What to do if you exposed to asbestos at work ? Asbestos is a known carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) and exposure to this material, which is prohibited in newer construction, can cause significant health effects including a rare cancer known as mesothelioma. The dangers of working in an environment that contains asbestos have been well established... (Read more)

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Workplace accidents and illnesses are so commonplace that we hardly stop to think more about what they might be costing our nation. According to data from various federal agencies, the yearly cost to American businesses in terms of lost time due to workplace injuries and illnesses added up to $62 billion, which is greater that... (Read more)

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Deaths as a result of accidents in the workplace are on the rise. This is according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ (BLS) Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries. The report shows that there were 5,190 workplace deaths reported in the United States in the year 2016. That is a 7 percent increase compared to... (Read more)

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Injuries that are suffered on the job can be not only physical painful, but also emotionally traumatizing. A workplace injury can leave a worker unable to work for extended periods of time. He or she may need extensive medical treatment, care and attention. Many workers who are injured on the job may also require lengthy... (Read more)

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On average, at least one worker is killed on the job every day in California. The fatality rate is highest in the agriculture industry, with 17.1 deaths per 100,000 workers. The fatality rate is also high in the construction industry, with 6.8 deaths per 100,000 workers. Both of those death rates have increased in recent... (Read more)

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Workers’ compensation provides benefits for employees who suffer from work-related injuries. Some of those benefits are easy to calculate and others depend on factors that are open to interpretation. A California workers’ compensation lawyer can help injured employees understand the benefits to which they are entitled. Medical Expenses Medical expenses are the easiest benefit to... (Read more)

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