Do you experience tingling, numbness and pain in your wrists, fingers and forearms? It might start when you wake up. You need to shake your hands to regain normal feeling in them. As time goes on, your symptoms appear during the day too. Your dominant hand most likely experiences pain first since you use it most. Tasks you routinely perform at work become a challenge and often exacerbate the condition.
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.
If you have suffered a permanent disability on the job in California, or you have been grief stricken by the sudden loss of an immediate family member under such circumstances, you may be wondering what is best regarding trying to get the financial help you need in recovery.
If you work outside the home in California, you're probably well aware that every job has ups, downs, good days and ones best forgotten.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) just reported that on average, three million workers are injured on the job every year, and for approximately 4,500 workers those injuries are fatal. Year after year, the statistics regarding workplace dangers remain the same. What is the #1 cause of accidents? Falls.
Did you know that workers' compensation is not only limited to on-the-job physical injury? That you can receive compensation for mental injury or for a work injury that occurs outside of the workplace? That you need also need to document everything? Here are the answers to the important questions you didn't know you should even be asking.
Go to work. Get paid. Repeat. What happens if your job is causing injury that you may not really notice or suspect, yet? There are many jobs that cause damage to our bodies, but we fail to notice them right away and they hit us a little later in life. Hearing loss is an on-the-job injury that is often overlooked, but serious nonetheless.
Security guards are the first responders, the ones at the scene of an incident before the police, fire department or ambulance. At the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, thirty-three security guards died in the line of duty. Sept. 11 was an atypical day at work, but it emphasizes the dangers of the job.
The bills are piling up. Debt collectors are calling. You and your spouse are constantly on edge. You didn't ask to be hurt on the job. You work hard--always have--and you give 110 percent to your job. So why is it you are taking the financial hit for a workplace injury?