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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.

The high cost of a brain injury

If you reside in California and you or someone you love suffered a brain injury on the job, while receiving medical care or through other circumstances, you may have justifiable concerns about how the injury will impact your life. In addition to the serious physical toll brain injuries can take on you or your loved one, they are also a considerable financial burden, and they can have a tremendous and negative effect on your finances moving forward. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we recognize just how much a brain injury can cost nowadays, and we have helped many clients and their loved ones attempt to hold those responsible for their brain injuries accountable.

What occupational hazards do nurses face?

If you count yourself among the thousands of people across California who currently earn an income as a nurse, you may understand all too well that, while rewarding, nursing can be an inherently dangerous, difficult occupation. Nurses typically report higher illness and injury rates than professionals across many other industries, and the long hours and often highly emotional nature of the job can only further compound existing difficulties.

Is chronic pain a workplace injury?

If you are like many people in the California workforce, then you have probably given your employer some of the best years of your life. For this, it is reasonable for you to expect compensation and consideration if you happen to become injured. However, it is an unfortunate fact that many employers in the state do not see it as their responsibility to assume treatment costs for chronic conditions that developed over the course of a long-term employee's tenure with a company.

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