Heat Exposure Injuries

Summer in California can be relentless, posing a significant health risk to workers who labor outdoors or in poorly ventilated environments. Heat exposure injuries are a reality for many workers, and knowing your rights and how to obtain the compensation you deserve is essential. What Are They and Who Is Most at Risk? Heat exposure […]

Back Injuries from Lifting Objects at Work

Back injuries are one of the most common causes of pain and disability in the workplace. In California, workers injured by lifting heavy objects on the job may be entitled to workers’ compensation. How Do Back Injuries Occur? Back injuries can occur in various ways, including: Incorrect lifting: Using improper lifting techniques, such as lifting […]

What You Need to Know About Suing Your Employer

Have you been injured at work, and your employer is not providing you the compensation you deserve? At Julie O Legal, we understand how challenging it can be to face a workplace injury, especially when your employer is not cooperating. That’s why we want to help you understand your rights and the steps you can […]

Ensuring a Safe Work Environment: Shared Responsibility

All workers have the right to a safe work environment. Workplace safety protects employees’ health and physical integrity and benefits businesses by increasing productivity, reducing costs, and boosting morale. Employer Responsibility Implementing a safety program: This program should identify potential risks, establish control measures, and train employees. Providing adequate personal protective equipment: Equipment should be appropriate for […]

Injured at Work and Now Being Harassed by My Boss

An injury at work is an unfortunate experience that can generate stress, pain, and uncertainty. In addition to physical recovery, there is concern about job stability and financial future. The situation becomes even more complex and distressing if we add employer intimidation. In California, the law protects workers who suffer injuries at work. Intimidation or […]

Workplace injuries in the technology sector

The technology sector is one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing industries today. However, this growth has also brought with it an increase in workplace injuries. Main risks of workplace accidents in the technology sector: Technology workers face a number of workplace injury risks, including: It is important to take the following steps to protect […]

Can I change doctors if I am injured at work?

If you have been injured at work, it is essential that you receive proper medical care. In California, you have the right to choose your own workers’ compensation doctor. However, there are some rules you must follow when changing doctors. When can I change doctors? In general, you can change doctors at any time as […]

QME

After a workplace injury, getting the benefits you need can be complicated. For instance, your doctor may not agree to the care you need, or your employer may question your eligibility for benefits. In this case, you will need a qualified medical evaluator to provide you with an independent medical opinion. This is to help […]

How to prevent accidents in the construction industry

The construction industry is a high-risk environment, and accidents can have serious consequences for workers and the company. To reduce the risk of accidents, employers must take steps to protect their employees by implementing effective safety measures. This includes providing adequate training to maintain a safe work environment and ensuring that all safety equipment works […]

Amputations

Losing a limb is a traumatic event with a profound impact. This experience radically changes the way you face life since you have to adapt to new ways of carrying out activities. Additionally, you have to overcome the loss and sadness associated with this situation. The California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) has defined an […]