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January 2016 Archives

Unsafe scaffolding is the cause of many workplace injuries

Despite regular hazard alerts about the dangers of scaffolds, construction workers in California continue to be exposed to unsafe structures. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict regulations related to the erection of scaffolding structures. Unfortunately, many construction workers suffer workplace injuries due to non-compliance with safety rules.

Workplace accidents: Toppled crane traps worker between K-rails

California workers who are involved in road construction work will always be at risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries. Workplace accidents in construction zones where safety hazards include cranes and other heavy-duty equipment are not uncommon. One such incident occurred recently in San Diego.

Workplace accidents: UPS big rig kills UPS worker

Whenever vehicles are moving about a work site, those working on foot are at risk. Company owners have to establish a vehicle safety protocol to limit the speed of vehicles and ensure that all workers are aware of the hazardous areas in order to prevent workplace accidents. A California worker recently lost his life when he was struck by a company vehicle.

Third-party cases: Dump truck driver sued after crushing worker

When California workers suffer on-the-job injuries, they are entitled to pursue benefits claims through the workers' compensation insurance system. However, under certain circumstances, additional compensation may be pursued. Third-party cases are those in which a worker's injuries were caused by someone not linked to the company at which the worker is employed. Such cases are litigated in a civil court.

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