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Study Suggests Minorities at Higher Risks for Workplace Injuries

A report by the Keck-Schaeffer Initiative for Population Health at USC’s Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and Keck School of Medicine released earlier this year asserts minorities are at the greatest risk of being injured or disabled at work. The study, published on last February found that Latino immigrants and African American [...]

Social Media & Your Workers’ Comp Claim

You deserve to know some of the less-known factors that can affect the outcome of a workers’ compensation claim, such as your social media postings. It used to be the case that sometimes if an employee filed a work injury claim, the company would hire a private investigator to follow the employee and gather evidence [...]

5 Things NOT to do in Your Workers’ Comp Claim

The workers’ compensation system is open for any employee who is injured while at work, and having a skilled Orange County work injury attorney by your side can increase the chances of recovering the benefits you need after being seriously hurt. Filing a claim for workers’ compensation is not without its pitfalls.  Making mistakes [...]

10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Each year, millions of employees suffer some type of injury on the job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Center for Disease Control, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A CBS report has shed light on those jobs more likely to lead to some form of bodily harm. [...]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Workers’ Compensation

Performing hours of repetitive motions at work can lead to Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, a debilitating injury that can prevent you from working at your normal capacity. As a type of cumulative trauma, CTS is among the most common ailment suffered by employees. Your wrist is a tight bundle of bones, tendons, ligaments, and [...]

Workers’ Compensation in California: Who is an “Employee”?

In California, workers’ compensation is available to all those full- and part-time employees who are injured on the job. Such workers are covered by the state’s wage and hour laws, and anti-discrimination and retaliation laws. It should be pointed out, however, that volunteers and independent contractors are not covered by workers’ compensation. It [...]

OSHA Penalties Mean Safer Workplaces

It seems that on the whole, OSHA has a net positive effect on reducing injuries in the workplace. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has guidelines that a workplace must abide by and routinely conducts inspections, and its willingness to cite and penalize employers who do abide by its stipulations and do not [...]

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