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September 2015 Archives

Workers' compensation declines claim of woman who collapsed

California workers have certain rights, and one of them is the right to safe workplace environments. Not all workplace accidents cause physical injuries, and in some industries, unfair pressure and excessive working hours can cause occupational conditions that can be life-threatening. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to substantiate workers' compensation claims in such circumstances.

Construction workers' accidents may lead to third-party cases

Workers who spend their working hours in construction zones along California highways are extremely vulnerable. In addition to the hazards posed by the heavy equipment typically used during road construction, the actions of drivers traveling through construction zones can never be anticipated. The risks are even higher for those working at night as, unfortunately, drunk driving is prevalent in the early morning hours. When construction workers' accidents are caused by passing drivers, it is not uncommon for third-party cases to arise.

Workplace accidents: Unprotected worker dies in forklift accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration expects employers to comply with safety regulations at all times. These rules include basics such as providing workers with hard hats and other protective gear. Sadly, many fatal workplace accidents nationwide, including in California, result from violations of these basic regulations.

Workplace accidents: Electrical shock kills 1 and injures 2

Workers in California who are in the employ of companies that disregard worker safety are at a severe disadvantage. Employers must do hazard assessments on every work site and address potential risks that may cause workplace accidents. Unfortunately, some company owners fail to comply with the prescribed safety regulations, and injured workers and their families have to bear the consequences.

Construction workers' accidents: Scaffold fall ends in death

Construction company owners must protect their workers from the many safety hazards presented by construction sites. Falls from scaffolds represent a significant percentage of construction workers' accidents. Work safety officials in California and elsewhere say that most scaffold falls are preventable if the regulations regarding the construction of the structure and the fall protection of the workers are followed.

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