At Thomas F. Martin, PLC, Orange County Workers’ Compensation Attorney Thomas Martin has helped many injured workers seek fair workers’ compensation benefits after being in a workplace accident. But no matter how much we enjoy our job and serving injured workers, it would be better if there were no on-the-job accidents in the first place. After all, workplace safety may ultimately be the responsibility of employers, supervisors, regulators, and parent companies.
Keep these tips to avoid common workplace accidents in mind whenever on-the-job: (more…)
Employees working in a variety of industries and fields may encounter dangerous toxic chemicals. Unfortunately, some workplaces are not promoting the safe handling of chemicals, leading to tragic work injuries each year. (more…)
According to the United States Department of Labor (DOL), workers’ comp laws across the country could be in for a big change down the road. Currently, most workers’ compensation programs are run at a state-level but talks of developing legislation could potentially add massive federal government oversight. Many organizations, including the popular National Public Radio (NPR), have expressed concern that this would likely lead to a trend of weakening compensation benefits and laws as a whole; other groups with the same sentiment include insurance companies and small-scale employers. (more…)