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New law could greatly expand workers' compensation

The California workers' compensation system requires employers to carry insurance that will pay benefits for their employees who are injured on the job. But what if the employee is technically not an employee, but an independent contractor?

How difficult is it to handle PTSD at work?

As a California worker suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD, you know how easily your PTSD symptoms could negatively affect your job should you be unable to control them while at work. This is particularly true if you work construction.

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.

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