get back on your feet again.

How could a severe crush injury affect you?

As an employee in California who spends time surrounded by heavy equipment and dangerous machinery, your work comes with plenty of risks. Crush injuries are one of said risks. How can a crush injury affect your overall quality of life, especially if it's severe?

What is post-treatment Lyme disease?

If you work anywhere that takes you near wildlife or even outside regularly, you might be at risk of being bitten by a deer tick, which most Californians know by now can carry Lyme disease. This bacterial illness is known for being difficult to diagnose, causing symptoms that can reduce the quality of life for many who can go for months or years before they finally figure out what is making them feel so terrible.

The basics of toxic exposure

When California residents are on the job, they may sometimes come into contact with hazardous substances. While some people may feel fine after their initial exposure to certain materials, others may experience toxic exposure if they are around these substances for long periods of time.

Does stress classify as a workplace injury?

Workers’ compensation is designed to pay for medical expenses, hospital bills and other healthcare treatment that you may need as a result of a workplace injury. Yet, workplace injuries may include more than a laceration, broken bone or traumatic brain injury. In some cases, psychological trauma may lead to workers’ compensation benefits, depending on the source and the degree of the problem. If you have been subjected to an overly stressful work environment for a prolonged period of time, you may develop symptoms, such as headaches, anxiety, nausea and heartburn, that are similar to a physical ailment. Over time, these symptoms can turn into long-lasting problems, including GERD, depression, sleeping problems, weight gain, migraines and heart disease.

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.

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