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California restaurant worker injured on the job by truck

For restaurant workers, the thought of being hit by a truck may be on the bottom of the list of possible workplace injuries. Despite being a rarity, being injured on the job by a truck is still a frightening possibility. In California, a restaurant worker preparing for the opening of an establishment was injured when a truck careened into the eatery.    

Injured workers in California should know basic rights

The workers' compensation laws and process can be complex, as many workers may be unsure of what to do or what they are entitled to receive. It is vital that injured workers understand their basic rights and how the process may work if they are injured on the job. California workers may be concerned about the fate of their job and benefits any time an injury occurs. Those workers should rest assured that there are professionals ready and able to offer guidance and advice after an injury.

Hot glass causes serious work injury

The dangers of working with glass go far beyond the risk of getting cut. Hot glass can be an extremely dangerous thing with which to work, especially for a worker new to the industry. Any California worker who works with extreme heat and glass combined may want to take heed of the dangers after a worker in another state was severely burned from a work injury he suffered.

Railroad crossing is site of work injury

Anytime work needs to be completed on a railroad or at a railroad crossing, there are many provisions in place to ensure the safety of workers and those who may be traveling on any train that comes through. Despite the caution and plethora of rules and regulations, work on a railroad track can still result in a work injury. California has a vast array of railroad tracks that need regular maintenance and can easily be the site of a work injury similar to one that just occurred in another state.

Firefighter suffers serious work injury in California

Anytime a firefighter jumps into action, there is the risk of physical harm or injury. The very nature of the job requires a firefighter to put his or her life at risk to protect the community. One serious fire in California led to a severe work injury for one firefighter as a roof collapsed, trapping him inside a structure that was ablaze.

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