Workplace Injuries Archives

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.

Dealing with an injured arm after a work mishap

Things can go wrong on job sites in many ways and we have provided an extensive amount of information on this topic. However, it is also important to look at some of the different types of injuries that people sustain. Many people are aware of how devastating a back injury or an injured spinal cord can be. That said, even injuries that may not seem as serious, such as a broken arm or a sprained wrist, can wreak havoc. If your arm was hurt at work you may be struggling with a myriad of hardships and our law firm finds it essential for you to look into any resources that could help, including workers' comp.

What are OSHA's slip and fall guidelines?

Slips and falls are a common type of accident in California workplaces. Due to this, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict rules for employers to ensure you are protected at work. From time to time OSHA updates its rules. The latest update made sweeping changes for general industries.

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.

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