California Forklift Injuries

Forklifts help many industrial workers easily lift and move objects that would be difficult to lift and move otherwise. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong, and an accident occurs, a forklift can make things much more difficult instead of easier. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that over 100 people are killed and 20,000 more are injured in forklift accidents every year. If you were injured in a forklift accident, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under California law, as well as possible recovery for third-party liability. Find out what often causes such forklift accidents and

2021-09-15T01:51:58+00:00September 25th, 2021|

Chronic Pain After A Workers’ Comp Accident

Chronic pain is a staggering affliction, sidelining millions of Americans each year. To really reflect the full scale of this affliction’s burden on this country, the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention has estimated that just over 50 million Americans suffer from it. In other words, chronic pain afflicts over 20 percent of the total U.S. population, or one in five Americans. As you can imagine, this affliction afflicts an immense strain on worker productivity; a recent 2021 study covered by Forbes found that workers who suffered from chronic pain missed an average of 10.3 work days so far this

2021-09-15T01:48:18+00:00September 20th, 2021|

Common Workplace Accidents

Legal rules and regulatory organizations like OSHA compel workplaces to meet an adequate safety standard and fulfill a duty of care that ensures minimal risk to worker safety. At least, that is what workplaces should ideally do. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Far too often, that isn’t the case. According to National Safety Council analytics, the United States suffered 4,572 fatal workplace injuries, or more specifically, 4,572 preventable workplace injuries. One may reasonably assume that number decreased over the last year-and-a-half, as the COVID-19 pandemic pushed millions of more workers into working from home. However, when you do return

2021-09-15T01:40:52+00:00September 15th, 2021|

Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in California

If you have been injured in an accident at your place of employment, you may be eligible to receive benefits under the California workers’ compensation law. There are different types of benefits available under this law, but the main ones are as follows. Temporary Disability Benefits These are monetary payments for lost wages because of being injured at work. The payments are made to place the injured worker as close as possible to the financial position as they would have been if they were not injured. In other words, the payments are a substitute to salary or wages the worker

2021-09-15T01:33:52+00:00September 8th, 2021|

Worker’s Compensation For Non-Legal Residents

Immigrants, both legal and non-legal, compose a critical fraction of the American workforce. According to the most recent estimates approximated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, foreign-born workers made up 17 percent (or nearly 1/5th) of the United States labor force as of 2020. These individuals lend important contributions to many different industries and overall society at large. But what happens when a non-legal worker in California is sidelined from working due to a workplace injury or illness exposure? Will they be able to recompense the things they lost through their injury? Will they even be able to safely file

2021-09-15T01:26:15+00:00September 2nd, 2021|
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