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Injured workers should be familiar with workers' compensation

Workers who have been injured at work should be familiar with their workers' compensation rights and protections. Workers' compensation benefits in Southern California are an important protection against the uncertainty a worker may face following a workplace injury which leaves them unable to work and earn a livelihood while facing mounting medical bills to treat the workplace injury or illness they are suffering from.

Southern California foundry fined followed workplace accident

When a workplace accident has resulted in harm to an injured worker, it is vital for them to be familiar with workers' compensation options available to protect them. A foundry in Southern California was recently fined greater than $280,000 for workplace safety violations after an accident resulting in the amputation of an employee's legs. As a result of the workplace accident, both of the employee's legs had to be amputated to free him from the conveyor where he was trapped.

What types benefits are offered through workers' compensation?

When a person in California is injured or made ill while on the job, their primary concern may be regaining their health, so they can go back to work. Unfortunately, a workplace injury can cause a person to incur numerous expense. This is significant, as a person who was injured or made ill through no fault of their own should not have to face the additional stressors of being unable to pay their bills or even afford their basic living expenses.

California sees decline in workplace injuries, illnesses

California is a state of constant growth and opportunity. Buildings, factories and homes are erected at an extraordinary rate in the Golden State's fastest growing cities, and factories and manufacturing plants are pumping out vast quantities of products that will end up in the stream of interstate commerce. Of course, construction and industrial occupations present certain dangers, and every year workers in these industries are injured on the job. However, Californians may be glad to hear that according to the Department of Industrial Relations, the rate of non-fatal injuries or illnesses workers are suffering on-the-job has gone down in 2016 to 3.7 out of every 100 full-time workers. This is a decrease from the six out of 100 workers made injured or ill in 2002.

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