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A man sitting on the ground next to a damaged car after a car accident - Leep Tescher Helfman and Zanze
  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: March 17, 2023

Thousands of workers hit the road as part of their job every day in California. There are numerous professionals whose job consists almost exclusively of driving. Some people drive their own vehicles, while others operate vehicles from a fleet maintained by their employer. From those who operate school buses to those who provide rideshare services or deliver pizzas, many workers are on the road for almost their entire shift. There are countless other employees who have to run errands or drive to client locations as part of their jobs. A manager at a restaurant might…Read More

A man in a suit lying on the floor with his phone. Workplace risks in restaurants - Leep Tescher Helfman and Zanze
  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: January 17, 2023

The average person might not understand how demanding restaurant work can be, let alone how dangerous it often is. Many fail to understand the skill required to handle the constant pressure that comes with restaurant jobs. The professionals that serve in the restaurant industry often work long hours to provide service for customers, and they also frequently put themselves at risk of serious injury. What makes restaurant work so dangerous? Slip-And-Falls People can slip and fall in any environment, but a restaurant is a perfect storm of dangerous conditions. People have to move at a…Read More

Construction workers lying on the ground, representing workplace injuries - Leep Tescher Helfman and Zanze
  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: November 18, 2022

There are many different kinds of jobs, but no matter what kind of work people have, there’s always the chance of injury. Workplace injuries happen much more often than people realize. There’s nearly an accident every minute, with millions of accidents happening across the country every year. Every job has its own unique struggles. And, while each injury is unique, many of them fit into a few categories. Here are the most common workplace injuries: Slip And Falls People slip and fall at home all the time, so it’s only likely people will have the same issues…Read More

A man in a wheelchair sits at a desk with a laptop, symbolizing returning to his job after a work-related injury. - Leep Tescher Helfman and Zanze
  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: September 21, 2022

If you were off the job due to a work-related injury and were receiving workers’ comp, you may have reasonable concerns about going back to work. Will you be able to perform the job successfully? Will you aggravate the injury you just recovered from? Will your employer be flexible if you have certain physical restrictions on what you can safely do? All these worries are quite understandable. As much as you want to get back to work, you want to do so in a manner that protects your physical well-being. While You Are Healing While…Read More

Nurse with a sprained wrist, wearing a brace - Leep Tescher Helfman and Zanze
  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: September 19, 2022

Nursing can be a very dangerous industry to work in. Nurses spend every day working with sick and injured patients, and this can sometimes create a dangerous environment. They need to be wary of the injury risks. It’s impossible to predict all of the different ways people can be hurt on the job, but you can look at overall trends and statistics to find out what happens most often. Below are a few examples of the common injuries that nurses suffer every year in the United States. Overexertion Injuries These often happen when nurses are asked to…Read More

Three individuals sitting at a table laptops discussing loss in the workplace - Leep Tescher Helfman and Zanze
  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: August 31, 2022

In many cases, an injury at work is something that takes place all at once. A worker is completely healthy, for instance, and then they suffer a head injury in a fall. They get rushed to the hospital and it’s clear that they’ve been injured that very day. However, there are a lot of workplace injuries that are a bit more cumulative in nature. The effects build up over time. This doesn’t make them less serious, but it does sometimes cause workers to overlook the issues. They simply don’t realize that they’re being harmed in…Read More

A woman sitting on a table hand on eyes - Work-Related Eye Injuries
  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: August 23, 2022

It is estimated that more than 2,000 workers in the U.S. injure their eyes so severely on the job that they require medical treatment. Unfortunately, eye injuries are not only somewhat common, but they can also be serious and lead to lifelong issues. Learn more about work-caused eye injuries here. Workplace Eye Injuries There are two main causes of work-caused eye injuries. One is because workers fail to wear eye protection, and the other is if they wear the wrong type of protection for their work. When this happens, their eyes are at risk of being…Read More

Worker sitting on the ground with injured leg - Leep Tescher Helfman and Zanze
  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: August 19, 2022

If you suffer injury or illness at work, you probably know you can claim workers’ compensation. Most California employers must hold it, and as it is no-fault insurance should cover most cases. What you might not know is what workers’ compensation covers. Is it just your medical bills? Or more? Here is what workers’ compensation could cover in California: 1. Medical Treatment Depending on the extent of the injury or illness, you could require considerable medical treatment, as well as rehabilitation. The cost of ongoing medical care can be costly, and you might require care…Read More

Two Qualified Medical Examiner engaging in a discussion - Leep Tescher Helfman and Zanze
  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: August 9, 2022

Some California workers’ compensation claims are quick and straightforward. The employee has an obvious injury that directly relates to the job that they do, and their employer acknowledges that they need support. The worker will apply for and receive benefits, and they can trust that their employer will accommodate their work restrictions as they transition back to their job. Other times, the employer might try to fight the worker. They may question whether the injury is serious enough to warrant accommodations and benefits and may even claim that the worker didn’t incur their injury on…Read More

A man with hand on his back - Back pain at the workplace - Leep Tescher Helfman and Zanze
  • By: Benjamin Helfman, Esq.
  • Published: July 28, 2022

Back pain is a very common health issue that affects people from all backgrounds and professions. Certain professions do have higher risks. If you work in health care, for example, you have roughly a 70% chance of developing back issues. Anyone who lifts or twists on the job could suffer a serious back injury. Despite their prevalence and how much they can affect someone’s quality of life and ability to work, back injuries are among the medical issues people are most likely to ignore or downplay at first. A surprising number of adults try to continue working…Read More

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