Workers’ Compensation

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Why Must You Be Cautious of Chemical Exposure in the Workplace?

On-the-job chemical exposure affects workers in more industries than most people are aware of. Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose significant internal health hazards and physical hazards for workers throughout California across various industries. Here, we want to examine some of the most common chemical exposure issues workers face, as well as some of the… read more

What is Considered an Unsafe Work Environment

Some jobs come with more inherent risks than others, but that does not mean employers or regulators get to take shortcuts. Every worker in California deserves a workplace that is made as safe as possible, given the nature of the occupation or tasks in question. However, there are times when employers allow unsafe work environments… read more

How are California Workers’ Comp Settlements Calculated 

If you sustain an injury or illness caused by the workplace, you deserve compensation. However, you need to know how much compensation you will receive so that you can establish an adequate financial plan for yourself and your family as you recover from your injury or illness. Here, we want to review how workers’ compensation… read more

What Happens if My Employer Denies My Workers’ Compensation Claim?

If you or somebody you love has sustained a workplace injury but received a claim denial from the employer or an insurance carrier, you may need to go through the official appeals process in order to recover the benefits you are entitled to. However, appealing a workers’ compensation decision can be challenging, and we encourage… read more

What Is Workplace Retaliation? 

No individual should have to face unfair treatment in the workplace, including retaliation from a supervisor or their employer. Retaliation can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, employees face backlash for reporting unsafe working conditions or discrimination in the workplace. In other cases, individuals face retaliation simply because of who they are, particularly if… read more

Limits to At-Will Employment in California

Most areas around the country are considered at-will employment states, including California. This means a few things. First, an employer can terminate an employee at any time, with or without cause. Additionally, this means that an employee can leave their job for any reason without giving their employer notice. However, the at-will employment doctrine does… read more

Can You Sue a Toxic Workplace in California For Emotional Damages?

Work can be stressful sometimes, but there is such a thing as a toxic workplace. When a workplace becomes toxic, this can lead to significant emotional and psychological stress for workers. Not every toxic workplace revolves around illegal activity, but if the employer was negligent or intentionally inflicted emotional distress, California workers may be able… read more

Suing Your California Employer For a Slip and Fall Injury at Work

If you or somebody you care about has sustained a slip and fall injury at work in California, there is a good chance you will need compensation for medical bills and maybe even lost wages if you are unable to work. Most California employees are able to recover workers’ compensation in these situations, but it… read more

Types of Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation

If you or somebody you care about has sustained a workplace injury or illness in California, you should be able to recover various types of benefits through the workers’ compensation system. However, most people do not tend to think about what types of benefits they will receive until after they sustain an on-the-job injury. Here,… read more

California Workplace Retaliation Laws

In the state of California, workers are employed “at-will,” which means that they are free to leave their employment anytime they like and for whatever reason. This also means that they can be terminated for just about any reason as well. However, California law does prohibit employers from engaging in workplace retaliation in specific circumstances,… read more