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California worker suffers work injury and employer to blame

Workplace injuries in California are a common occurrence in many lines of work. Whether serious or not, a work injury that causes even a few missed days of work can have serious effects on the worker's finances. Workers' compensation benefits can help alleviate some of this financial strain imposed by medical bills incurred as well as to compensate the employee for wages due to being out of work.

California worker might qualify for workers' compensation

Getting injured on the job is rarely at the forefront of a person's mind, but in some occupations, that worry might occur daily. Even with proper safety precautions and safety equipment diminishing the chances of being injured on the job, for some California residents and workers, being around danger is all part a day's work. However, when injuries and their long-term ramifications do occur, seeking workers' compensation benefits is often part of the lengthy process of recovery.

Electrical shocks in California lead to more injured workers

For those who work blue-collar jobs, workplace injuries can be fairly common. For workers who deal with electricity on a day-to-day basis in California, injuries suffered while on the job can cause serious bodily harm and even death in some cases. In the case of an energy department for the city of Los Angeles, the number of injured workers is on the rise, according the agency's recent findings.

California man fights for his life and then workers' compensation

As many California drivers can attest to, their long commute is often the source of much anxiety and frustration. However, drivers of big-rig trucks, who are often transporting explosive materials, feel this anxiety ten-fold. As was the case with a Bakersfield man who was badly injured when his rig exploded in Oct. 2013, sometimes accidents happen. Though he made it out alive, he is still fighting for his workers' compensation over a year and a half later.

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