Recent Blog Posts
Workers’ Comp Death Benefits
Every employee in California is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ comp covers medical costs associated with a workplace injury, a portion of the worker’s missed wages, and other benefits such as job displacement training. If a worker is killed in an accident on the job, however, what happens? Are the worker’s family and… Read More »
What Are The Top 6 Workplace Hazards?
Image source Depending on your career field, it’s pretty likely that you have to contend with at least a few types of workplace hazards that could potentially result in a physical injury if something goes wrong within the work environment. Sadly, a wide range of materials, equipment, and activities could result in injuries under… Read More »
What To Do If You Are Injured Outside Of Work?
Image source Most people understand that businesses and companies have workers’ compensation insurance and that it typically covers injuries sustained while someone is in the workplace and performing their essential duties. For example, if someone falls off a ladder at their construction job and breaks their arm, that injury would be covered by workers’… Read More »
What Are OSHA’s Fatal Four?
Construction is a dangerous business. Construction accounts for upwards of 20 percent of all workplace fatalities in the United States, even though construction workers make up only six percent of the workforce. In 2020 alone, over 1,000 construction workers were killed in on-the-job construction accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compiles statistics… Read More »
Can You Get Workers’ Comp and Disability at the Same Time?
Your job is your livelihood, and when an illness or injury makes it challenging (or even impossible) for you to continue working, you need to replace your lost paychecks somehow. Thankfully, in California, there are two primary ways that you can get replacement income when you can’t work: workers’ comp and Social Security Disability… Read More »
Does Workers’ Compensation Affect Future Employment?
Returning to work after an injury or illness is a stressful experience, particularly for those dealing with the workers’ comp system. We want to make it clear—it’s illegal for a future employer to deny you a job due to a previous workers’ compensation claim. However, that doesn’t mean that all employers are honest. If… Read More »
The Effects of Benzene on Workers’ Health
California workers face hazards in the workplace every day. They face the risk of slip and falls, exposure to pathogens such as the novel coronavirus, vehicle accidents, and injuries caused by heavy machinery. In some industries, workers are unwittingly exposed to even more insidious dangers. Many California workers have been unknowingly exposed to a… Read More »
Most Common Injuries For Warehouse Employees
Over 1.7 million people work in the warehousing industry. That’s over 600,000 more, warehouse employees, in the US than three years ago and over a million more than ten years ago. As the number of people working in warehouses increases, so does the number of work-related injuries. In 2020, the industry saw 21 deaths… Read More »
Workers Comp vs. Disability: What’s the Difference?
Whenever workplace injuries come up, there seems to be a lot of confusion over the terminology. If you’re unable to work–is that worker’s compensation or disability? The answer depends on what question you’re asking. Here, we’ll take a look at two common types of insurance that employers carry to cover medical expenses and/or wages… Read More »
Most Common Road Construction Accidents
It seems like road construction is a never-ending need. More than 20,000 people die every year on American highways; both increase the need for more construction to provide safer roads and more risk with more workers on the road. And many drivers get short on patience when road work slows traffic. That creates a… Read More »