I hurt my wrist at work, and was given restrictions of can't use my right hand. My job said they would let me work around it, but they have cut my hours and shifts to once a week. What can I do?
The place knows nothing about workers' comp at all and doesn't have a book or any guidelines about how to handle any injuries that happen at work. I just want to make sure I don't get screwed over. I live in California if that matters. Any information you can give would be appreciated.
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ANSWER for "Actions to take after hurt wrist?":
California law requires an employer with even one employee to provide workers' comp coverage. According to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations your employer:
"...must post the Notice to Employees poster in a conspicuous place at the work site. This poster provides employees with information on your workers' compensation coverage and where to get medical care for work injuries. Specific requirements are contained in sections 3550-3553 of the California Labor Code. Failure to post this notice is a misdemeanor that can result in a civil penalty of up to $7,000 per violation."
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