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Safety plans can limit construction workers accidents

Construction company owners in California are typically responsible for the health and safety of hundreds of workers with a wide range of competency and training levels. Along with compliance with prescribed safety standards, the only way to limit construction workers accidents is by drafting a site-specific safety plan to outline potential safety risks and the manners in which they will be managed. Each project is unique, and hazard assessments are crucial before work commences.

Workers' compensation, wage disputes subject to different tests

Some months ago, a decision by the California Supreme court had the labor community sit up and take note. The plaintiff accused a transportation company of wage and hour violations stemming from his service of driving his own truck for the defendant and his classifications as an independent contractor. The court based its ultimate decision on the Dynamex ABC test rather than the Borello Test, which is a multifactor test used to determine employment status for workers' compensation purposes and all matters unrelated to wage orders.

Workers' comp and the relation to the opioid epidemic

Opioid use has run rampant all over the United States with thousands of people losing their lives every year. Opioids are extremely dangerous, particularly due to the fact they are so addictive. Unfortunately, many people's addictions begin with legal, prescribed painkillers they received after an accident. When it comes to many workers' comp claims, doctors are quick to prescribe opioids to help the individual manage the pain, but it is vital to be aware of the risks and potential for addiction.

Are psychiatric injuries covered under workers' compensation?

One of the stark realities of today is the number of violent and traumatic incidents occurring. The recent shooting at Borderline outside Los Angeles is the latest example. Not only were the patrons inside affected by the events, but so were the workers and first responders who came to help.

Can you collect workers' comp benefits if you are not a citizen?

Were you injured on the job but are not a U.S. citizen? California law protects all employees equally, regardless of citizen status. Even if you or your loved one is not a citizen, if you are injured on the job you can collect money to help pay for medical bills through a workers' compensation claim.

With on the job injuries, worker classification matters

You fall on some slippery flooring at work and break your hip. You're completely out of commission-unable to work, and unable to do much of anything. So you contact your boss about filing a workers' compensation claim. To your shock, your boss responds that you're not eligible-since according to them-you're not an employee at the company at all, but an independent contractor.

Las Vegas shooting leads to change in workers' comp for police

Last year's mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas left 58 people dead and 489 people wounded. After the shooting started, many of the more than 200 California police officers at the festival sprang into action. They helped people get to safety, performed CPR and assisted with securing the area around the scene.

Workers' compensation in construction: Your entitled benefits

If you faced a workplace injury, you may see extreme medical costs and a loss of income due to your ailments. Especially if you work as a maintenance worker, work in construction or as a warehouse employee, you may face serious risk of injury during your day-to day job tasks.

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