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The Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries In The Workplace

Although motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury, according to the CDC, brain injuries are also common in workplace accidents in California. Unfortunately, a traumatic brain injury can result in permanent brain damage, even in the mildest cases. Of course, workers in specific industries, like the construction industry, …

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Does Marijuana Use Disqualify Your Workers' Comp Claim?

Does Marijuana Use Disqualify Your Workers’ Comp Claim?

With recreational and medicinal marijuana use being legal for quite some time now in California, it is easy to assume that weed will not affect a workers’ comp claim, especially if a physician has prescribed the use of medical marijuana for the treatment of an on-the-job injury. Unfortunately, the use of cannabis, as it relates …

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Common Work-Related Injuries Among California Truck Drivers

Many hours on the road and strenuous activities related to truck driving can often take a physical and mental toll on those working as California truck drivers. That’s why laws and safety standards protect truck drivers from being pushed to the limit. Unfortunately, despite the government’s best efforts taken to ensure that professional drivers get …

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Top 5 Common Wear And Tear Workplace Injuries

A wear and tear injury, also called a traumatic stress injury or a repetitive stress injury, develops over an extended period and often worsens if left untreated. Wear and tear injuries are usually long-lasting, causing pain and immobility, decreasing a victim’s overall well-being. In California, you might be entitled to workers’ compensation from the California …

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Who Can Be Held Responsible for A Construction Accident?

Anyone injured in a construction accident can bring a lawsuit against those responsible for the accident and their injuries in California. Construction injury lawsuits allow accident victims to seek damage compensation, including reimbursement for medical and rehabilitation expenses, loss of income, pain, and suffering. In addition, when someone dies in a construction site accident, their …

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Can You File Workers' Comp for Depression?

Can You File Workers’ Comp for Depression?

Not every workplace injury is physical, which is why California’s Department of Workers’ Compensation allows workers to file compensation claims for work-related stress and anxiety. While we can all relate to the stress that work can bring, especially in the short term around pressing deadlines and big projects, some work-related anxiety and stress can become …

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The Top Five Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in California

According to reports from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly half a million California residents suffer work-related injuries annually. These workplace injuries range from moderate to severe, temporary to permanent, sometimes resulting in death. Whether you work in a factory, a construction site, an office building, a supermarket, or other environments, you are not …

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Can Independent Contractors File for Workers’ Comp in California?

In California, employers must provide W2 employees with workers’ comp benefits. Conversely, independent contractors are not generally covered by workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, employers in California often misclassify their employees, calling them independent contractors. If you want to determine whether or not you qualify as an independent contractor in California, you need to understand the following: …

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6 Tips For Preventing Injuries In The Workplace

Workplace injury prevention is a win-win for everyone involved. For employees, workplace safety ensures that workers can do their jobs with a sense of security and well-being. For employers, proper workplace safety measures protect companies from lawsuits and negative attention that can hurt their bottom line. The team at Aoudi Law is comprised of experts …

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