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September 2017 Archives

Silicosis: Will workers' compensation benefits be hard to get?

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health implemented the new Respirable Crystalline Standard for Construction this month which will require employers to take specific steps to protect workers against occupational illnesses such as silicosis and other lung diseases. But what are the symptoms of silicosis? When it comes to workers' compensation benefits claims, how difficult will it be to prove that silicosis resulted from on-the-job exposure years earlier?

The number of fatal construction workers' accidents alarming

Safety training is said to be one of the most important aspects in protecting workers on construction sites nationwide, including in California. Based on the data of construction workers' accidents released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this industry remains the most hazardous industry in the country. Statistic show that 937 construction workers died on the job in 2015.

What if workers' compensation benefits for hantavirus are denied?

A 22-year-old man who worked at Bodie State Historic Park -- a historical landmark in Mono County -- contracted a rare disease during that time. He was left fighting for his life in a hospital, suspecting that it was caused by exposure to rodents at the facility. Although he can file California workers' compensation benefits claims, proving the illness to be work-related may be challenging.

Workplace accidents that cause amputations are devastating

It is difficult to understand how employers can knowingly expose their employees to hazards that can cause life-changing injuries. Workplace accidents that cause amputation injuries because business owners do not want to spend money on safety devices are unacceptable. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health recently reported that it had completed an investigation into a January incident when an on-the-job accident caused a worker to lose three fingers.

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