June 2017 Archives

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.

Are welding fumes dangerous?

We have gone over an array of dangers that workers in various fields face. However, some professions have certain unique hazards that may affect workers in San Bernardino, and in California’s other cities. For example, if you are a welder, you may want to familiarize yourself with the potential dangers associated with exposure to welding fumes.

Work accidents in the manufacturing industry

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 12 million employees working in the manufacturing industry at the start of 2017. Unfortunately, some of these workers may be hurt in a jobsite accident, which underlines the importance of preventing workplace accidents across all industries throughout the state of California. However, there are a number of safety concerns that are especially common in manufacturing, such as exposure to toxic chemicals and machinery that is not maintained correctly.

Are work zone accidents more likely at certain times?

In order to avoid work zone accidents, as well as all other types of on-the-job accidents, it is vital for employees to develop a firm understanding of the risks they may encounter. Not only do workers need to know the potential dangers they may come across in San Bernardino, and across all of California’s regions, but they should also be aware of other factors that may increase the chances of an accident. For example, the time of week or the time of day may play a role in an accident that occurs in a work zone.

Workers’ compensation for repetitive motion injuries

When it comes to workplace injuries, many people think about things such as: broken bones, back injuries, concussions and torn ligaments. While all of these injuries are serious and can result in a workers' compensation claim, there are others that you may be overlooking.

What are some hazards that health care workers face?

On this blog, many of the hazards that construction workers face have been discussed. However, it is important to keep in mind that those who work in all occupations may face certain dangers on the job. If you work in the health care industry, there are a number of potentially risky situations you may find yourself in and it is essential to be prepared. In San Bernardino, and all other California areas, it is also crucial for those who become hurt or ill due to a workplace incident to explore different resources that can help.

Many cerebral palsy cases could be preventable with better medical care

A diagnosis of cerebral palsy for your child can change your life, your family and your future. Cerebral palsy is typically the result of either an acquired brain injury or a brain malformation during development. In some cases, there are issues with brain cells moving to the area where they need to be during development. Other times, issues arise due to inadequate insulation and protection of developing nerve cells. However, a substantial number of cases of cerebral palsy are related to perinatal brain cell death. In other words, cerebral palsy develops as a result of a preventable birth injury.

Modern medicine offers hope to children with cerebral palsy

Decades ago, a diagnosis with cerebral palsy usually meant a child would have limited options in the future. Medicine wasn't able to do much for children who developed this condition, either due to a birth injury or issues en utero. Thankfully, modern medicine has made some impressive advances for those with this condition.

Are scaffolding accidents a major problem?

On this blog, we have gone over a number of topics related to workplace accidents. However, it is important to review some of the specific risks that you may face, given your line of work. For example, if are employed in the construction industry and you work on scaffolding, you should try to find ways to reduce the chances of something going wrong. Unfortunately, many of these accidents occur, and they sometimes prove fatal.

What are some biological dangers in the workplace?

Depending on your line of work, you may encounter numerous hazards on the job. For example, you may be worried about a traffic collision if you drive a delivery truck, or you could have to keep an eye out for falling debris if you work on a construction site. In san Bernardino, California, there are additional dangers that you should be mindful of, including some which are biological in nature and may lead to a debilitating illness.

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