In the legal system, there are three different kinds of stress claims that can arise at work: 1) Physical-mental, 2) Mental-physical, 3) Mental-mental
Whether you are working at a warehouse, construction project, or manufacturing plant, there is a risk for employee job site injuries. About 2.9 million workplace injuries occur every year and if you file a worker's compensation claim, there's a risk that your claim can be denied.
What you might not know is that you can file an appeal if you take these steps ASAP.
Recently, a California court made it more difficult for companies to designate workers as independent contractors instead of employees. By adopting an "ABC" test to determine worker status, the court found that people who performed duties within the "usual course" of a company's business may, in fact, be employees even if they are called independent contractors.
Most of us spend a significant part of each day at work. Although some occupations are obviously more dangerous than others, employees can be injured in any work environment. The California workers' compensation system has been designed to provide benefits to workers injured on the job, including medical care and disability benefits.
If you're ever injured on the job, it's likely that you're entitled to workers' compensation benefits. In fact, the rules are set up so that, even if you are hurt at work due to your own mistake, you can still receive compensation
Are you an independent contractor or an employee? It's an important issue in labor law, because independent contractors aren't covered by the same protections as employees, such as hours and wages laws, anti-discrimination laws -- and workers' compensation.
ProPublica and NPR released a critical and devastating critique of the systematic gutting that the workers compensation system that has taken place over the last 20 years, with a particular focus on the reduction of benefits in California that has taken place courtesy of the decision-makers in Sacramento.