A previous post on this blog talked about a San Diego, California worker's right to pursue an administrative or even judicial appeal after her workers' compensation claim gets wrongfully denied or mishandled in some way.
It is an unfortunate fact that many workers in the San Diego area wind up getting hurt on the job. Workplace accidents can happen to anyone, including industrial workers, construction workers and even workers who work in white collar positions that are generally thought of as relatively safe.
A previous post on this blog talked about how many office workers and other residents of the San Diego area may suffer from repetitive motion injuries.
As a previous post on this blog reported recently, those who work in San Diego's offices or in other white-collar environments can find themselves suffering from work-related injuries just as easily as can a Californian who works in construction or at a factory.
Workers' compensation is available to most full-time employees in California, but it may not be available to every work. As a previous post on this blog mentioned, many San Diego, California workers operate on daily basis as independent contractors, meaning that they, at least in theory, are not the employee of the firm which is paying them but are rather more like service providers one hires on a job-by-job basis.
Many San Diego businesses regularly use independent contractors to help them carry on their operations. In most cases, this is understandable enough. After all, no one is going to hire a person to wash the windows full time or, for many businesses, even clean the office.
As a previous post on this blog discussed, while construction worker in San Diego are exposed to a lot of dangers at work, so are workers in many other professions, including professions one might not immediately think of as dangerous, such as food service or the medical profession.
Even this blog focuses heavily on construction accidents in and around the San Diego area. Construction workers do indeed put their lives at risk every day they go to work, and they should be acknowledged for that, at least by getting taken care of if and when they get hurt.
Although a San Diego worker who gets hurt on the usually wants to get better and return to work as quickly as possible and do what he or she always did, sometimes a person simply is not able to get back to he or she was before his or he injury, even with extensive medical treatments and rehabilitation.
No matter how safe one feels at work, it only takes the blink of an eye for something to happen to leave one seriously injured. This occurs whether due to a repetitive stress injury, slip-and-fall, car accident or some other type of workplace accident.