When a worker gets injured on the job in California, the worker’s employer is often legally responsible for paying the costs of any medical treatment and replacing lost income while the worker recuperates. The injuries have to be legitimately connected to a work-related purpose. In addition, the employer is not the only party that may […]
Work-related injuries can be particularly devastating. When your injuries are severe enough to keep you out of work, you may find it difficult or impossible to provide for yourself and your family.
Safety in the workplace is an essential concern for employers and employees. Accidents in the workplace lead to injuries, lost time at work, medical expenses, decreased productivity, and costs that affect the company’s bottom line. Most businesses have safety procedures discouraging unsafe workplace practices, but a workplace injury is always possible.
In California, as in much of the country, slip, trip and fall accidents are the second-most common causes of workplace injuries and fatalities, right behind vehicle accidents on the job. This, despite the fact that safety standards, developed, implemented and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) directly address such problems as walkways […]