• The Most Common Types of Construction Accidents

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 27-Sep-2018

    Construction workers, roofers, first-line supervisors, electricians, carpenters, and others who work in the private construction industry are at high risk of serious injuries. In fact, it is estimated that 1 in 5 workplace fatalities are in the construction industry. Non-fatal construction accidents can have devastating consequences, and victims may sustain spinal cord damage, traumatic brain ...
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  • Repetitive Strain Injuries - Tips for Prevention

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 14-Sep-2018

    Repetitive strain injuries occur from overuse over a long period of time. The muscles, ligaments, and tendons may become inflamed from doing the same motion for hours. Workers who bend over, lift heavy loads, reach overhead, or type all day are at high risk of repetitive strain injuries. Symptoms include pain, tingling, numbness, loss of sensation, stiffness, inability to sleep, and decreased ...
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  • Are Business Professionals at Risk for On-the-Job Injuries?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 3-Sep-2018

    While many people only think blue collar workers, such as those in the construction or manufacturing industries, are at risk for on-the-job injuries, white collar employees could also suffer significant injuries as a result of their working environment. Business professionals are not immune to workplace accidents. In fact, slip and fall accidents at work and repetitive strain from sitting in a ...
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  • 3 Back Strengthening Exercises for Workers

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 30-Aug-2018

    Whether you lift heavy loads at a construction site or sit at a desk all day, you could be at risk for serious back injuries. Repetitive strain, as well as sudden accidents, could cause muscle strain, weakness, disc herniation, and other injuries. There are some simple yet effective exercises you can do to help strengthen and relax your back to prevent an injury. Whatever your situation, these ...
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  • 5 Reasons Your Workers' Comp Claim May Have Been Denied

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 21-Aug-2018

    Suffering a workplace injury is stressful enough without having to deal with complicated legal issues. Workers’ compensation benefits provide financial relief for medical expenses, lost wages, disability, and other economic damages. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you may be left to pay for your medical care out of your own pocket, which could put you under financial ...
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  • Assembly Member Blanca Rubio Calls for an Audit of the California Workers' Comp System

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 8-Aug-2018

    Rubio Says California’s Workers’ Compensation System Needs Fixing (And she’s right!) Countless people with legitimate work-related injuries have to jump through innumerable hoops and put up a long fight in order to gain access to the fair compensation they deserve—but leaders like democratic Assembly Member Blanca Rubio are calling for change. Rubio illustrates the ...
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  • What to Do After a Workplace Accident

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 3-Aug-2018

    Being injured at work is a stressful experience. If you have been injured while on the job, there are several steps you need to take to protect your ability to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. Our firm has guided hundreds of clients through the California workers’ compensation process. We will help you file a claim and seek the benefits you need to recover and move forward from ...
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  • CAAA Provides Commentary on MTUS & EBM to Department of Industrial Relations

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 1-Aug-2018

    The California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA) is a Teamsters affiliate that focuses on providing legal advocacy and guidance to tens of thousands of union members throughout the state. The organization also uses its experience and influence to help improve California legislation that deals with the rights of injured workers. The Law Offices of Wax & Wax’s very own Alan ...
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  • Rotator Cuff Injuries - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 24-Jul-2018

    Rotator cuff injuries can be incredibly painful. They affect workers in a variety of industries, and could be caused by repetitive strain or by sudden accidents. Painters, carpenters, and construction workers are at particularly high risk for rotator cuff tears because they have to lift heavy loads and work with their arms above their heads on a regular basis. The Anatomy of a Rotator Cuff The ...
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  • Workers' Comp Insurance Rating Bureau Release Annual State of the System Report

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 19-Jul-2018

    Insurance Industry Reports Heightened Costs Stemming from IMR and IBR Processes According to an annual report put out by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau, the total costs associated with independent medical reviews (IMRs) and independent bill reviews (IBRs) have increased. Despite reduced insurance premiums and fewer claims being filed, IMRs and IBRs are costing more. This ...
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  • Employer Responsibilities to Provide Workers' Comp Insurance

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 12-Jul-2018

    After you have suffered an occupational injury or illness, the medical bills can quickly pile up. That is where workers’ compensation comes in. The workers’ comp process is designed to provide financial relief to employees who have suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses. Are all employers required to provide workers’ comp coverage? Workers’ Comp Requirements in ...
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  • California Requirements for Returning to Work After an Injury

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 3-Jul-2018

    If you have been injured on the job, you may have to miss weeks or months of work. Your doctor will evaluate your condition and provide a report regarding any work restrictions you may have after your injury. When you are ready to return to work in any degree, your employer is required to comply with your doctor’s report. Under California laws, you may only have 30 days to accept the offer ...
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  • What Workers' Comp Benefits Am I Entitled To?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 28-Jun-2018

    After a workplace injury, it is important to seek workers’ compensation as soon as possible. Medical bills for treatment may be expensive, and you could be out of work for weeks, months, or even years. We have helped countless clients achieve favorable outcomes in workers’ comp cases, and will diligently represent you every step of the way. Workers’ Comp Benefits in California ...
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  • What Is Ergonomics?

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 19-Jun-2018

    Creating an ergonomic working environment is very beneficial. It increases the comfort of employees, and also increases their safety. Repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck strain, and ligament or muscle injuries, may be prevented by using ergonomic equipment. Ergonomics – Definition Ergonomics is the science of arranging a workspace to maximize the ...
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  • How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Posted By Law Offices of Wax & Wax || 13-Jun-2018

    Carpal tunnel syndrome affects more than 8 million people in the United States annually, resulting in more than 230,000 corrective surgeries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Workers who type all day are at the highest risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. However, there are steps you can take to help prevent ...
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