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Fatal workplace injuries leaves California family grieving

Flaggers and traffic directors are employed to ensure the safety of drivers in a congested or construction area. Unfortunately, one California flagger recently lost his life while trying to direct traffic and keep truckers safe in his place of employment. Fortunately, workers' compensation insurance is available for victims of workplace injuries -- and for the families of fatal victims -- to help alleviate some of the financial stress created.

3 reasons a workplace needs an injury prevention program

A severe injury can set you back on your career path or mean you never work the same job again. Whether you suffer a long-term disability or a short-term inability to work, any serious injury has the potential to affect you physically, emotionally and financially. To help avoid accidents, illnesses and injuries in the workplace, your employer should implement a Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Why is this so vital to your safety? Here are three reasons.

Protecting workers' rights in the health care industry

Health care workers are less likely to be injured in the workplace thanks to some new measures passed by a state safety board. The California Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently approved measures that would require more training and enforce violence prevention protocols. These new rules are intended to protect workers' rights and make it less likely that people who work in this industry will be hit, kicked, bitten or grabbed.

Dangerous workplace conditions violate workers' rights

California workers have the right to a safe work environment, one that is free from unnecessary dangers or hazards. According to recently released reports, Blue Apron violated workers' rights due to unsafe, violent and stressful workplace conditions at a fulfillment center in Richmond, California. These workers were exposed to violence, bomb threats, inappropriate touching and much more.

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.

Injured worker may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits

A recent out-of-state construction accident resulted in one worker suffering injuries and left thousands of local residents without power. The accident happened on a recent Thursday afternoon in April, around 2:10 p.m. When California workers are seriously injured while on the job, they typically choose to file workers' compensation claims.

Man may seek workers' compensation claim after accident

An out-of-state construction worker recently suffered a serious work injury due to his being run over by a piece of construction machinery. The man had been working at a construction site on a recent Friday morning in February, local police said. Just as this man will likely be entitled to file a claim for workers' compensation, California workers who are injured while at work are similarly entitled to do the same.

Rate for injured workers in California lowest in 13 years

Some California workers face high risks for being injured on the job as part of their day-to-day responsibilities. However, many California workers saw a record-low rate when it came to job-related illnesses, as well as injuries suffered on the job. The rate for workers injured on the job in 2014 was the lowest it has been in 13 years.

Injured bus driver may be entitled to workers' compensation

Twenty individuals were injured after a tour bus in which they were riding crashed into several vehicles, California officials say. The accident happened on a recent Friday afternoon in mid-November. The bus driver, who was among those injured, may be entitled to file for workers' compensation benefits.

Company fined after explosion that injured workers

California state regulators recently fined ExxonMobil $566,600 in relation to 19 safety and health violations after the Feb. 18 explosion in Torrance. The explosion was literally felt throughout the city. The number of injured workers totalled four, and the explosion hurled not only debris but also contaminants all over Torrance. Of the 19 violations, all of them except for one were classified as serious enough that the violation could have lead a worker's death.

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