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Will I get Compensation for a Repetitive Stress Injury?

A repetitive stress injury (RSI) is “an injury that occurs due to recurrent overuse or improper use of any part of the musculoskeletal system.” In the workplace, these injuries occur when a worker uses a part of their body in a repetitive manner such as typing on keyboard, working on an assembly line, musician, construction […]

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Restaurant Kitchen Injuries – Sacramento Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

California’s workers’ compensation laws aren’t in place exclusively for construction and factory workers. Just about any employee is covered. Even secretaries and white collar management personnel get hurt on the job. They’re covered too. You might not realize it, but if you’re working in the food and beverage industry, it’s highly likely that you’re also

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Workers’ Compensation for Chemical Exposure in Sacramento CA

Toxic chemicals are present in just about any industry. Every workplace falls under the purview of laws that have been enacted for purposes of establishing and regulating safety standards in connection with properly storing, handling, using and disposing these chemicals. When a worker is continuously exposed to toxic chemicals, he or she can suffer adverse

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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Sacramento Workers’ Compensation

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) might be more easily understood as complex regional paid syndrome (CRPS). For purposes of understanding this condition, we will refer to it as CRPS. That’s because in many cases, a specific region of the body is affected. The two types of CRPS follow: Type 1: This can be caused by a

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Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation for Catching the Flu at Work?

Sick days are always problematic for both the employer and the employee. Employers lose production and employees lose sick days. If sick days aren’t in the employer’s benefits plan, the employee loses a day’s earnings for every day that he or she is off sick. The flu season in the United States has been devastating

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Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation for being Stressed Out?

Stress is part of life. We get stressed at home, in traffic, in long lines while shopping and at work, but can you base a workers’ compensation claim on undue or cumulative stress in California? It’s entirely possible. These types of claims aren’t typical workers’ compensation claims though. We can’t put them on a flash

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Is Biking To Work Covered by Workers’ Compensation if I’m injured?

In Sacramento, some people drive to work, while others walk, take a bus or even ride a bike. The common thread that runs through all of such people is that they have jobs, they’re on their way to work, and they’re not on the clock. Ordinarily, they’re not covered by workers’ compensation insurance either if

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Injured While Scooting: Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

When you’re unexpectedly dispatched to a business meeting over a mile away from your place of employment, it might not really be feasible to go get your car, drive there, search for parking and attend the meeting on time. Given traffic conditions in many California cities, even getting there on time with a taxi might

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Can Massage Therapists Collect Workers’ Compensation From Their Employer?

An employer in California is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance if it has one or more employees. The general rule in the context of eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits is that if an employee is injured in the course and scope of his or her employment by an anticipated and foreseeable risk of that

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