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June 2016 Archives

California workplace accidents: Uber driver contests comp offer

Many California workers have been injured on the job, rendered incapable of continuing in their positions of employment due to their conditions. Some workplace accidents also lead to legal challenges, especially when an employer or insurance company attempts to deny a claim or convince an injured worker to accept a settlement. One man recently injured on the job said that the settlement he was offered was ridiculously low.

Workplace accidents: Crane tips over onto boom truck, injures 1

Construction vehicles can pose severe injury hazards if they are not positioned securely. California employers must safeguard against workplace accidents by ensuring that hazard assessments are carried out by qualified individuals before equipment such as cranes are used. Operating heavy equipment that is standing on loose ground or an uneven surface can be life-threatening to the operators and any workers in the vicinity.

Workplace accidents in California may involve toxic chemicals

When fire crews responded to an early morning call at a California warehouse, they saw that two adjoining structures had flames coming from the roofs. To subdue the fire, they began dousing it with water. However, the fire was fueled by a cocktail of chemicals that reacted with the water causing a series of strong explosions and sending a plume of noxious smoke into the air. Workplace accidents like this can be dangerous not only for employees but for anyone in the surrounding area.

What does electronic injury reporting do for employees?

Workplace safety is a priority not only for the employer, but it's also an employee's responsibility as well. You have likely gone through the rigors of safety training and certifications, particularly if your workplace is considered dangerous such as construction sites.

California workplace accidents and the law

When a worker is injured on the job, a certain protocol is typically advised when reporting the injury and filing a workers' compensation claim to collect benefits. California employers are obligated to provide this type of insurance to employees as a means of helping them cover medical costs or replace lost wages when workplace accidents take place. The process can be complicated, however, depending on individual circumstances, which may be simplified by seeking assistance from an attorney who represents injured workers.

Workplace accidents allegedly went unreported in California

When a California employee is injured at work, there is a set protocol for filing a workers' compensation claim to collect benefits. The system is designed to aid injured workers by providing funds that can help pay medical bills and replace lost wages, should an injury cause them to lose time at work. In a recent situation, one injured employee claimed that several similar workplace accidents went unreported by his employer.

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