Common Workplace Injuries for Women | Women and Workplace Safety

Common Workplace Injuries for Women | Women and Workplace Safety

Women make up 50% of the American workforce yet account for less than half of all workplace injuries. Females face some unique challenges in the workplace that put them at greater risk of certain injuries than their male colleagues. Here are the most common workplace injuries for women.

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Most Common Electrocution Work Injuries | Electrical Shock Lawsuits

Most Common Electrocution Work Injuries | Electrical Shock Lawsuits

From computer equipment to heavy machinery, almost everyone encounters electricity in the workplace. While it helps us get the job done, electricity can also pose a serious hazard to our health and safety. Here we list the most common electrocution work injuries and electrical shock lawsuits.

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Fell Off a Roof at Work in San Diego | Should You Sue?

Fell Off a Roof at Work in San Diego | Should You Sue?

In a vast majority of cases, an employee cannot sue his or her employer for a roof fall injury in California. There are only a few instances where an injured employee can sue his or her employer. Learn more here.

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Attention Employers: You Lose Money by Denying Workers’ Comp Claims

Attention Employers: You Lose Money by Denying Workers’ Comp Claims

Many employers assume denying a workers’ comp claim will save them money in the long run by keeping their insurance costs low. However, new research from Lockton Analytics shows that is not the case at all. Learn more here.

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Study Shows California Workers’ Comp Rates Falling

Study Shows California Workers’ Comp Rates Falling

While high, premium rates in California have improved over the last few years, keeping in trend with falling workers’ compensation rates nationwide. What does this mean for injured workers? First, it’s important to understand how workers’ compensation insurance works.

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Qualified Medical Evaluators (QME) in California Workers’ Comp Decreases

Qualified Medical Evaluators (QME) in California Workers’ Comp Decreases

The number of qualified medical evaluators dropped 20 percent over a five year period at a time when the number of fatal and nonfatal workplace injuries held steady. With fewer trustworthy qualified medical evaluators available, hiring a workers’ compensation attorney is more important than ever.

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What is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Disability?

What is the Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Disability?

What’s the difference between these two programs? Can you receive both workers’ compensation benefits and disability benefits at the same time? Understanding your rights after an injury will help you get the maximum compensation you’re entitled to.

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Hurt on the Job? Here's How Long the Employer Has to Drug Test Post-Accident

Hurt on the Job? Here's How Long the Employer Has to Drug Test Post-Accident

It’s not uncommon for an employer to require a drug test after a workplace accident. This is called post injury drug testing, and the results can affect your eligibility for workers’ compensation. Here's how long the employer has to drug test post-accident.

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Does Workers’ Comp Pay for Lost Wages in California?

Does Workers’ Comp Pay for Lost Wages in California?

Employees who are injured at work don’t have to take a complete loss in terms of income while they recover. The workers’ comp system is designed to protect injured workers by providing reimbursement for lost wages until they can get back on their feet - and in some cases, beyond.

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Workplace Machine & Equipment Injuries - What to Do Next

Workplace Machine & Equipment Injuries - What to Do Next

Injuries from machinery accidents make up 25 percent of all workplace incidents and every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job. If you have been hurt in a machinery accident at work, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Learn more here.

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How Trumps' Policies Negatively Affect Workers’ Compensation

How Trumps' Policies Negatively Affect Workers’ Compensation

Each of the laws the President has upended in the last two years affect all Americans in one way or another. Included are employees who have been hurt on the job; Trump’s policies are making it harder to collect workers’ compensation benefits.

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Retail Workers Suffer Higher Injury Rate Than Construction Industry

Retail Workers Suffer Higher Injury Rate Than Construction Industry

What many retail workers don’t realize is that it is illegal for employers to retaliate because an employee reports an injury. Not only can retail workers keep their jobs, but those who file for workers’ compensation may also receive benefits that will pay for their medical costs.

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Heat-Related Illnesses Are Killing America’s Agricultural Workers

Heat-Related Illnesses Are Killing America’s Agricultural Workers

Not everyone knows what it’s like to endure the summer heat while performing physically demanding labor. America’s agricultural workers are subject to incredibly dangerous work conditions that can lead to nausea, dehydration, heat stroke, and even death.

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What is a “Working Day” for Purposes of Utilization Review in California?

What is a “Working Day” for Purposes of Utilization Review in California?

The phrase “working day” is important here as Labor Code Section 4610 states that a claims administrator’s decision regarding requests by a physician shall be made in a timely fashion that is appropriate for the nature of the employee’s condition. Learn more here.

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