November 2018 Archives

Obtaining SSDI benefits for back pain


Many people in Stockton and the surrounding area suffer from chronic back pain. Such pain has differing levels of severity. Some back pain can easily be ignored, while some is so severe that a person cannot even walk or work. Many people who suffer from back pain ask if they can receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for such pain. The answer is a qualified "yes," if certain conditions can be satisfied.

Court affirms Cal/OSHA order assessing $25,560 in workplace fines


When a California worker is injured on the job, the employer's first concern is usually the amount of workers' compensation benefits that it may be required to pay. Because workers in California cannot sue their employers for on-the-job accidents, employers often overlook the actual cause of the accident. An agency in the California Department of Industrial Relations was created to ensure that employers were held accountable for their failure to remedy unsafe working conditions. The agency's formal name is the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, but it is better known as Cal/OSHA. Cal/OSHA frequently investigates the cause of industrial accidents, and it has the power to issue fines for safety regulation violations.

Cal/OSHA begins investigation of fatal construction site accident


The California Department of Industrial Relations includes an important agency that is responsible for ensuring workplace safety. The formal name of agency is the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, but it is informally known as "Cal/OSHA" in a nod to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Cal/OSHA is responsible for many tasks, but none is more important than the investigation of workplace accidents and the enforcement of the state's workplace safety laws.

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