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What Is OSHA's "Fatal Four?"

Adobe Rose5.jpegWork accidents can lead to serious injuries. Depending on the line of work, however, you might face catastrophic harm or even the loss of a loved one. Those who work in industrial or construction fields might face a higher instance of dangerous accidents.

Serious Allegations In Tesla Employment Law Case

Adobe Rose3a.jpegThere are shocking allegations in an employment law case involving Tesla. A federal judge in San Jose said Tesla must defend itself at trial to answer serious charges. Tesla is accused of threatening to deport foreign workers if they reported an injury at their Fremont plant, and that the workers put in too many hours which were ultimately in violation of U.S. labor laws.

Preventing A Deadly Trench Collapse

Adobe Rose.jpegConstruction workers face danger nearly every moment of every shift. There are certain situations, however, that can prove more dangerous - more deadly - than others. Workers must take special care to prevent fatal accidents such as trench and excavation collapse.

Do CA's "old" laws protect workers injured in "new" gig economy?

gig economy.jpegEven though California already has some of the most comprehensive worker protection laws, there is definitely room for improvement -- particularly when it comes to workers' compensation benefits (or lack thereof) for those injured while working in the new "gig" economy.

Are employers retaliating against immigrant workers who report work-related injuries?

deportation2.jpegAccording to a recent report by WBUR News, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detained a 37-year-old injured construction worker when he went to meet with his employer to discuss potential injury benefits - benefits the employer was supposedly offering to help the worker's family while he was recovering from his injury.

Is workers' comp my only option following an on-the-job injury?

construction cartoon2.jpgSuffering a work-related injury can be devastating. In one fell swoop, you may be left unable to work and facing extensive medical treatment/rehabilitation. And, without a paycheck coming in, paying your bills is easier said than done.

Hurt at work? Denied the care you need? You are not alone.

work injury claim2.jpgIt's a scenario that all workers dread: suffering a serious on-the-job injury and being denied the care they need. While workers' comp is supposed to help these injured workers, the truth is that many are having their surgeries and other necessary procedures denied, despite their doctors' recommendations.

Are employers responsible for asbestos fibers that follow workers home?

laundry3.JPGAsbestos disease doesn't just happen at the worksite. If asbestos fibers follow the worker home - on clothing, tool belt or carseat - the worker's family members can get sick.

Don't undermine your Workers' Comp case via Facebook

We keep seeing examples of injured workers harming their workers' compensation claims by saying or posting the wrong things on social media --on Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Instagram, Twitter and other sites.fsh2.JPG

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