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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.

Workers' compensation: What is vocational rehabilitation?

In the medical sense of the word, "rehabilitation" refers to rehabilitative care like physical therapy to help an injured worker overcome an injury. However, there is also vocational rehabilitation, which has an altogether different meaning. The latter is a benefit offered by the California workers' compensation to victims of debilitating occupational injuries who are unable to return to their usual jobs.

Workers' compensation benefits available for commercial truckers

Although commercial trucks in California are regarded as dangers on the roads, the operators of these vehicles provide an essential service by ensuring the shelves of stores are filled with everything consumers want. However, few people realize how hazardous it is to be a trucker. Fortunately, the California workers' compensation insurance program is fully aware, and it covers the many injuries and illnesses commercial truck drivers suffer.

Workers' compensation covers all heat-related illnesses

For weeks now, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has been reminding business owners of their responsibilities to protect employees from heat-related illnesses. These reminders typically focus on employers in construction, landscaping and agriculture from where many workers' compensation claims originate. However, the hospitality industry with facilities that have outdoor entertainment areas must not be forgotten. These could include children's play areas, patio dining establishments and sidewalk shopping venues.

Workers' compensation: MIPP might lessen benefits claims

On July 1, 2018, the Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program (MIPP) will become effective. This is a rule, approved on March 9, that requires establishments in the hospitality industry in California to create a program to address housekeeping hazards and then implement and sustain it. According to the California Workers' Compensation Information System, the average increase in injury claims by housekeepers is almost 900 every year.

Workers' compensation: What is SJDB and how does it work?

If there is one situation in which no worker in California would want to be, it is being unable to return to his or her regular job after suffering a debilitating injury. Fortunately, the workers' compensation insurance system has several methods of assisting injured employees. One of which is the supplemental job placement benefits program, known as SJDB.

Workers' compensation: Hepatitis A warnings across California

The California Department of Public Health reports that 586 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in the San Diego area as of March 23. They say 401 people have been admitted to hospitals, and 20 have succumbed to the disease. Monterey and Los Angeles are included in other affected areas. Hepatitis A -- a disease covered by the workers' compensation system -- is similar to Hepatitis B and C in as far as it is an infection of the liver and highly contagious.

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