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5 fast facts about repetitive motion injuries

Repetitive motion injuries are painful and can have a negative impact on your ability to do your job. Without being able to do your job duties, you might not have an income. This means that you can't pay the bills that enable you to live. Employees who have a repetitive motion injury should know these five fast facts.

Broken bones may lead to serious conditions such as RSD/CRPS

When you are injured in a workplace accident, workers' compensation typically covers the cost of your emergency medical care, physical therapy and workplace retraining after the accident. In some cases, however, what start out as simple injuries, such as broken bones, may progress into something more serious and lifelong, such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Both of these terms refer to the same debilitating nerve-related disorder that occurs in a small percentage of people who sustain broken bone injuries due to some kind of trauma.

3 points to know about crane safety

A construction worker is facing criminal charges after hoisting two workers, one of whom was his son, 80 feet into the air using a crane marked for repairs. The basket the two men were in came loose and plummeted to the ground killing both men. This fatal accident is only one incident that highlights the importance of safety regulations and protocol. Anyone who works in the construction industry has the right to safe workplace so they can return home to their family members each day.

Soberanes firefighter suffers serious workplace injuries

A wildfire on California's scenic Big Sur coast has been burning for more than two months. Along with the enormous cost of fighting it, the lives of firefighters are on the line every day. The California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that one man suffered workplace injuries while partaking in firefighting activities. As water tender operator, the injured victim had a primary responsibility for wildfire support.

Auto repair employee suffers work injury in business fire

An employee at an auto repair shop in California suffered burn injuries in a fire that broke out at the business near the end of July. As a result of this work injury, the employee was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

Can I file a workers’ comp claim after termination in California?

Workplace accidents are an unavoidable and frustrating possibility for any worker, regardless of the business he or she works for or the nature of one’s job. Whether working in a cubicle pushing papers or working on a loading dock pushing a dolly, accidents can and do occur. Workers’ compensation claims usually address the needs of such situations, but in rare circumstances a worker may be terminated before a claim is filed. While this is uncommon, it is still possible for the worker to file one’s workers’ compensation claim successfully, provided several requirements are met.

A third-party claim may be needed after work injury

Laws and regulations are in place to protect workers on the job. Safety standards must be met and compensation benefits are typically available if a work injury occurs. Some California workers who do get injured on the job can benefit from a third-party claim as a means of maximizing the compensation needed to recover from that work injury, depending on the nature of the situation.

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