If an employee sustains an industrial injury while working, they can receive workers’ compensation benefits from their employer regardless of fault or negligence. However, in certain cases, the employee may have been injured by the fault or negligence of a third party. The injured worker is the first party, the employer is the second party,… Continue reading Did you consider third-party liability?
The dangers of the workplace for janitors cannot be ignored. Despite the efforts of the social movement Justice for Janitors, which began in 1985 and is organized under the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), janitors still have a high rate of workplace injuries. The demanding nature of a janitor’s job, which includes tasks such as… Continue reading The Risk of On-the-Job Injuries for Janitors
Workplace discrimination is a prevalent problem in the United States, where employees are treated unjustly or disadvantaged based on factors such as their race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Discrimination comes in various forms like harassment, unequal pay, or not getting promoted or other opportunities. It is important to note that there… Continue reading Which groups are most frequently subjected to workplace discrimination in the United States?
The Demands of Customer Service Can Be Physically Demanding The hospitality industry is centered around providing exceptional customer service, and this pressure can have a significant impact on the well-being of employees. The focus is on meeting the wants and desires of patrons, rather than their basic needs, making the job of a hospitality worker… Continue reading Injuries sustained by Hospitality Industry Employees
The Challenges of Teaching Teachers play a vital role in shaping the lives of their students, but the profession also presents many challenges, such as dealing with difficult students, unhealthy classroom environments and unrealistic expectations from school administrators and parents. These challenges can escalate to the point where the lives of educators are at risk.… Continue reading Teachers and On the Job Injuries: More than Meets the Eye
A Hidden Danger Retail work may not seem hazardous, but it can be. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are among the most common injuries for retail clerks, including those working as grocery store clerks, cashiers, pharmacy technicians, butchers, etc. MSDs affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, and tendons. According to the Department of Labor, MSDs include… Continue reading Retail Clerks and Job-Related Injuries
If I file a claim for my work injury can I be fired? a. If your employer fires you because of your on the job injury he could subject himself to a discrimination claim under Labor Code 132a. b. Being injured on the job does not prohibit your employer from firing you but it must… Continue reading Will I Lose My Job if I file a Workers Comp claim?
As soon as possible report the injury to a supervisor or Human Resources. a. The longer you delay in reporting your injury the worse it becomes for your case. b. Employers need to be notified immediately so they can conduct an investigation quickly. c. The longer you delay thinking the injury will get better on… Continue reading What do I do after I get Injured on the Job?
The value of your work comp claim is dependent upon the nature and extent of your injuries and what the level of permanent disability is that you are left with after the treating doctors and medical examiners determine what percentage of Whole Person Impairment you are left with. Each individual body part is rated separately.… Continue reading How Much is My Workers Compensation Claim Worth?
NO !! Your attorney is only paid if he obtains a settlement with a dollar amount for you. If you are awarded no permanent disability … he may receive nothing. If you later receive an offer from the insurance company to buyout any future medical care that you may have been awarded your lawyer will… Continue reading What If My Case Is Denied And We Go To Court And I Lose, Do I Owe The Attorney Any Money?