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Countertop Workers in Southern California Developed Serious Illnesses

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, dozens of workers who cut countertops in Southern California have developed a severe, incurable disease called silicosis. Silicosis is a progressive lung disease caused by inhaling silica dust, leading to inflammation and scarring of the lung tissue and resulting in symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, …

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California Appeals Court Ruling Limits WCAB Appeal to Delay Workers’ Comp Decisions

According to a report from Bloomberg Law, a California appeals court has issued an opinion that could, potentially, reduce workers’ comp delays for some claimants. On August 1, 2023, the California Second District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of an injured worker in the case of Earley v. Workers’ Comp. Appeals Bd. Here, our Fresno work injury lawyer provides an …

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Worker Killed in Accident at Manufacturing Facility in Northern California 

According to a report from Fox 40, a worker was killed in an accident at a manufacturing facility in Northern California. The tragic incident occurred at a facility operated by Hogan Mfg., Inc. in San Joaquin County. Workplace safety remains a serious concern in California. Here, our Fresno workers’ comp lawyer explains what we know about this case …

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Report: Extreme Heat Injuries More than 20,000 Workers Per Year in California

As reported by Reuters, July of 2023 has been the world’s hottest year in recorded history. California has not been spared—many parts of our state have experienced serious heat waves this summer. Extreme temperatures pose a significant safety hazard to outdoor workers. According to reporting from The Desert Sun, more than 20,000 people suffer heat-related injuries and …

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Settling a Workers’ Comp Claim in California? Know What Options are Available

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) reports that more than 300,000 people miss time at work for a job-related injury or illness in the state each year. If you suffered a major workplace injury, you may be in a position where you are considering the settlement of your claim. There are two different types of workers’ …

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Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers for Workplace Violence That Killed Seven

On June 26, 2023, Cal/OSHA cited two San Mateo County employers—Terra Garden, Inc. and Concord Farms Inc.—for dozens of collective workplace safety violations related to a horrific incident of workplace violence that took the lives of seven agricultural workers earlier this year. In this article, our Fresno workerscompensation attorney provides a more detailed overview of the Cal/OSHA citation …

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Going Back to Work after an Accident in California: What Happens if My Employer Assigns Me to a Job Duty I Cannot Perform?

California law (Labor Code § 3700) mandates that businesses and nonprofit organizations must prove workerscompensation coverage to employees. Suffer a physical injury on the job? You can file for benefits and take time to recover from your injuries. If you are like most workers, you will probably want to get back on the job

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Worker Killed on the Job in Fresno County (Electrocution)

According to a report from ABC 30, a man was killed on the job in a tragic workplace accident in Fresno County. He was electrocuted while working near utility lines on a raised platform. Here, our Fresno workerscompensation attorneyexplains what we know about this case and discusses the risks associated with workplace electrocutions.  Workplace Electrocution Incident …

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OSHA: Amazon Failed to Provide Adequate Medical Care to Injured Workers 

According to a report from Insurance Journal, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) alleges that Amazon has failed to provide adequate medical care to injured workers. Federal regulators contend that at least 10 employees at an Amazon fulfillment center in New York State did not receive timely medical attention. In this article, our Fresno workerscompensation

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With Summer Fast-Approaching, Cal/OSHA Issues Reminder for Employers With Outdoor Workers

Summer is fast approaching. With temperatures often soaring into the triple digits all across the state, proper safety precautions are a must. Hot weather can be dangerous weather—especially for people who work outside. On April 26, 2023, Cal/OSHA issued official state guidance reminding businesses and organizations to take the proper safety measures to protect their outdoor employees …

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