January 2018 Archives

What industries have the most injuries?

Every industry in California has workers who are injured each year. From accidents to illnesses, workers get hurt on the job despite efforts to keep them safe. You may feel your industry is safe and you have nothing to worry about, but the reality is injuries can happen even if you sit at a desk all day and are not exposed to anything harmful. However, some industries are more likely to be where workplace accidents occur.

Are brain injuries really common in high school football?

If you have a child in a California high school who plays football, you may be aware of all the news lately about high school sports injuries. This may make you concerned for the well-being and safety of your football player. You may be especially concerned about brain injuries. Concussions, for example, are quite prevalent in this sport. Could your child die from playing football due to a brain injury?

Are you at risk at work because you are tired?

Workplace injuries occur for many reasons in California. Sometimes they are due to malfunctions with equipment, safety lapses or simple accidents. In other cases, you could actually be putting yourself in harm's way due to not getting enough sleep. Fatigue really is a major concern when it comes to workplace safety, according to Safety and Health Magazine.

What to do if your employer does not have WC insurance?

While California law requires most employers to carry workers' compensation insurance, there are still those companies that choose not to carry it. If you get injured at work, you have the right to be treated fairly and have your expenses related to that injury paid for. However, if your employer does not have workers' compensation insurance, you may wonder if you can get any help or have any recourse to get the benefits owed to you.

Is a wrongful death settlement taxable?

If you have received a wrongful death settlement in California, it is likely a large chunk of money. One thing that may come up is if you need to pay taxes on that money. It is money received and not earned, but are settlements like this taxable? The IRS rules can be quite confusing for your average person, so here's a look at things in layman's terms.

What damages are awarded in a medical malpractice case?

If you think you have a medical malpractice case in California, you may wonder if it is even worth going to court. While many people approach this type of case as a way to ensure it does not happen to anyone else, it is also important to recoup damages for the pain, suffering and expenses that were caused by the physician's negligence. Here is a look at how damages work in this type of case.

How can construction sites be made safer?

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in California. One of the most known facts about construction safety is that prevention is key. Preventing accidents from occurring in the first place is the best way to keep you safe when you work on a construction site. This requires a lot of work on the part of everyone involved, from government agencies to your employer to you and your co-workers. 

What are the risks of a forceps delivery?

Giving birth is an amazing yet unpredictable event. Babies make their own rules when it comes to making their entrance into the world. This means that even with the perfect birth plan at a California hospital, things could change without notice. Issues that may not have been present before could come up or something unexpected could happen. 

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