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31 Aug

Can My Hours Be Cut After Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?

In California, and most other states, it’s illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you were injured at work and filed a workers’ comp claim, your employer can’t discipline, fire, threaten to fire,…

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10 Aug

Can I Be Laid Off if I’m on Workers’ Comp Leave?

State law prohibits an employer from retaliating against you if you’re on workers’ compensation leave. Furthermore, it is illegal for you to be fired because you were injured on the job. If an employer does retaliate or discriminate against you while…

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26 Jul

Common Work Injuries for Nurses & Healthcare Workers

There is no question that working in the healthcare field is challenging. Workers are subject to long hours, high levels of stress, and physical exertion in the course of their work. Healthcare workers such as nurses, home care aides, and orderlies, are…

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10 Jul

Things to Consider Before Settling Your Workers' Comp Claim

If you have been injured at work and have filed a workers’ comp claim, you will most likely have to handle the process of negotiating with the insurance company that is handling your claim. They may offer you a lump sum of compensation, but before accepting,…

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22 Jun

How Fatigue Can Lead to Workplace Injuries

Many people are not aware of the fact that fatigue is a serious safety issues, particularly in the workplace. While most people are aware that June is National Safety Month, many people forget that one’s physical state is dependent on his or her energy…

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09 Jun

5 Tips for a Preventing Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries and fatalities are sadly now more common than ever, despite the fact they are preventable in nature. According to the National Safety Council, more than 13 people per died while doing their jobs in 2014. Since June is National Safety…

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17 May

Hearing Loss: America's Most Common Workplace Injury

Many workers know about some of the most common workplace injury threats, including slipping and falling, falling objects, and more. However, what many don’t realize is that the most common workplace injury in America is one that few people take precautionary…

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03 May

California's New Healthcare Workplace Safety Laws

In December of 2016, California’s Office of Administrative Law approved a new set of regulations aimed at tackling an unfortunately growing problem: workplace violence in healthcare facilities. These new regulations went into effect back on April 1st,…

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