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Financial hardships brought on by workplace accidents
From a physical and mental health perspective, workplace accidents carry a heavy toll. Many workers are unable to perform simple tasks following a devastating job-related accident, such as walking or using their arms. Moreover, many experience depression or anxiety as a result of their circumstances. However, the financial toll of these accidents often creates serious […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| June 6, 2020

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Can a head injury trigger mental health disorders?
California residents have to deal with long-lasting injury after crashes. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one type they may face. But how do TBIs affect a victim? In what way can they impact a life? Today, we will look at the impact TBIs have on someone’s mental health. We will look at the way TBIs […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| May 20, 2020

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Construction accidents at night
From road construction projects to contractors trying to finish a relatively small project on time, there are a number of times when construction work takes place during the night. When proper safety measures are taken and workers are careful, working at night is not necessarily more dangerous than the day. However, in some instances the […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| May 4, 2020

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Pick the right hard hat for your job
If you work at a warehouse, construction site or factory, you likely understand the importance of personal protective equipment, including a hard hat. Not only do hard hats help prevent head injuries, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires individuals to wear one if overhead hazards exist. Your employer may not give you a hard hat, […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| April 28, 2020

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Excessive heat and accidents at work
In the coming months, temperatures will become unbearably hot for people in many parts of the country. Aside from discomfort and a lack of energy, there are some serious concerns with respect to excessive heat. For example, workers in certain fields are at risk of suffering a heat-stroke or other health problems due to working […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| April 20, 2020

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Can proper lifting technique save you back pain?
The Importance of Proper Lifting Workers in California like you lift heavy things day in and out. For many people, this repetitive stress is enough to trigger back problems. But is there any way to prevent these problems from happening?  Today we will look at lifting techniques. We will also look at ways to avoid […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| April 10, 2020

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What do you do if your workers’ compensation claim gets denied?
Workers’ compensation claims not only take longer to clear but also may get denied. If your claim gets rejected, you have several ways to find your way forward. One of the first things is to appeal through the state board of workers’ compensation. However, it would help if you know why your claim got rejected […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| March 31, 2020

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What are major causes of back pain at work?
California workers often stress their backs doing their daily tasks. Back injuries make up a large chunk of work related injuries. Today we will examine some of the main causes of back pain and injury at work. By examining these causes, workers may predict potential sources of harm and danger. This can help workers stay […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| March 27, 2020

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Why is your workers’ compensation claim delayed?
When you claim workers’ compensation benefits, you and your employer may disagree about appropriate treatment options or the extent to which your injury resulted from the job. The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has a process for resolving such disputes, but the state auditor has faulted DWC for significant deficiencies in this process.  A report issued by […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| March 17, 2020

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Common causes of workplace accidents and injuries
Workplace accidents are any uncontrolled or unplanned events that can potentially cause physical harm to workers on the job. Although some workplace accidents are preventable, they still occur, leading to injuries and, in some cases, fatalities. Some occupations and workplaces pose greater risks to employees than others. According to the National Safety Council, the industries with […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| March 5, 2020

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