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Category Archives: Workplace Injuries

Products Liability Cases Involving Industrial Workplace Equipment

Without giving it a second thought, you come into contact with and use dozens of products every day at home, at work and throughout the course of daily life. You don’t give them a second thought when they work as intended. However, when you are injured using a product, you become more aware of its… Read More »

How do OSHA Violations Factor Into Construction Accident Cases?

In construction site accidents, safety violations are often involved. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) oversees the enforcement of occupational safety (OSHA) regulations in California as part of its investigation of workplace accidents in California.   Construction workers’ rights to file injury claims  Your right as a construction worker to recover compensation from… Read More »

Seeking Treatment after Your Work Injury

Following a workplace injury or illness, it is important to notify your employer as soon as possible. Acting quickly helps ensure that the workers’ compensation process will proceed smoothly and you will receive much-needed benefits, including medical care and lost wages. If you do not notify your employer about your injury within 30 days and… Read More »

When Is a Car Accident Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Many workers get behind the wheel as part of their daily job duties, including delivery workers, police officers, salespersons, repair technicians and truck drivers. When accidents occur, the results can be devastating, leading to serious injuries and even death. According to United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), transportation accidents accounted for more than… Read More »

Filing a Workers Compensation Claim in California

Workers’ compensation can provide much-needed financial assistance during an otherwise difficult time. The insurance program provides payment for lost wages and medical bills associated with a work-related injury or illness. In California, all employers are required to either purchase a workers’ compensation insurance policy or become self-insured. To be eligible to receive benefits, you must… Read More »

When Work Accidents Are Caused by Machines or Equipment

Many workers rely on machines — from electronic equipment to power tools — to perform their jobs. When these machines malfunction, the results can be disastrous or even deadly. According to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries and abrasions each year,… Read More »

More than Meets the Eye: Third-Party Injury Claims

Workers who are injured in construction accidents caused by another person or company’s negligence deserve compensation. If the accident was caused by more than just the injured worker’s direct employer, it is possible to lodge a third-party injury claim. Workers injured on the job can claim workers’ compensation from their employer. However, in California, an… Read More »