Not every workplace injury is sudden or caused by a specific event. Sometimes, injuries sneak up on workers gradually and develop over time through the repetitive exposures or activities of their jobs. When an injury develops over time, it can be easily overlooked by the worker and employer. A few commonly overlooked work injuries include: … Continue reading Do You Have a Commonly Overlooked Work Injury?
Black Friday marks the official first shopping day of the holiday season. Last year, more than 174 million Americans went shopping in the days surrounding Black Friday. Unfortunately, Black Friday is also known for being dangerous to customers and workers. If you are injured on the job, you could have a viable workers’ compensation claim. … Continue reading Working Retail on Black Friday? Watch Out for These Third-Party Work Accidents
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has proposed a new rule with the Federal Register that would change the standard for determining joint-employer relationships. What is the current joint-employer standard? Under current law, a joint-employer relationship refers to two or more employers that possess direct or indirect control and responsibilities over the same employees. Examples … Continue reading National Labor Relations Board Proposes Change to Joint-Employer Liability
About 20 percent of our nation’s farm workers live or work in California. Migrant and seasonal farm workers in the state rank as one of the most underserved and understudied populations in the U.S. in regard to health. However, the industry can also be dangerous when employers do not take steps to protect these workers. … Continue reading Understanding Agriculture Occupational Diseases in California
If there is a job-related incident that results in an injury to an employee, the event has to be logged under one of the code titles in the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System, or OIICS. The OIICS is part of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and it is designed to code the case characteristics … Continue reading How Do I File a California Workers’ Compensation Claim for a Self-Inflicted Injury?