Did your doctor recently tell you that you suffer from work-related hearing loss? You just joined the large number of workers who suffer from one of the most prevalent workplace injuries here in California and elsewhere across the country. Whether caused by noise levels or chemicals where you work, this ailment changes your life, since reversing the damage remains a medical impossibility.
Thousands of workers around the country walk into danger every day of their lives. Some workers breathe in toxic airborne particles during their 8 to 4 job and may not even know it. One of these common airborne dangers called beryllium has recently been brought into the spotlight. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a rule earlier this month to lower exposure levels for workers around the nation. This new rule dramatically lowers the accepted levels of exposure to beryllium, protecting 62,000 workers in the U.S.
When you hear people discussing Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, you may think their conversation relates to military veterans. However, if you have suffered a traumatic injury at work -- or witnessed a tragedy involving co-workers -- you might also be a victim of PTSD. Treatment can be costly and lengthy, and you may be relieved to know that workers' compensation insurance covers PTSD.