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ATV use and workplace accident considerations

Outdoor enthusiasts and employers alike are increasingly turning to all-terrain vehicles as efficient tools across the state of California and the entire country. In fact, ATVs are commonly used by several industries. That also means, however, that ATV-related workplace injury incidents are on the rise. That is why employers and workers across the nation are encouraged to take safety concerns and precautions into consideration before operating ATVs in the workplace.

Am I eligible for Social Security Disability benefits?

If you sustained an injury as a result of being involved in a job-related accident, you may be considered temporarily or permanently disabled under California state laws. As a result, you could be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits depending on the nature and severity of your condition. Provided below are some of the key factors taken into consideration by the Social Security Administration when determining eligibility.

Occupational risks and cancer

While California state and federal regulations regarding workplace safety and illness prevention have gone a long way to protect workers against many kinds of injuries and diseases, some occupational conditions and hazards continue to be linked to serious illness. Some forms of cancer, for instance, are known to be caused by long-term exposure to carcinogens in the workplace. Recognizing that job-related conditions can and do contribute to the development of cancers in workers is the first step to implementing effective illness prevention techniques in the workplace.

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