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3 benefits you can get through workers' compensation

When you are injured on the job, it may be scary to think about what this will do to your income and whether you will be able to get the necessary medical treatment. If it's a very serious injury and you're not sure you will ever be able to do your job again, it can be overwhelming to cope with.

Whether your injuries are due to a work accident, or an injury that took time to build up from the daily duties of your job (like a repetitive stress injury or back injury from performing your job day in and day out) your employer's workers' compensation insurance offers benefits to you as a result of your injury. Since the workers' compensation process is a claims process and involves a lot of time to sift through, many people seek the help of a workers' compensation attorney to get them the benefits they deserve.

Workplace injuries: Man dies in electrocution accident

Any time a person in California must work around power lines, there is the potential for an accident. Unfortunately, such contact can have serious consequences. For example, police in another state have released information regarding an accident involving workplace injuries caused by electrocution that resulted in a man's death.

According to reports, the accident happened one morning on a day in mid-September. The worker, a 37-year-old man, was said to be using a concrete float as he worked to install a driveway. Unfortunately, the float is believed to have come into contact with a metal ground stake and overhead power lines.

Construction accidents: Man dies following fall

There are a variety of different risks associated with all occupations. However, construction accidents in California can often happen unexpectedly, with tragic results. Unfortunately, the family of an out-of-state man are likely still in shock over the news of his unexpected death due to an accident at a construction site.

Some witnesses claim that the accident likely occurred due to an error using a scissor lift. They say that the 33-year-old male victim probably believed that the lift had been placed in a mode that would allow it to move up and down. Instead, however, the lift actually moved forward, toward the side of the building.

Hearing loss high on list of workplace injuries in California

Not all injuries people suffer on the job are the result of accidents. Many people suffer cumulative injuries that develop over the course of time. In fact, some reports indicate that hearing loss is one of the most common workplace injuries in California and elsewhere.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has standards in place with the intent of protecting workers from hearing loss. However, some critics claim that these standards are out of date and need revision. Some say that employers need to ensure that workers are informed about the potential harm of noise in the workplace, including informing workers that noise exposure outside of the workplace can add to their cumulative risk.

When minor pains become repetitive stress injuries

Whether you sit at a computer all day or work with heavy industrial tools, repetitive stress injuries are a real concern that can have lasting damage. It's easy to dismiss a little joint stiffness or a sore back, but with time that minor irritation can become a real burden and your work may be the root cause.

What is RSI

Carpal tunnel is one of the most recognized forms of repetitive stress injury but it's far from the only one. Nerves, joints, and tendons are all damaged by repetition, whether in an office setting or by physical labor. Running the same saw or operating the same machinery day in and day out wears at the body in harsh ways, especially when working in uncomfortable and unergonomic positions. Some key causes are repetition, pinching, gripping, and exerting force and working in awkward postures.

Man struck by steel beam, suffers fatal workplace injuries

While the dangers associated with certain occupations in California may be obvious, there are risks -- sometimes unseen -- in all types of employment. Unfortunately, jobs that require employees to interact with heavy equipment or products can be especially dangerous. One family in another state is currently confronting this reality after their loved one passed away as a result of workplace injuries he suffered.

The accident that took the 48-year-old man's life reportedly happened one afternoon on a day in early September. The man was an employee at Front Range Steel. His job responsibilities included electronically guiding steel beams into position for drilling.

Man dies from workplace injuries suffered in scaffolding collapse

All jobs hold some sort of risk. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration works with employers in an attempt to reduce the amount of risks that employees encounter in the workplace, accidents can still happen in California and across the country. In fact, authorities are investigating a recent accident that resulted in fatal workplace injuries.

Reports indicate that the 36-year-old victim was an employee of JP Installations. He and several other workers were attempting to disassemble scaffolding at at a facility rented by NU World Beauty Supply. Unfortunately, reports indicate that a section of the scaffolding collapsed unexpectedly.

Construction accidents: Police investigate fatal incident

It may be surprising for some people in California to realize the dangers that those who work in the field of construction face. Unfortunately, construction accidents can happen on any site; many cause serious injuries, sometimes resulting in fatalities. Police in another state are currently investigating a recent accident that took the life of a man.

According to reports, emergency crews were called to  location where two concrete trucks were on site one morning in early September. Unfortunately, the victim, a 50-year-old man, died at the scene. While police believe the incident was an industrial accident, they are continuing to investigate.

Man hospitalized due to workplace injuries

Regardless of what occupations people in California have, they likely face hazards in their workplaces. The degree of risk varies according to the type of occupation. Those who work in automobile repairs shops that utilize lifts, for example, could be seriously injured due to the size of the vehicles they are working to repair. Unfortunately, one man in a different state is currently recovering from workplace injuries following an accident that sent him to the hospital.  

The accident happened just before 9 a.m. one morning in late August. According to reports, the 37-year-old victim was at a business called Tranz Shop. A truck on a lift reportedly slipped, striking the man.

Investigation follows incident involving fatal workplace injuries

It is often amazing to think of the impact of a single moment. A split second decision, especially at the workplace, can often have serious ramifications. As a result, California and other states require employers to provide workers' compensation insurance benefits to help protect employees if they suffer workplace injuries. Unfortunately, one man recently passed away in an incident that police in another state are describing as an industrial accident.

Police claim that the victim, a man in his 50s, was driving a wrecker at approximately 9 p.m. one night in August. Reports note that the man apparently left the vehicle in park as he exited it to speak with someone else. Unfortunately, reports indicate that the vehicle began to roll forward.

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  2. $2.9 Million Settlement

    Construction site accident resulting in cervical fusion

  3. 100% Permanent Disability Award

    Workers Compensation - Multiple injuries to State worker

  4. $1.6 Million Settlement

    Truck v. pedestrian accident resulting in multiple factures.

  5. $1.2 Million Structure Settlement

    Workers Compensation - spine injury with guaranteed payments for life.

  6. $1.2 Million Settlement

    Motorcycle v. car accident resulting in multiple fractures and scarring.

  7. $933,000.00 Settlement

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  8. $850,000.00 Settlement (Before MICRA)

    Medical Malpractice - Endotracheal injury during surgery resulting in death.

  9. $780,000.00 Settlement

    Disputed liability car v. truck collision.

  10. $500,000.00 Settlement

    Workers Compensation - Spinal injuries to delivery driver.

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