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Construction site fall leads to workplace injuries in California

Falls account for a considerable number of injuries that take place on construction sites. Workers could fall from ladders, scaffolding, flooring that gives way or in various other scenarios. Unfortunately, these workplace injuries can easily prove serious or even fatal, and workers may struggle to recover and make ends meet financially during the aftermath of such an event.

It was recently reported that four construction workers in California were injured in a work-related accident. Apparently, the individuals were on a plank and attempting to carry a piece of metal that they were trying to attach to a wall. However, while on the plank, it fell through, and the workers toppled three stories down. It was noted that the structure they were working on is six stories tall.

Understanding repetitive stress injuries

Workers' comp benefits are extremely helpful for injured workers. With this type of compensation, employees may receive benefit payments to assist with maintaining a positive financial standing throughout rehabilitation for a workplace injury. 

A common type of injury that the program covers is repetitive stress injury. There are a few key facts that employees should understand in regard to this injury type.

Workplace injuries on construction sites are not uncommon

The construction industry often has the ability to keep numerous individuals employed. However, individuals in this industry also face serious risks of suffering injuries that could potentially end their careers, or even their lives. Unfortunately, workplace injuries are not uncommon on construction sites, and individuals may find themselves in need of financial assistance after suffering an accident.

California residents may be interested in an accident that recently led to injuries in another state. Reports indicated that a man was working on a three-story apartment complex when the incident occurred. Roof trusses reportedly fell and landed on the man, which resulted in undisclosed injuries. It was not mentioned that any other workers suffered injuries in the incident.

Construction accidents can cause injuries, financial burdens

For individuals who enjoy their jobs, going to work every day may not seem like a burden. Workers in the construction industry may enjoy the ability to work with their hands and see their efforts turn into something useful. Of course, every job poses its own hazards, and construction accidents can easily lead to serious injuries that may result in financial burdens.

It may interest individuals in California to learn that a construction accident recently occurred in another state. The work itself involved digging a trench that would allow for a new sewer line to be put in place for a developing subdivision. One man was working as part of the construction crew when he was hit by a shifting piece of equipment. 

Sudden construction accidents can quickly prove fatal

It is an unfortunate reality that a person's life could be lost in a single instant. Many people may think that construction accidents lead to individuals' suffering long, drawn out agony, and while it is true that such injuries could occur, it is also possible for workers to suffer injuries that prove almost instantly fatal. No matter the circumstances, such an event can have devastating outcomes.

California residents may be interested in such an accident that recently occurred out of state. Reports indicated that a construction crew were working on building a senior living facility when a serious accident took place. Apparently, three workers were attempting to put gutters on the building when one of the materials touched an electrical line. This contact resulted in an electrical current traveling through the gutter and electrocuting the workers.

Safety device causes fatal workplace injuries

The death of a loved one can affect each California family differently. The areas of life in which the loss affects them most greatly could range from emotional to financial, but no matter the area, the impacts can cause considerable struggles in many cases. If workplace injuries led to the death of a worker, his or her surviving family may have the ability to obtain some financial assistance through workers' compensation.

One family in another state may be looking into information on such benefits after a recent accident. Reports stated that the incident occurred at a hydraulic motors plant when a worker was performing duties relating to a motor testing operation. It was unclear what the man was exactly doing, but during this time, a safety hood apparently fell.

Was a doctor’s report for your injury improperly submitted?

Perhaps you sustained an injury while on the job and have submitted a claim to workers' compensation. You will be out of work for a few weeks, and you believe you are eligible for temporary disability benefits.

Unfortunately, you find your workers' compensation benefits denied, a decision possibly triggered by an improperly submitted doctor’s report, which could be a criminal violation.  

3 common misconceptions about workers’ comp

Suffering an injury on the job is a nightmare in many ways. In addition to the physical pain of your injury, you must deal with the financial stress of lost income and mounting medical bills. This is understandably a lot to process, but luckily, there are resources in place to make your recovery easier and speedier than it might otherwise be. One of these resources is workers’ comp, but there are many misconceptions.

Whether your injury was the result of an accident or gradual strain, you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and seek coverage for your medical bills as well as your time spent recovering. The following are some of the most common misconceptions about workers’ compensation claims.

Workers' compensation may help with financial issues after injury

After being injured on the job, it is natural to have many questions about the situation. California workers may wonder how long it will take for them to recover, how they will handle medical bills, how they will address lost income and whether they will even be able to return to work. At least in cases of the financial issues, workers' compensation may prove useful. 

One individual in another state may be asking many of these questions and wondering how to potentially obtain benefits after a work-related accident. Reports stated that the person worked at a whiskey distillery, and the incident occurred when one of the stills exploded. The man was apparently standing close to the still at the time of the incident and suffered burn injuries as a result.

Construction accidents often result in serious injuries

Going to work is an action that most California residents carry out on a daily basis. Whether they dread going in or look forward to their workday, each individual may face certain job-related risks that could potentially have negative effects. In particular, construction accidents often result in workers suffering serious injuries, and there are a variety of hazards that could cause such an incident.

It was recently reported that a worker in another state suffered injuries after an accident on the job. Apparently, the man was working on a casino construction project and had just started his morning shift when the accident occurred. Reports stated that the man fell down an elevator shaft, but it was unclear what may have caused him to fall. It was also not stated how far he fell.

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