Lung Diseases & Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know

Lung Disease

The Respiratory System is a vital system for one’s health. In many work environments, it is possible that Workers can sustain respiratory injuries. The consequences of such respiratory injuries can range from minor to serious to fatal. This article discusses the nature of industrial lung injuries. Continue reading

Root Causes of Work Injuries and Workers’ Compensation: Why are They Important? What You Need to Know

With respect to work injuries, many employers have injury prevention programs to take the information from your workers’ compensation case and use it to improve workplace safety. There may be some inquiry from your employer concerning your case as to how your injury was caused and how it could have been prevented. Causes of work injuries are also important to injured workers. They may impact the amount of an injured worker’s compensation, or bar one’s entitlement to one.

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What is Meralgia Paresthetica & Why is it a Law Enforcement Work Injury? What You Need to Know

What is Meralgia Paresthetica (MP)?

Meralgia Paresthetica, which is also known as Bernhardt-Roth syndrome, is a chronic neurological disorder involving a single nerve. The condition involves a tingling, numbness or burning pain in the outer thigh. The condition involves the compression of a nerve. The nerve is the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which supplies sensation to the surface of your outer thigh. MP involves the compression or pinching of the nerve.

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Protecting Your Rights After a Work Injury: What You Need to Know

Workplace injuries can trigger many unexpected and unanticipated events that can impact both your life and your family’s life.

If you or a loved one has suffered a workplace injury or are suffering from a medical condition that prevents them from performing their job, it is important for your family to consult with an attorney concerning workplace rights and options. It is important to address these life impacting circumstances within the legal landscape. There are a variety of legal rights that can be used to protect your family. Many of them can act in concert. This means that more than one can be pursued at the same time.

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Workers Compensation Benefits in California: Union Contracts and MOUs

In California, besides the Labor Code which provides Injured Workers rights and benefits, Labor Contracts can also provide benefits and rights. Labor Contracts can be Union Contracts or Memorandums of Understanding (MOU). Each Contract or MOU can provide Industrially Injured Workers unique benefits and rights that exceed the benefits extended by the Labor Code. Continue reading