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June 2013 Archives

California bill may affect workers' compensation for pro athletes

Workers in many types of professions experience some wear and tear on their bodies, which could result in significant injuries and ailments. This can range from carpal tunnel syndrome to serious head injuries and even death. However, professional athletes experience more significant injuries and ailments than most other types of workers. Now, a proposed California bill is threatening to limit the benefits professional athletes will be able to obtain through the California workers' compensation system

Teen suffers fatal work injury

Any kind of work involving working on semi-trucks can be potentially dangerous given the sheer size of the vehicles. But, there are many safety standards and regulations in place all over the country to ensure these vehicles and those who work on them are safe. Despite safety regulations, a work injury is still possible and those in California who work with semi-trucks should be aware of their rights and protections.

California worker injured on the job dies from injuries

Any kind of factory work, especially where large factory equipment is used, can be extremely dangerous for workers. All factories in California have strict regulated safety standards; yet accidents can still happen. Recently, a California worker injured on the job died as a result of his injuries.

Hazmat worker injured at work while collecting waste

Any kind of job involving hazardous waste can carry a great deal of risk and concern for one's health. While the focus at a facility handling hazardous waste may be on safety, workers can certainly get injured at work regardless of the safety precautions they may take. For one California worker, burns inflicted while he was collecting waste have led to serious injuries.

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