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December 2014 Archives

Elderly employee suffers work injury at California Walmart

Elderly employees at certain companies are given job positions and duties that reflect their abilities related to their age and health. For one elderly employee at a California Walmart, performing the duty of checking a receipt to prevent theft led to a work injury. The 78-year-old employee is still recovering from the incident, which was all caught on tape.

Worker injured on the job while cutting trees

Any kind of maintenance work as part of a Department of Transportation can entail a certain level of danger. It is not unusual for workers to use equipment or perform tasks that require them to be perform their duties at significant heights. Even though workers are normally trained as to how to handle dangerous assignments or tasks, it is still all too common to get hurt. In California, if a worker is injured on the job while performing a work duty, there are certain rights and protections under the law.

Water heater installation leads to work injury in California

Routine maintenance at retail shops is vital for those shops to stay up and running. The plumbing and heating systems all need to be maintained and handled with care by professionals. Recently, workers at a yogurt shop in California were putting in a water heater with the help of a gas company employee when a work injury took place.

Worker dies after being injured on the job at airport

There are a wide array of jobs and responsibilities at the nation's airports. When any maintenance is done or construction work is performed at an airport in California or elsewhere, it may be necessary for temporary workers or subcontractors to be called in for certain services. If one of these temporary workers or subcontractors is injured on the job, or worse, they too are entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

There is still help when a work injury claim is denied

After a work injury, most people confront the process of filing a work injury claim. There is the expectation that a claim is considered and a worker can expect any financial issues related to the work injury to be dealt with. But, there are times when a California worker may file a workers' compensation claim only to have that claim denied. Having that claim denied does not have to be the end of the road.

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