It can be exciting to work in the construction industry, as you never know what each day will bring. However, you should never lose sight of the many potential accidents that could cause serious injury or even death in these workplaces.
Although workplace injuries are typically covered by your company's workers' compensation insurance policy, there is no guarantee you will receive an instant approval upon making a claim.
Canlas Law Group is pleased to announce the addition of Philip Tuyay as a new associate attorney with the firm's workers' compensation department.
If you work as a rigger, the fast-paced environment keeps you on your toes at all times. Unfortunately, there are also many risks of working as a rigger -- some of which increase during particular activities. For example, when conducting a lift or preparing a load you're often exposed to fall hazards.
Many people who work in manufacturing, customer service and other fields are hourly workers. As an hourly worker, you have certain rights under both state and federal law. Unfortunately, many employers will not respect those rights unless you actively stand up for them. One of those rights is the right to overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours in any given pay period.