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Employer obligations regarding workplace accidents

In California and all other states, employers are obligated to provide proper job training to their workers, as well as to make every effort possible to keep employees safe on the job. Workplace accidents seem to occur more frequently in certain types of industries than others. However, regardless of what type of job is being done when an on-the-job accident occurs, an employer has certain obligations and responsibilities to fulfill after the fact.

What to expect following serious workplace accidents

Some jobs are obviously more dangerous than others. All California employees (as well as those in other states) have a right to reasonably expect employers to protect their safety on the job, even when the workplace is a river barge. Workplace accidents caused by substandard safety precautions are a major concern in some areas. A recent incident occurred in another state that injured two workers.

Seeking help regarding issues associated with work-related deaths

One can only imagine the shock and grief associated with losing a loved one due to a workplace accident. Work-related deaths in California are always tragic, many times involving serious motor vehicle accidents or mishaps with heavy machinery. Trying to navigate the system regarding workers' compensation benefits can be quite stressful for an immediate family member who is acting in the aftermath of a loved one's death.

You can make sure your boss protects you from trench hazards

Trenches are some of the most hazardous areas for construction workers in Oxnard, California, and elsewhere. Sadly, many business owners disregard employee safety, expecting workers to put their lives on the line by working in unprotected trenches. If this sounds familiar, and if you are one of those construction workers whose rights to a safe workplace environment are violated, you are entitled to refuse to enter an unprotected trench.

Construction accidents like this one often end tragically

The construction industry is similar to farming in that it sometimes involves situations that pose significant safety risks to workers. Construction accidents occur often in California and throughout the nation. Many of them,  such as a recent one in another state, result in fatalities or serious injuries.

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