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January 2017 Archives

When workplace injuries result in CRPS

When injured on the job, temporary pain is generally expected. What happens, though, if pain persists long after an injury occurs? CRPS, or complex regional pain syndrome, is actually a fairly common thing following injuries to the peripheral or central nervous system. This type of pain can be debilitating and can affect one's personal and professional life. California residents whose workplace injuries result in CRPS may access workers' compensation benefits to cover their losses.

Can cannabis be used to treat workplace injuries?

Many individuals in California utilize medicinal marijuana for pain management. It is not the recommended treatment in all cases, but for some it works better than other drug options. While cannabis use may be legal in the state, it is not something that is generally covered to treat workplace injuries. Is this something that will change, though?

California workplace illness: Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma

Asbestos is a material that is used in a variety of products. While it is not found as prominently as it once was, the risk of being exposed to it while on the job is still fairly high in certain fields of employment. Unfortunately, long-term exposure can negatively effect one's health, possibly resulting in mesothelioma -- a form of cancer. When a California resident suffers a workplace illness such as this, he or she may access work comp benefits, which would allow him or her to access medical care and continue to receive financial support while unable to work.

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