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June 2016 Archives

Worker suffers fatal work injury in tragic construction accident

Officials recently identified a man who died in a recent construction accident. The man was 56-years-old. The fatal work injury occurred at an out-of-state job site on a recent Tuesday. Similarly, when fatal construction accidents occur in California, the deceased workers' families will likely be entitled to file for workers' compensation death benefits. 

Young construction worker suffers fatal work injury

Few professions offer as much danger as working in the construction industry. Many California construction workers love being able to work outside, but with that freedom comes the ever-present dangers presented by being surrounded by high-powered tools, shifting work environments and heavy machinery. In the event that a work injury occurs, no matter how big or how small, the worker is legally entitled to file a workers' compensation claim.

California workers' rights and stress-related illnesses

A recent study examines the role of stress in workplace illnesses, and the findings are surprising. While some stress can actually be helpful to employees, some people in California may be getting sick from working in stressful environments. Bosses and managers may be infringing on workers' rights by creating high-stress environments and failing to acknowledge the damage that occurs.

2 injured workers may qualify for workers' compensation

Two construction workers were recently critically injured after a construction accident. The accident, which occurred outside the state of California, happened on a recent Thursday afternoon in June. As the two individuals were at work when the accident occurred, they are both fully within their legal rights to file separate workers' compensation claims. 

An overview of workers' compensation in California

The term workers' compensation references a system of laws addressing the benefits that apply to injured employees, including the surviving families of workers killed on the job. It also refers to the procedures that must follow in order to claim said benefits. In addition to the state workers' compensation system in California, there are similar laws and regulations that cover federal workers and those that work in certain industries, such as railroad workers. 

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