When most people in California think about workplace injuries, they often think of the catastrophic -- or even fatal -- injuries that come with falls or working with heavy machinery. However, some injuries -- known as repetitive motion injuries -- may develop over a period of time, and though they may not seem as serious, they can be equally as debilitating. Those suffering from such injuries in California often deserve workers' compensation insurance benefits but may be unsure how to secure them.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health requires employers to provide safe work environments. Not all business owners comply, and unsafe conditions cause many on-the-job accidents. However, safety authorities say unsafe acts by workers contribute to a significant percentage of work-related injuries in all industries.