Dixon & Daley, LLP
Call For A Free Consultation
Phone: 562-567-0426
Toll-Free: 800-671-3818
In This Section

California worker suffers workplace injuries in accident

All jobs hold a certain amount of risk. Unfortunately, many of these risks are due to the unpredictable actions of others. Police in California as well as officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are currently investigating an accident that resulted in the loss of one man's life and caused significant workplace injuries to a CalTrans employee.

The accident happened one morning in early July. According to reports, a CalTrans crew was inspecting a guardrail when the driver of a pickup truck lost control. The driver reportedly swerved when he saw the crew, causing the truck to flip before landing upright. A passenger in the truck passed away.

The truck also struck a CalTrans worker who suffered serious injuries. Witnesses say that the worker was crushed and likely has two broken legs. The crash remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol and OSHA.

The injured worker is lucky to be alive after being struck by a pickup truck; however, the workplace injuries he suffered likely require extensive medical treatment and a long period of recovery during which he will be unable to work. Depending on the severity of his injuries, he may never be able to return to work in the same capacity. Fortunately, he likely qualifies with workers' compensation insurance benefits. This insurance, which California employers are required to provide for employees, cover medical bills and lost wages following a workplace accident. A professional with experience with the compensation process can help ensure that an injured worker is treated fairly.

Source: visaliatimesdelta.com, "UPDATE: One dead, CalTrans worker seriously injured in crash", Juan Villa, July 1, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Case Results

  1. $4.5 Million Settlement

    Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic brain injury during surgery.

  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

    Child burned when table collapsed spilling scalding water from coffee um.

  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.

Read More

Contact Us For a Free Consultation

Get Legal Help Now

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy