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May 2016 Archives

Workplace illness claims may be tricky to navigate

Although the California workers' compensation system covers occupational injuries and illnesses, claiming benefits for the latter can be complicated. The primary reason may be the fact that a workplace injury is typically caused by an actual incident that can be identified, and a workplace illness may only become evident after months of exposure to hazardous conditions. Fortunately, help is available in navigating benefits claims for occupational illnesses.

Workplace illness: Outdoor workers exposed to Zika virus

California workers who spend long hours working in the outdoors are exposed to more than just the danger of heat exhaustion. Another workplace illness outdoor workers will be exposed to this summer is infection by the Zika virus. This virus is borne by mosquitos and can be transmitted sexually.

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