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Obesity may be acceptable reason for workers' compensation claims

Workers’ compensation benefits are available to employees who are unable to work for some period of time due to an injury or illness caused by a situation at work. A workplace accident that leaves a person with a head injury or a back injury or condition that developed after toxic exposure while at work are all viable and common reasons for someone to file a workers’ compensation claim.

California ranks third highest in nation for workplace injuries

Injuries of many sorts are common reasons for missed days at work by California employees in all sectors. When an injury results from an incident or environment at work, however, the situation can become more complex. A workers’ compensation claim is required and can help to provide financial support to the injured employee if they are unable to work due to the injury. For injuries lasting longer than one year, a Social Security Disability Insurance claim may also be filed.

Chevron oil refinery fire garners $2 million award

State and federal laws regarding safety in the workplace help to keep employees from unnecessary illness or injury. Unfortunately, the laws cannot prevent all problems or accidents at work sites. The process for filing workers' compensation or even pursuing lawsuits against companies for unsafe conditions and practices is available in the event of a workplace illness or accident.

Officer files workers's compensation claim for mental injury

The most common on the job injuries or illnesses are physical in nature. Whether they are short term or long term in effect, workplace illness or injury can negatively affect an employee down the road. This is very much the case when an alleged work-related illness is mental or psychiatric in nature. Mental illness or depression that results from a job situation can be the cause for a workers' compensation claim.

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