How to Prevent Heat Induced Illnesses

Emergencies and conditions related to heat can happen during the entire year, but the risk is significantly higher during the hot summer days. If not diagnosed and treated right away, heat stress caused by being exposed to extreme temperatures for too long can cause extremely dangerous medical conditions. Worker Compensation Lawyers at The Law Offices […]

Chula Vista Worker Compensation Experts’ Guide to Disability Rating

With high risk jobs, injuries are an unfortunate, yet common occurrence. Let’s say you have suffered an injury in the line of duty. Despite countless medical treatments, you were never able to fully recover and the sustained injuries prevented you from going back to work. Our Chula Vista worker compensation experts often have clients come […]

Work Compensation for Anxiety: Pros and Cons of Filing a Claim

While workers’ comp claims concerning a physical injury make a fairly easy case for a skilled attorney, filing a claim because of psychological injuries are felt to cause more harm than good. However manageable they are for attorneys, psychological or psychiatric claims can even add up to an employee’s anxiety instead of bringing relief. That […]

How Employers Can Prevent Stress-Related Workplace Injuries

In the cases of work-related injuries, the proverb ”Better safe than sorry” should be exercised a great deal more often than it is now. Preventing stress-related injuries in the workplace could be beneficial not only to the employees but also to employers, since litigations following a work comp claim are strenuous for both parties. What […]

What are California’s most deadly occupations?

Work-related fatalities in the United States dropped slightly in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – but even so, on-the-job deaths remained high with 4,383 lives lost, or 3.2 fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers. While nearly any job comes with some risk of work-related injuries, certain jobs are much more hazardous than others. […]

Protecting the safety of teen workers in California

For many teenagers in California, getting an after-school job is an important part of growing up. Whether it’s to save money for college or a car, or just to help contribute to the family budget, part-time work can be a wonderful and beneficial life experience. With that said, it is important to note that many […]

Southern California Warehouse Strike Highlights Worker Safety Issues

A group of 30 Southern California warehouse workers have been the latest in the region to complain of unsafe working conditions. In late September, the warehouse workers walked off the job in Mira Loma and went on strike. One of the workers’ chief concerns is that they have had to work in freight containers that […]

An Overview of Workers’ Compensation in California

Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that pays benefits to people who are injured on the job or develop a work-related illness. It applies to injuries that occur suddenly, such as being injured in a fall at a construction site, as well as those that build up gradually over time, such as tendonitis caused […]

CA High Court Indirectly Affirms Workers’ Compensation Claim Flexibility

Workers’ compensation is designed to protect both employers and employees from unexpected costs arising from a work related injury or illness. Although not all workers are covered, including contractors, workers’ compensation provides people with funding, as well as peace of mind when they are unable to work. Here is an example of how workers’ compensation […]

New Protocol Classifies and Limits Hazardous Materials in the Workplace

Work-related fatalities in the United States dropped slightly in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – but even so, on-the-job deaths remained high with 4,383 lives lost, or 3.2 fatalities per 100,000 full-time workers. While nearly any job comes with some risk of work-related injuries, certain jobs are much more hazardous than others. […]