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Workplace Accidents Archives

Worker injured on the job while cutting trees

Any kind of maintenance work as part of a Department of Transportation can entail a certain level of danger. It is not unusual for workers to use equipment or perform tasks that require them to be perform their duties at significant heights. Even though workers are normally trained as to how to handle dangerous assignments or tasks, it is still all too common to get hurt. In California, if a worker is injured on the job while performing a work duty, there are certain rights and protections under the law.

Water heater installation leads to work injury in California

Routine maintenance at retail shops is vital for those shops to stay up and running. The plumbing and heating systems all need to be maintained and handled with care by professionals. Recently, workers at a yogurt shop in California were putting in a water heater with the help of a gas company employee when a work injury took place.

Worker dies after being injured on the job at airport

There are a wide array of jobs and responsibilities at the nation's airports. When any maintenance is done or construction work is performed at an airport in California or elsewhere, it may be necessary for temporary workers or subcontractors to be called in for certain services. If one of these temporary workers or subcontractors is injured on the job, or worse, they too are entitled to workers' compensation benefits.

Man injured on the job washing windows in California

Most every job requires instructions as to safety precautions and regulations, as there can be an accident or mishap in nearly every industry. Jobs requiring workers to work at extreme heights can be extremely dangerous, and someone can become injured on the job despite the safety precautions or regulations at hand. Recently, in California, a window washer was injured on the job as he fell many stories below.  

A fair settlement may require a workers' compensation appeal

No industry -- and therefore, no worker -- is completely safe from a work injury. When any kind of work injury does occur, it is vital that an injured California worker fully understand the process of utilizing workers' compensation benefits. It is also vital that every worker understand that benefits may not initially be awarded, at least not to the extent that those benefits are needed. This may mean that an appeal of a ruling concerning workers' compensation benefits may need to be pursued.

Circus fined for trick that left performers injured on the job

The circus in general thrives on the idea or illusion of death-defying acts. Even though the circus and entertainment industry in California and elsewhere is highly regulated to ensure safety of performers, tricks or stunts can go wrong and leave performers injured on the job. The world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been cited for an accident that made national headlines after eight acrobats were seriously injured.

Worker at meat plant injured on the job

Any kind of factory work can pose many dangers, some hidden and some very obvious. The types of machines used in meatpacking and processing plants can be dangerous when used and also dangerous when they need to be cleaned or repaired. Anyone in California who works at a factory or facility where dangerous equipment is used may be interested in a recent incident that resulted in a worker being injured on the job.

Man working alone is injured on the job at work site

Construction work sites can be the scene of any number of work injuries. There are typically a great deal of safety precautions and standards in place to minimize the chances of a workplace injury. Also, other workers are quick to react and get needed help when someone suffers a workplace injury in California or elsewhere. The scene can be dramatically different when a worker is alone when they are injured on the job.

California worker injured on the job by electricity

Any kind of electrical work can be very dangerous, even when there are safeguards in place or a person is highly skilled in electrical work. When there is an accident with electricity and someone is injured on the job, the consequences can be serious. A recent accident in California left one worker seriously burned.

Worker injured on the job due to gas vapors

Automotive repair shops can be dangerous because of the nature of the work and the materials used in that kind of work environment. Any automotive repair shop in California must follow specific standards and regulations to ensure the safety and welfare of both workers and customers. When gasoline is involved, the risk that a worker may be injured on the job is increased, even if they are doing their best to abide by the standards and regulations in place.

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