California Highway Patrol (CHP) has begun auditing the inspection records of Graniterock, one of California's longest standing construction companies, following the death and serious injury of two of their employees. The accident occurred on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, on Highway 17 near Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz.
When you are injured at work, you are facing several different challenges. The severity of the injury is one of the biggest factors that impacts your future. If you have to miss work, you might not be able to pay your bills. If you need to get medical care, you might be worried about the cost of getting it.
If you have been injured on the job, or if a loved one passed due to a job-related accident, you are entitled to certain benefits from the State of California Department of Industrial Relations worker's compensation. Because of the complexity of the system and the process, you should retain a California worker's compensation attorney to help you file for worker's compensation.
The enactment of Proposition 64 legalized recreational marijuana for California residents age 21 years and older. They are now free to smoke, vape or consume marijuana-laced treats without fear of criminal prosecution.
Few line items in a budget affect an employer’s bottom line more than workplace injuries. The costs associated with medical treatment, partial pay and lost productivity nationwide are in the billions of dollars.