For most people in California and across the country, being involved in a car accident -- especially one on a busy interstate -- is a stressful time, but it can be equally stressful for those responding to the accident. Often, those who respond to the accident, including police officers and tow truck drivers, are putting their lives at risk to help. Even though many states have laws in place requiring drivers to change lanes in response to flashing lights, some drivers do not do so, sometimes causing accidents that result in workplace injuries for those working on the side of the road.
Most people in California and across the country are so accustomed to their routines that they perform in their everyday lives that it may be easy to overlook a missing step. Unfortunately, what may seem like a simple oversight can ultimately have tragic consequences, especially when it involves heavy machinery. In fact, a man in another state recently lost his life as a result of workplace injuries, reportedly related to his use of a truck.
Even in the safest of workplaces, there is the possibility of an accident. As such, employers in California and across the country are required to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage to help employees in the event that they suffer workplace injuries. Unfortunately, injured workers are often unsure of their rights. As such, many turn to The Law Office of Gary C. Nelson for guidance.
Even the most experienced employees can find themselves the victim of a workplace accident. While workplace injuries can be minor, many victims face serious -- sometimes even fatal -- injuries. A fatal accident that happened in California involving the employee of a dredging company is under investigation.
There is no doubt that all workplaces in California and across the country hold some risk of injury. Unfortunately, even relatively commonplace tasks, such as unloading a truck, can result in serious harm. In fact, a man in another state recently lost his life due to workplace injuries.
People often make a plan for a variety of different circumstances in their lives. However, few people in California likely plan for a scenario in which they suffer severe workplace injuries. Because all occupations hold a risk of injury and the consequences can be severe, states require that employers provide workers' compensation insurance benefits.
All jobs hold some degree of risk of injury. However, police officers often face significant harm while performing a variety of different tasks. Even when not actively pursuing someone suspected of committing a crime, officers who are patrolling could be involved in an accident. In fact, reports indicate that a California Highway Patrol officer suffered major workplace injuries following a collision while on a motorcycle.
When most people in California think of a workplace, they likely think of a stationary building that a person reports to everyday and, for the most part, remains there until it's time to go home. However, for some employees -- such as mail and package deliverers -- the workplace in which they spend the most time is a vehicle. Unfortunately, those who spend a great deal of time driving as part of their job responsibilities can experience workplace injuries if they are involved in a traffic accident.
While all occupations hold some degree of risk of injury, certain jobs hold an even greater risk. For example, those who are required to work at great heights or with machinery could suffer serious injuries if involved in an accident. For example, a tree trimmer in California recently suffered fatal workplace injuries while completing work-related tasks.
When an employee suffers an injury on the job, many may think that what follows will be simple. If it were simple, employees would be treated and would receive fair compensation from their employer's workers' compensation insurance that is managed by the state of California. Not only are claims often difficult to file for workplace injuries, but new studies show that injuries may have damaging psychological effects on a worker's life.