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How common is violence against nurses?

When you decided you wanted to earn your living working as a California nurse, you may have done so out of an inherent desire to help others. Regrettably, however, well-intentioned nurses are increasingly experiencing on-the-job violence, which is a more prevalent issue in most health-care settings than you may like to think.

Treating burns at work

One of the injuries a California resident might sustain on the job is a burn. This kind of wound can be serious depending on its severity and it is important for people to know what to do if they incur this injury.

What is tinnitus?

Not all workplace injuries cause visible damage to your body. There are plenty of conditions that you cannot see that result from exposure in the work environment to hazards or other situations. Even though these conditions may be more difficult to diagnose, they still qualify as workplace injuries under workers' compensation. One such condition is tinnitus, which Medline Plus defines as a continuous noise in the ear.

Deadly falls in the construction industry

Construction workers face many dangers when laboring on work sites, such as electrocution, being caught in-between pieces of equipment and being struck by an object. There is a danger, however, that tops the list when discussing fatal construction injuries. More construction workers die in accidents involving falls than any other type of accident. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, one in five workplace deaths in 2016 were in the construction industry. This equates to 991 lives that were lost on worksites throughout the United States. Of these deaths, falls were responsible for more than 38 percent of the total amount.

What are repetitive strain injuries?

If you work in an office or factory in California, you might be experiencing symptoms of repetitive strain injuries (RSI). These conditions impact muscles, nerves, and tendons that may be become damaged due to repeated use. Healthline.com offers the following information on RSI, including how it can be treated.

Road traffic injuries at work

Some people find themselves working in traffic on a daily basis, from road construction workers to those who drive large trucks. People in these fields may face a number of risks while performing their job duties, including the possibility of being hurt in a traffic crash. Moreover, people in other industries may be injured in a work-related traffic injury as well. For example, someone may be asked to run an errand for their employer, which could require them to operate a vehicle or even cross busy streets. The consequences of work-related traffic crashes can be staggering and injured workers need to know which options they have.

What does reduced duty mean?

An injury could change the way you are able to work — maybe permanently. California law has terms that could provide some protection for you, even if your original job were to prove impossible for you to perform. Regardless of what your level of disability might be, you could still potentially have the right to work at your current company.

Construction electrocutions: continuing worker risk

At the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez in California, we know the dangers and risks you face as a construction worker on your job sites each day. Electrocutions are one of your biggest risks since you are surrounded by numerous power tools, equipment and machinery.

Final week of September is Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Countless people are injured across the country every year from falls, whether they occur at home, the workplace or out in public. Californians may reduce their chances of being seriously hurt in a fall when they understand the risks and take measures to prevent falling. This can be especially true at work, since there are numerous ways to fall in any industry.

Part 2 of OSHA inspections: after a workplace accident

Recently, we covered the topic of reporting a concern to OSHA if you were worried about dangerous conditions at work. At the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez, we are aware that many workplace accidents occur every year on job sites in California and across the country. Many of these prompt an automatic inspection by OSHA officials. You might be interested in learning how inspections are carried out, as well as which types of accidents or conditions require immediate inspections.

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