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Don’t forget to follow these ladder safety tips

It’s easy to take ladder safety for granted. This is particularly true if you have many years of experience using a ladder on job sites. While experience is a good thing, it’s no guarantee that you’ll never be…

What’s the best way to treat a herniated disk?

A herniated disk is a serious medical concern that can impact many areas of your life. In addition to the pain and discomfort, this injury may make it impossible to do your job. Fortunately, there are many ways…

Take these steps after an instance of workplace discrimination

If you’re a victim of workplace discrimination, you have two options: You can take action against your employer to protect your legal rights. You can move on with your life without speaking up. While it’s not always easy…

Steps to take after receiving a workers compensation denial

If you are injured on the job, immediately returning to work may be out of the question. The loss or reduction in your income may have a profound effect on your family’s finacial circumstances. It would be rare…

Job termination and your final paycheck: Things to know

When it comes to your professional life, there’s nothing worse than learning that your employment is being terminated. As frustrating and disappointing as it may be, you should immediately turn your attention to protecting your legal rights. In…

What’s the best way to treat a broken elbow?

You don’t think about your elbows often, but if you suffer an injury to this part of your body you’ll realize just how much it impacts you. A broken elbow is one of the most serious injuries you…

Medical treatment for an ankle fracture is necessary

If you suspect that you have a fractured ankle, don’t wait to receive a medical diagnosis. The sooner you do this the sooner you can get on the path to making a full recovery. The treatment you receive…

Are you entitled to severance pay after termination?

There is nothing worse than learning that your employment has been terminated. This will change your life in many ways, with an emphasis on your finances. Fortunately, you may come to find that you are in line to…

Workers’ compensation and retaliation: What to watch for

After an accident at work, it may be necessary to file a workers’ compensation claim for injuries that put you out of work during recovery. Most employers in the state are required by law to carry workers’ comp…

On-the-job burn injuries are common and devastating

For workers in factories, on construction sites and in many other occupations, burn injuries are a serious threat. The big explosions and fires that result in serious injuries make it into the news, giving us the false sense…

What’s the best way to treat a lower back strain?

A lower back strain is a common injury often caused by overexertion, a slip-and-fall accident or motor vehicle crash. If you’re suffering from this injury, your doctor can conduct an examination and order a variety of tests to…

What do you need to apply for Social Security Disability?

If a physical or mental disability limits your ability to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. To receive benefits, you must have a condition that has lasted for a minimum of 12 months or…

Broken collarbone diagnosis and treatment

A broken collarbone is a serious injury, as it can result in pain, discomfort and immobility for an extended period of time. If you suspect this injury, it’s important to receive immediate medical attention. After a physical exam,…

A John Wayne Airport worker is killed by an exploding tire

A John Wayne Airport worker was killed on the job on the evening of Feb. 19 while working on a 4-foot-tall tire in a workshop just below Gate 3. The incident was first reported to emergency dispatch just…

A knee replacement surgery is a major procedure

Imagine this: You suffer a knee injury on the job, and assume that you’ll be back on your feet within a couple days. However, after receiving a medical diagnosis, you learn that you’re a candidate for knee replacement…

What’s the best treatment for a severed tendon?

A severed tendon is a serious injury that requires immediate medical attention. Without this, you could suffer a variety of complications, such as excessive blood loss. There are a variety of workplace accidents that can result in a…

Immediate treatment is necessary for a fractured hip

A fractured hip will impact you in many ways. In addition to the pain and discomfort, you’re likely to find it impossible to walk. This will lead you to receive immediate medical attention, with the hopes of finding…

Could your Social Security disability claim be denied?

If you file a Social Security disability claim, you hope that you begin to receive benefits in the immediate future. Unfortunately, the exact opposite may happen. You could receive a denial letter, thus forcing you to learn more…

These machine safety tips can help prevent a serious accident

Depending on your profession, operating heavy equipment may be something you do all day, every day. For example, factory workers often use many types of machinery to improve efficiency and complete difficult tasks in a more timely manner.…

A vertebral fracture requires specialized medical care

Any type of back or neck injury, especially one that involves a fracture, requires specialize medical care. Assuming this type of injury can heal on its own is a mistake, as it could result in a variety of…

First-aid for a broken bone: Do you know what to do?

Many types of accidents can cause broken bones. They range from slip-and-falls to motor vehicle crashes. If you suspect that you have a fracture, it’s imperative to remain calm and get first-aid until you can receive professional medical…

Why do company owners, supervisors retaliate?

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the workplace. There are times when this is purposeful and times when it’s not, but either way, it…

Do you qualify for Family and Medical Leave Act?

There may come a point in your life when you need to take time away from work as the result of a medical concern. If this happens, learn more about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). More…

The 5 primary treatment methods for a dislocated shoulder

There are many causes of a dislocated shoulder, ranging from a slip and fall to blunt force trauma. Regardless of the cause, you shouldn’t attempt to treat this injury without professional assistance. Doing so can cause long-term harm,…

Understand Social Security disability credits and your age

One of the hardest things to deal with as a young worker is the thought of being unable to work because of a disability. You are only in your twenties, but your first job resulted in a serious…

Understand your right to accurate payments for your time

You have worked for your employer for several months, and you’ve started to notice a trend. Although you are working over 40 hours a week, you aren’t seeing any overtime pay. At first, you thought that you had…

Neck strain treatment: Take these immediate steps

A neck strain injury can impact anyone at any time. From a receptionist who sits and their desk and types all day to a construction worker doing manual labor, you never know if you’ll find yourself facing this…

How does the Americans with Disabilities Act protect me?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect in 1990. Once it did, it made it illegal for all types of employers including labor organizations, staffing agencies, local or state governments and private employers to discriminate against…

A herniated disk can stop you in your tracks

The second you suffer a neck or back injury is the second you’ll realize you require medical assistance. This isn’t typically the type of injury that you’re able to effectively treat on your own. A herniated disk can result…

A long time Commerce postal carrier is struck, killed

A 30-year veteran mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, who also served as pastor at a church in La Mirada, was struck and killed by a motorist in Commerce on Dec. 3. According to a spokesperson with…

A neck sprain is more painful than it sounds

With so many ligaments and muscles in your neck, it’s possible you could suffer an injury at some point. For example, a sprain or tear can occur as the result of a collision, fall or sudden movement. Some…

Heavy lifting can result in a serious injury

Depending on your job, lifting heavy objects may be part of your day-to-day work experience. Back, knee and shoulder injuries are among the most common types of injuries suffered by “blue collar” workers in America. Lifting injuries can…

A television executive accuses Charter, Comcast of discrimination

On Nov. 23, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit judge in Pasadena issued a ruling that will allow an African-American entrepreneur to continue pursuing a racial discrimination lawsuit against Charter Communications and Comcast. The plaintiff…

An Alhambra newspaper worker is allegedly killed by his co-worker

The 58-year-old China Press founder was shot dead in his newspaper’s Alhambra office, located at 2121 W. Mission Road on Nov. 16. Police dispatch first received a call right before 9:30 a.m. that fateful morning from a man…

2 female Riot Games workers sue for discrimination, lost wages

One former and one current Riot Games employees have sued the developer of the popular “League of Legends” video game for harassment, discrimination and violating California’s Equal Pay Act. Their suit was filed in the Superior Court of…

What’s the best way to treat a broken collarbone?

There are many ways you can break your collarbone. From a slip and fall to blunt force trauma, this bone could break if it’s struck with enough force or in an awkward manner. The diagnosis of a broken…

Color discrimination can be different than racial discrimination

You know that racial discrimination is illegal in the workplace, but did you know that discrimination based on skin color is also prohibited? A lot of times, the two clearly overlap, as skin color is one primary indicator…

Landscapers must protect against a variety of potential accidents

Working as a landscaper is a rewarding job. In the modern American economy, it is one of the few remaining jobs where you can take a picture of your work at the end of the day. But gardening…

What type of neck fracture treatment is best?

A neck fracture is a serious injury that can result in paralysis among various other health concerns. For this reason, immediate medical attention is a must. If there is any possibility of a neck fracture, it’s better to…

Pinched nerve causes and symptoms

Even thinking about a pinched nerve may be enough to make you cringe. If you ever experience this injury, it’s safe to assume you won’t enjoy the pain and discomfort associated with it. A pinched nerve occurs when…

Machinery in the workplace creates risk factors

While big machines in the workplace make hard work easier for everyone involved, they don’t come without a human cost. Unfortunately, there is a safety trade-off that comes with the labor-reducing benefits of large machines. Anything from a…

Tips for reducing the odds of an electrical accident at work

When looking at fatal workplace injuries, did you know that electrocutions come in second overall in the construction industry? They are part of the famous “fatal four,” and they make up 8.2 percent of the fatal accidents on…

Reporting a wage and hour violation: Know your rights

As an employee, there are both federal and state laws in place to protect your legal rights. For example, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is in place to ensure that all employers pay the federal minimum…

Your immigration status doesn’t affect workers’ compensation

People with questionable immigration status often live their lives in fear. Whether you cross the border without proper paperwork or have stayed past the expiration date on your work visa, it is common to worry about the consequences…

A slipped disk requires immediate treatment

You can suffer many types of injuries on the job, with those to your back or neck among the most serious. A slipped disk, for example, can alter your health in many ways. Furthermore, this injury calls for…

Religious discrimination: Things you need to know

Regardless of the company you work for, the industry or your position, you should never run into issues as the result of your religion. Unfortunately, religious discrimination remains a problem throughout the country. Religious discrimination involves treating a…

Follow these tips for safer trenching

Depending on your profession, you may find yourself working in a trench every now and again. In fact, this may be a big part of your job on a daily basis. While trenching and excavating can be safe,…

Electrocution accidents at work are a major concern

Regardless of your profession, you are likely exposed to electrical energy at some point in your workday. For example, if you work in a traditional office, you may have a variety of power cords plugged into a power…

Construction workers: Never forget these ladder safety tips

The longer workers use ladders on their daily job, the higher the statistical likelihood that a fall will occur. Many fall injuries happen simply because workers become too comfortable and complacent as they become more and more familiar…

These construction site injuries are serious and require care

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…

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