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Spray pesticides in LA buses spark drivers' workers' comp claims

Employers are obligated and bound by law to provide safe working conditions for employees. In some cases, what is considered a “safe working environment” is relatively simple to identify. However, in other cases, it may not be so clear cut. Employers and employees may disagree about the effects of certain procedures or products used by companies on employees’ safety and health and what may actually lead to work-related illness or not.

Caregives have new option to prevent back injuries on the job

Workplace safety and on-the-job-injuries are topics that affect every employer and employee, regardless of industry or the size and location of the business. Employees deserve to report for duty every day knowing that they have safe working conditions and that they are protected by appropriate workers’ compensation insurance in the event of an on-the-job injury.

Workplace deaths from heat exposure lead OHSA citations

Employers are required by law to provide a safe working environment. If, in the event an accident or any illness results from a workplace condition or event, employees are encouraged to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can cover medical expenses and lost wages that employees incur as the result of a workplace accident or occupational disease. In California, on-the-job injuries or illnesses range from equipment accidents to materials exposure or even heat-related illnesses. These situations can be serious, even leading to death.

Fetal workplace injury is often separate from Mother's

Typically, claims regarding injuries or illnesses incurred while on the job are related directly to the worker or, in the event of a death, the surviving family member. However, the unique case of an incident or exposure affecting the unborn child of a then-pregnant worker adds a new dimension to such claims. Babies of pregnant women working in California manufacturing facilities or warehouses with exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, or equipment that can cause injury, are themselves at risk every time their mothers go to work.

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