Workplace Injuries Archives

Have work injuries declined in the private sector

There are various concerns when it comes to workplace accidents, from a worker's perspective as well as an employer's viewpoint. From lost wages to lawsuits and physical pain, these accidents can cause injuries that upend lives in an assortment of ways. In California, and all over the nation, it is important for workers across all occupations to be mindful of the risks they face and realize how prevalent these injuries actually are.

Changing careers after a workplace accident

From lost wages to an overwhelming amount of pain, being hurt at work can leave employees with a wide range of hardships. Our law firm also recognizes that some workplace injuries can leave an employee permanently disabled or never able to return to his or her previous position. If you are worried about switching career paths due to a work-related accident or know that you will no longer be able to perform your previous job duties, it is essential to look into your options.

Illnesses and workplace injuries

We have gone over many of the different risk factors associated with workplace accidents, such as machinery that might be dangerous or working in high places. However, there are even more potential problem areas that can lead to a workplace accident, such as the seasonal flu or another illness. If you were hurt at work while you were sick, you should still pursue any options that are able to help you move on, such as workers' compensation.

Freak accidents and unusual work injuries

Many of the more common types of workplace injuries have been covered on this blog, such as construction workers falling or road construction accidents. However, accidents that occur on the job can take many forms and may sometimes be considered unusual or highly unlikely. For example, someone may be struck by lightning while working or suffer hearing loss due to prolonged use of a megaphone. Although some uncommon work injuries may not receive much attention, and in some cases may not even be taken seriously, our law firm knows that the consequences of these injuries can be shattering for workers in San Bernardino, California.

What steps can employers take to avert on-the-job crashes?

Those involved in a vehicle accident that occurs on-the-job may face an uphill battle for different reasons. Whether they can no longer work, have unbearable pain, cannot afford medical costs, or are facing any other hardship, these crashes can be devastating. From lost productivity to the loss of life, workplace vehicle accidents can also be very costly for employers. As a result, it is important for employers to go over different strategies to lessen the likelihood of employees being involved in a traffic wreck.

Are workplace injuries more common in the summer?

Many of the blog posts we have posted have covered various risks that are present on construction sites and work environments in a variety of other fields. However, there are additional concerns that workers may have, especially if they are employed in certain lines of work. For example, a worker may be more likely to sustain an injury while working during the summer months in San Bernardino, and in other California locations.

When is an injury considered to be work-related?

With regard to injuries that occur at work, there are many different factors to consider. In San Bernardino, and across California, workers sustain a wide variety of injuries and illnesses while carrying out their job duties. If you have suffered an injury and are interested in workers’ compensation benefits, it is important to understand when injuries are considered work-related, since this is required in order to qualify for workers’ comp.

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