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Who is covered by workers' compensation insurance?

Almost all workers can receive workers' compensation benefits if they suffer an on-the-job injury. Both part-time and full-time employees are generally covered by these valuable benefits as long as their compensable injuries or illnesses happened during the course and scope of their employment.

What should railroad workers do after a workplace injury?

Railroad workers receive a special kind of protection in the event of a work-related injury. These employees are protected under the Federal Employers Liability Act, which is also known as FELA. However, in order to protect their rights to receive compensation after a workplace injury, railroad workers need take several important and necessary steps.

Why can't firefighting contractors sue the state of California?

Countless California workers and their families rely on the state's workers' compensation program to provide money to pay for medical care and death benefits in the event of an on-the-job accident. However, one category of worker -- who risks his or her life for the community -- cannot get workers' compensation or sue the state of California for benefits relating to an on-the-job event. This person is the firefighting contractor.

99 percent of NFL player brains have injuries

A study has examined the donated brains of NFL players and other football players. Among the 202 brains of football players that scientists examined, 87 percent showed signs of brain damage. Meanwhile, among the 111 belonging to National Football League players, 99 percent showed brain damage.

Keep your hands safe with the right gloves at work

Depending on the type of job you perform, your hands could be exposed to a lot of dangers on the job. As such, you will want to know what kinds of gloves to use and when. Fortunately, the following gloves are available for just about every kind of workplace hazard you might encounter:

The unshocking truth: How to prevent electrocution

Most construction workers find themselves at risk of electrocution at some point in their jobs. Even if you don't work with electrical wires you could be at risk of electrocution if you use power tools -- especially while performing your job duties outdoors.

Hard hats: They save lives

Hard hats are kind of like seat belts for a lot of Santa Ana construction workers. Everyone knows they save lives, but they're not very comfortable, they don't look "cool," and sometimes workers don't feel like putting them on. However, every time you take your hard hat off on the job, you're risking life.

Were you hurt in your airline job?

If you work for an airline, you know that your job comes with various stresses and dangers that are entirely unique to the job. If you get hurt as a result of job conditions as an airline employee, rest assured that California's workers' compensation laws have you covered. You can pursue financial compensation to pay for your medical care and time spent unable to work.

Is your job causing you to have high blood pressure?

Every day it seems like the pressure at work is mounting, right? Things go from bad to worse, you can't ever keep up, and everything is a big "cluster jumble." All you can do is your best, to get the most necessary things done so that your entire company doesn't collapse.

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