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California legislators vote to limit athletes' workers' comp

California and eight other states allow workers to file workers' compensation claims for cumulative trauma injuries. Athletes can also file these claims, but a bill almost unanimously approved by the state Assembly would greatly limit the number of athletes who could file claims for cumulative injuries.

Worker falls from scaffolding at Steven Tyler's LA home

It's well known that construction work is some of the most dangerous work in the world, and construction workers should be greatly admired for the jobs that they do. Our society would be vastly different and vastly worse if employees in the construction industry didn't risk life and limb to make life better for the rest of us.

New report focuses on job-related injury and illness

In some states, the penalties for illegally damaging property are more serious than the penalties companies face when an unreasonably dangerous work environment causes a worker's death. That imbalance has to be addressed over and over again in California and throughout the country.

Fatal work accident in UCLA chemistry lab subject of trial

The purpose of this blog is to discuss work-related injuries and, in particular, workers' compensation. Too often, major accidents happen on construction sites or in industrial plants, and those accidents tend to make headlines. But the truth is that employees can suffer serious injuries in virtually every profession. Los Angeles residents who have been injured on the job need to be aware of their legal rights and responsibilities.

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