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.
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.
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.
Californian state workers understand that you may sometimes be exposed to conditions that can harm you. Popcorn lung is the result of some of these exposures, and it can affect workers in many different industries.
You may have a carbon monoxide detector in your home, but what about your workplace? Does carbon monoxide poisoning pose a problem for Californians at their jobs?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.