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What is knee bursitis?

If you have a job in California that requires frequent kneeling and/or squatting, you may be at risk for developing knee bursitis, a painful condition that can limit your ability to work due to decreased mobility. 

Moving patients a common cause of injury in health care

As one of more than a million California residents who currently earn a living working in health care, you probably understand that experiencing job-related aches and pains is incredibly common in your line of work. At the Law Offices of Hussain & Gutierrez, we recognize that many health care-related injuries result from relocating immobile patients, and we have helped many nurses and other health care workers who experienced back and other work-related injuries pursue appropriate recourse.

What can cause back pain at work?

Californian workers like you often go through conditions in your daily worklife that might not be the best for physically. You can end up suffering from injuries if you aren't careful, and those injuries can impact the overall quality of your life for a long time to come. Today, we will take a look at back injuries at work.

Returning to work with a traumatic brain injury

Brain injuries occur in a wide-range of industries throughout the United States. In fact, traumatic brain injuries are a major contributor to workplace disability and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While they are more prominent in warehouse, construction and driving careers, traumatic brain injuries can occur in almost any setting, including offices and retail stores. Slip-and-fall incidents or accidents where employees are hit by falling objects can lead to traumatic brain injuries, which can vary from mild to moderate or severe. Some workers may require a certain amount of time off in order to recover from their injury. However, studies show that some people aren’t able to return to work after a brain injury. Some people who are able to go back to work may not be able to work in the same position they did prior to becoming injured.

Older workers and job-related injuries

There are many different issues to take into consideration when it comes to workplace accidents, from industries which are particularly dangerous to the legal options that may be available to an employee who is struggling to piece their life back together following a mishap. In this post, we will look into some issues that may apply to older workers who are hurt on the job. Even though many older workers are very experienced, and some are able to avoid accidents because of their familiarity with job-related hazards, workers of all age groups may find themselves involved in a work-related accident.

Does workers' comp cover repetitive motion injuries?

Whether you work in the finance, construction or hospitality industry, you have likely developed a repetitive motion injury. Repetitive motion injuries, which many also call repetitive stress injuries or cumulative trauma injuries, occur when a person puts stress on certain tendons, muscles or bones via overuse or repetitive motions. This strain causes extreme pain, discomfort or injury. Common injuries of this nature include tendonitis, carpal tunnel and bursitis. According to FindLaw, these types of injuries account for approximately 20 percent of all workplace injuries. If you sustained a repetitive motion injury, you may wonder if you can file a California workers' compensation claim for it. The answer is yes, absolutely.

Excessive hours and the risk of a work-related traffic injury

Workplace accidents occur for many different reasons, but those who find themselves on the road due to their job responsibilities face an especially high chance of being injured in a work-related traffic wreck. Delivery truck drivers, those who drive tow trucks for a living, semi-truck drivers and taxi drivers are some examples of workers who find themselves in this position. Furthermore, the chances of an accident may be even greater when someone is working overtime or has been behind the wheel for a very long amount of time.

Can you get workers’ compensation for workplace violence?

As you and other California residents know, workers’ compensation is meant to compensate you for your medical expenses and income loss related to an accident or illness on the job. It is not uncommon to wonder if you are eligible for workers’ comp if you suffer an injury due to workplace violence.

Are first responders more likely to suffer from PTSD?

The job of a first responder is a difficult one. Whether you are one of the first to arrive on the scene of an accident as a police officer, EMT or firefighter, or you are an emergency room physician or a member of the military, you have probably seen some disturbing, tragic and frightening things during your career. You may even be exposed to dangerous and traumatic situations. You and other California first responders should understand the psychological risks that come with the job.

Agricultural industry is near the top of the list for accidents

With bright sunshine, a mild climate and thousands of square miles of fertile land, California is known for its agricultural industry. Farming and food processing go hand in hand with the potential for devastating and sometimes fatal accidents, however.

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