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Working in construction is risky
Every job presents some sort of risk, but occupational risk is especially high in the construction industry. Considering that construction jobs require employees to work with hazardous equipment, at heights and with various other hazards, the injury rate is high. Even with safety measures in place, injuries are common. However, there are prevention protocols that […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 30, 2020

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Transportation logged highest workplace fatalities in 2019
Data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that material moving and transportation workers suffered the highest number of fatalities in 2019. As noted by CNN News, a work-related injury resulted in a transportation employee’s death every 99 minutes. One out of five drivers died while on-the-job, and transportation accidents claimed the lives of […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 30, 2020

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How do I appeal a workers’ compensation denial?
Receiving a workers’ compensation denial may make you feel like you have no recourse, but that is not true because the system does allow for an appeal. It is important that you work quickly to appeal your case. The State of California Department of Industrial Relations states that you should refer to the paperwork you receive […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 29, 2020

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California workers’ compensation death benefits
The loss of income from a workplace fatality could be as devastating to the family as the loss of the loved one who died. According to the California Guidebook for Injured Workers, the workers’ compensation system takes into account the effects of the lost income on family members. Workers’ compensation benefits may be available to the family after […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 16, 2020

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Can my employer fire me for applying for workers’ compensation?
Work-related injuries can have a disastrous effect on your career. You may need workers’ compensation benefits but fear that you employer will retaliate if you apply. That should not happen: retaliation and discrimination can be a violation of California law. If you have a work-related injury or illness, you have rights. Here are some things you […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 4, 2020

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Can I sue my employer for my injuries?
Going through the workers’ compensation process can be frustrating and take a very long time. This is why some injured employees think about trying to sue their employer for compensation as opposed to going through workers’ compensation insurance. However, in the majority of instances, this is not possible. Workers’ compensation insurance is a no-fault system intended to […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| August 26, 2020

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How can you help prevent fall injuries?
California construction workers like you must take precautionary measures. This helps you stay safe on the job. But the dangers may not always come from the places you expect them to. Fall injuries are one of the most widespread in the industry. Recurring incidents often happen. So how do you keep yourself protected from falls? […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| August 15, 2020

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Heavy lifting a major cause of injury in health care
Working in health care exposes you to more risks than the average employee, and many of those risks stem from lifting and shifting heavy patients. Your risk of suffering a lifting-related injury is so notable, in fact, that it is the biggest threat you face in your line of work. According to Healthcare Business & […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| July 31, 2020

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Do you have a concussion?
California workers like you face some dangers in the workplace. You may have plenty of safety precautions in place. But this does not mitigate every danger. This is why head, neck and back injuries still happen somewhat often. Some types of head injuries are more common than others. Concussions are among them. Mild to severe […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| July 21, 2020

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Can you file a workers compensation claim for a mild sprain?
You may have sustained a mild sprain to your wrist, but this is more than an inconvenience since it will cause you to lose time at work. You injured your wrist picking up a box of copier supplies and now you cannot type without pain. Can you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits? Common […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| July 1, 2020

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