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New Workplace Safety Measures for Film Sets

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on January 5, 2015
In Workers Compensation News

The majority of Occupational Safety Hazard Administration (OSHA) news headlines involve safety hazards at construction sites, factories, and manufacturing plants. There are many other types of workplaces, however, where employees are put in hazardous situations. Some of these industries require additional regulations and oversight to prevent accidents. The film industry, for example, now has a… Read More

Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation workers will be receiving $26 million from the city because they were not allowed to nap during meal breaks. Out of context, the subject of the agreed settlement sounds trite, but the lawsuit brought by the workers raised very serious issues concerning worker safety and fatigue. The sanitation department has… Read More

A new survey conducted by FindLaw.com says that 21% of Americans have suffered an injury on the job that was severe enough to make them take time off from work. The survey, which asked 1,000 employees about their workplace experiences, broke down what the most common workplace injuries are, who suffered them, and who didn’t report an… Read More

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that medical reports made by out-of-network doctors can be used as evidence in workers’ compensation cases in California. The case heard by the California Supreme Court involved a worker who was injured when she fell while at work. She was first seen by a doctor in her employers’ medical… Read More

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently released the first of several new regulations designed to implement the recent changes to workers’ compensation laws that were passed by the state legislature. The new workers’ compensation law increased permanent disability benefits, created an independent medical panel to review injuries, and made changes to lien and… Read More

An employee mistake at Oak River Insurance Co. recently led to the accidental release of personal information on about 2,700 southern California workers’ compensation recipients, according to a recent article from the Associated Press. The insurance company is warning recipients to be on the lookout for identity theft as it works to fix the mistake. The… Read More

A bill that introduces several cost-saving reforms to California’s workers’ compensation system has passed through both houses of the state legislature and is awaiting the governor’s signature, according to an article in the Sacramento Bee. The California Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) predicts that the bill will save millions in several key areas, while providing equal… Read More

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently announced its support for a plan to reform workers’ compensation in CA to improve delivery of benefits to injured workers and those suffering from occupational illnesses, according to an article in the Sacramento Bee. The reforms are aimed at saving money, cutting court costs, and improving benefits, timeliness, and quality… Read More

National Football League (NFL) players who are injured on the job may be able to seek workers’ compensation benefits in California if they can demonstrate that their injuries took place in California, regardless of the provisions governing workers’ compensation in their NFL contracts, according to a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit. The case heard… Read More

California’s lawmakers are poised to consider a package of reforms to the state’s workers’ compensation laws, according to a recent article in the Orange County Register. If passed, the bill will mean several changes to workers’ compensation laws that will directly affect injured California workers. The proposed bill would add $720 million each year to provide… Read More

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