Some workplace injuries are indisputable. A carpenter slices off the top digits of his fingers. A utility worker gets a serious shock while climbing the pole. A worker falls off of a high scaffold and breaks his back. In cases like those, the path to workers' compensation benefits should be clear-cut and obvious.
Many adults think that an achy back is normal. This isn't the case. Pain in your back at work can be a signal that something is amiss. Unfortunately, some people don't realize that there is a problem until it is so far advanced that it takes considerable medical care to correct the situation. Sometimes, the problem can't be corrected.
You've been a teacher for many years, but every year seems to have its own issues. This year, you have a few students prone to violence. As you pulled one student off another while he was attacking, you ended up with a black eye. Still seeing stars, you marched the child down to the principal's office, but now you have to go to the doctor.
American people count on firefighters to combat fires of all sorts. From wildfires that plague California to house fires, there is no shortage of work for these brave men and women. There is a danger lurking due to the working conditions for the people who choose to help others in this manner.
People who work with children, including daycare workers and teachers, provide a valuable service. These individuals shape the children and provide them with tools they need to thrive as they grow up. This is a rewarding career path that many adults love.
You wouldn't consider the typical California office to be dangerous to the people who work there. And, in most cases, offices are safe for their workers. However, the general safety of your office environment doesn't mean you won't get hurt.
Not only is nursing a thankless job, but a dangerous one. Nursing is one of the most hazardous professions in America. Nurses are often hit, scratched and kicked at by the people they are attempting to treat.
If you’ve been injured on the job in California, you have a right to workers’ compensation benefits to help you pay for the cost of recovery, lost wages or disability. But if you wait too long to pursue a claim, you may end up missing out on this essential benefit that can be crucial for getting your life back on track.
As a firefighter, you regularly put your health and safety on the line for California residents. Due to work conditions, you may have an increased risk of developing heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, mesothelioma, high stress and cancer.