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Before the Occupational Safety and Health Act, workers were afforded little to no protection from potential hazards in the workplace. The law was the culmination of efforts dating back to before the American Civil War. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 governs federal law that deals with occupational health and safety in both… Read More

OSHA has established rules and regulations regarding the construction industry to help increase safety on construction sites. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is responsible for establishing safety rules for all employees regardless of industry. However, the construction industry presents several unique work hazards. Safety standards for the construction industry are in place based on… Read More

In the News: Workers’ Compensation

By Kenton Koszdin on September 18, 2018
In Workers Compensation News

The world of Workers’ Compensation has been changing, especially in California where 20% of the Worker’s Comp premium is generated. It is important to keep up with the importance of these changes by keeping up with California Workers’ Comp News. Lately, the Workers’ Comp system has been evaluated, including changes in the premiums taken from… Read More

Massage therapists have very strong hands, wrists and arms, job requirements when you spend your days kneading away tension and knots in your clients. But strength isn’t enough to prevent therapist injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Some massage techniques including deep tissue work can lead to shoulder and neck strain. These injuries are caused… Read More

If you have any questions about benefits related to Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation, call the Kenton Koszdin Law Office today! We’re here to help if you’ve suffered a workplace injury or disability. Many employees injured on the job are afraid that filing a workers’ compensation claim will cause their employer to react negatively… Read More

The California Supreme Court recently changed how companies classify workers as independent contractors vs. employees. The Court instituted an “ABC” test, similar to those currently in use in Massachusetts and New Jersey, to replace the prior 10-factor test for determining employee status. The ABC test is much simpler and considers a worker as an independent… Read More

Legislation to make sure that women with work-related breast cancer aren’t shortchanged on Workers’ Compensation (WC) claims is one step closer to being enacted. A KUSI Newsroom update reported that the bill, sponsored by State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, intends to remedy current state WC practices that do not conform to guidelines established by the… Read More

Greyhound Customized Ergonomic Training Reduces Injuries

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on September 21, 2017
In Social Security Disability

With tailored ergonomic training, Greyhound Lines Inc. has reduced its Workers’ Compensation claims by 60% over the past 6 years. 70% of the company’s injuries are related to materials handling including lifting, twisting, pushing and pulling. With 7,000 employees, the company experienced 745 injuries in 2010, mostly musculoskeletal. That number was dramatically reduced to 295 in 2016…. Read More

Seven workers were hurt in a Los Angeles construction accident when a section of the floor they were working on collapsed. According to an LA Downtown News report, the construction accident occurred at the South Park housing project in Downtown Los Angeles. Officials say a section of the second floor that was about 30-by-20 foot in size… Read More

In 2012, a new medical review process was created to streamline disputes over approved care. The new law allowed independent doctors to resolve disputes without getting judges involved. According to Rawstory.com, however, the change led to tens of thousands of injured workers being denied treatments that were recommended by their physicians. The law also made insurers… Read More

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