Workplace Injuries Archives

The role of vocational rehabilitation in a work-related accident

When people receive a job-related injury in California, their first priority should be getting the medical help they need. Then, as soon as they are able, they should notify their employer of what has happened if their employer is not already aware. Their documentation should include a timeline of what has happened and their case should be filed immediately after to keep the process moving along before it is too late. 

It is time to take a break from social media

If you would avoid saying something in a court of law, avoid posting it on social media. Following this simple rule could do more than potentially save you from embarrassing moments in a legal case — it could play a role in the decision of a California injury court. 

Recovering from a job-related burn

People sustain many different types of injuries in workplace accidents, such as broken bones. However, it is crucial to keep in mind that there are less common injuries which can be just as devastating. For example, workers may be burned while on the job, and burns can cause an incredible amount of pain, bring on financial problems due to hospital bills and result in missed work. If you have been burned on the job, you may be going through a number of challenges in your personal and professional life and it is pivotal to concentrate on recovering.

Moving patients a common cause of injury among nurses

As someone who makes a living working as a nurse in California, you may understand all too well that aches, pains and ailments are immensely common among those in your line of work. However, one of your most substantial on-the-job hazards involves regularly transporting heavy patients, which can lead to sprains, strains and similar back and musculoskeletal injuries. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we recognize just how common moving patients is a factor in nursing-related injuries, and we have helped many nurses and health care workers who injured themselves at work pursue solutions that meet their needs.

Returning to work after suffering a brain injury

Millions of people suffer from brain injuries every year in the United States. Whether they have been involved in an auto collision or were injured in a workplace accident, people may find it difficult to return to work and engage in daily life activities after suffering from a brain injury. The side effects of a brain injury may vary depending on the severity and which area of the brain was injured. Brain injuries can make it difficult to concentrate, plan, organize tasks and remember critical skills. Not to mention, injuries may affect a person’s sensory abilities, such as vision and hearing. Injuries can also cause physical deficiencies, including muscle weakness, dizziness and headaches.

Repetitive strain injuries common among office workers

While working in a California office environment may not be as inherently risky as, say, working from heights or in law enforcement, it still presents certain occupational hazards that can impact your life and health in a negative manner. Increasingly, workers who spend the majority of their days working at computers are experiencing what are known as repetitive strain injuries, which, if left untreated, can lead to serious long-term issues. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we understand how debilitating repetitive strain injuries can be, and we have helped many who suffer from them find solutions that meet their needs.

Are you eligible for Social Security disability benefits?

If you live in California and have a disability severe enough to prevent you from working and supporting yourself or your family, you may be thinking about applying for Social Security disability benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration. In order to be eligible for such benefits, however, your condition, situation and work history must first meet certain terms.

Everybody deserves protection

We recently took a look at firefighting from the perspective of workplace safety. Emergency responders are some of the most at-risk professionals, and the conditions under which they work are highly regulated as a result. While the same level of danger might not be present in all workplaces, we believe at Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, that all workers in California should have a safe and healthy place to work — or at least everybody should benefit from dutiful actions on the part of employers.

What to know when applying for SSDI benefits

If you live in California and have a disability that is severe enough to prevent you from working and supporting yourself, you may be considering applying for Social Security Disability Insurance from the U.S. Social Security Administration. The application process is often complicated and commonly misunderstood, however, and many applicants make errors when applying that can hurt their chances of approval. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we have a comprehensive understanding of the SSDI benefit application process, and we have helped many clients in similar situations apply for benefits or appeal an SSA denial.

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