According to data collected and published by the California Department of Industrial Relations, approximately half a million workers are injured on the job in the state each year. Thankfully, most of these injuries are relatively minor. If a workers’ comp claim is required, an employee may even be able to handle all of the paperwork on […]
Similar to the vast majority of jurisdictions in the United States, California is an at-will employment state. In effect, this means an employer is allowed to terminate a worker for virtually any reason, including for no reason at all. However, employers cannot terminate workers for an illegal reason.
Following a workplace accident, most people want to get healed up and back to the job as soon as possible. Of course, rushing back before you are physically ready to return to work could be a major mistake. You need to take the time that is necessary to make sure that you are healthy enough
According to a report cited by the Los Angeles Times, rising temperatures are expected to result in more work-related injuries in California. Alarmingly, the study also finds that heat-related workplace injuries and illnesses are underreported in the state’s current workers’ compensation statistics. In this article, our Fresno workers’ comp attorney provides an overview of the study. UCLA/Stanford Study:
State and federal regulations are in place to help ensure that workplaces are reasonably safe for employees. Nonetheless, accidents inevitably happen. If you were hurt on the job, it is imperative that you know your rights and responsibilities. Here, our Fresno workers’ comp attorney explains the most important things you should know about your duty to report