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Workers' compensation and the utilization review

Being injured on the job is no small thing. It may leave San Diegans with significant physical pain and suffering, but it can also leave one in a dire financial predicament. This can be especially true when one's injuries render them unable to work. In conjunction with one another, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and lost wages can all leave one feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how one is going to make ends meet. Of course, one may be able to receive workers' compensation benefits, but there are certain limits on these benefits that, if not handled correctly, could leave one in a bad spot.

Understanding different options for injured workers

Workers' compensation is an important resource for injured workers to understand and be familiar with as it provides important protections and assistance to workers who have been injured on the job in a workplace accident. Workers' compensation provides important benefits to injured workers, however, additional options may be available to workers depending on the circumstances.

Sand is a hazard to watch out for at work

California has beautiful beaches, and San Diego is home to many. People who work with sand need to know that there is a potential for serious injuries. It's not just the possibility of burning yourself on it during a hot day, instead, there are serious respiratory conditions that can develop if you're exposed to it too often and in the right conditions.

Driver in fatal accident facing criminal trial

Any accident can alter many lives, but those that involve the death of a loved one can cause incredible pain. Sadly, the sudden reality is something a number of families faced following a fatal accident in October that was recently back in the news as a criminal case proceeded against the driver involved.

Staving off summer dog bites with education

The summer is a great time to spend with friends and family, but it can easily become dangerous without the right precautions. One thing you may see more of in the summer is people walking their pets. It's important to talk to your children about the hazards dogs can become if they're not approached correctly.

How does OSHA protect workers?

Until 1970, many workers throughout the United States found themselves working in potentially hazardous conditions. There were no laws in rules in place to keep workers safe from dangerous working conditions. Whether you were working in a mine, a factory dealing with hazardous chemicals, or on a construction site with large machinery and heavy supplies, there always was a significant risk of injury, illness or even death. In 1970, the United States government passed the Occupational Health and Safety Act and formed the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, also known as OSHA, under the United States Department of Labor.

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