Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C

Fear of retaliation prevents some workers from filing claims

When you work as an employee in California, you typically have the legal right to workers’ compensation for any injuries you suffer or illnesses you acquire while working. After all, this is the entire point of the program. It is meant to protect workers from incurring substantial medical debt or becoming impoverished due to a…

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Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C

Workplace injuries: YouTube shooting underscores violence threat

According to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, employers in California must provide safe work environments that are free of known hazards. They are responsible for the health and safety of employees and they must prevent workplace injuries. However, the prevalence of violence in workplaces is raising concern because it is becoming exceedingly…

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Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C

Things to know about repetitive motion injuries

Depending on your profession, there’s a chance you could put stress on the same body part, day in and day out. While this doesn’t appear to be a big deal, the stress can have an impact on your body over time. This is where a repetitive motion injury could come into play. Also known as…

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Michael Burgis & Associates, P.C

New rules may limit workplace injuries for housekeepers

Six years after representatives of hotel workers asked the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board to create new regulatory standards for the on-the-job hazards that housekeepers in hotels face, their efforts paid off. On March 9, the Office of Administrative Law approved the ergonomic standard that will protect housekeepers from workplace injuries. The California Division…

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