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Motorist may leave road worker in need of workers' compensation

Construction work is often dangerous as are the roadways. This typically means that individuals conducting road work are often at substantial risk of being involved in a serious accident. While machinery and other factors relating to the job itself can present hazards, so can passing motorists. As a result, a California employee could easily end up in need of workers' compensation.

It was recently reported that an individual working as part of a construction crew was injured by a vehicle in another state. Apparently, the worker was using a flag to help direct traffic through a construction zone. The worker had stopped northbound traffic, which consisted of a motorcyclist at the time, when a 17-year-old driver hit the motorcycle and the worker. The impact caused the worker to be thrown into the side of a parked car.

Construction accidents may present need for workers' comp info

Many people may have worked a considerable portion of their lives in order to understand a specific craft. For instance, California residents who work in the construction industry may have extensive knowledge when it comes to building structures and carrying out related duties. However, if they become injured in construction accidents, they may not have as much knowledge when it comes to seeking workers' compensation benefits.

Fortunately, there are many ways in which injured workers could gain more information relating to pursuing benefits. One worker in another state may soon be looking into the process after recently being injured on the job. Reports stated that the individual was working as part of a construction crew at a building that was being demolished.

Injuries from construction accidents could affect any worker

Many California workers have likely heard about workers' compensation but did not give it much thought because they did not need it at the time. Of course, anyone could become injured in construction accidents at any time, and workers could suddenly find themselves in need of benefits information. In particular, they may wonder how to move through the process.

One worker in another state may be looking into this type of information after recently being injured on the job. Reports stated that the individual was participating in a construction job that involved tearing down the ceiling of an awning. During this project, the awning fell, which resulted in at least one worker becoming covered in the debris. It did not appear that any of the other workers were hit.

Technology and the upswing in repetitive strain injuries

You may be surprised to learn that repetitive strain injuries are nothing new; they have a history that goes as far back as 1700. What is new, however, is the surge in RSI cases related to the use of technological devices.

There are many causes, many symptoms and therefore many reasons to seek a medical evaluation, especially if you have suffered a work-related injury.

Compensation claims for workplace injuries can be complicated

The effects that an injury has on a person's life can vary from person to person. Commonly, individuals experience pain, long recovery times and financial hardships. When workplace injuries lead to these outcomes, many California workers may worry about how they will handle their situations.

Fortunately, workers' compensation can help individuals who work for employers covered by this type of insurance. There are stipulations under law that exempt certain businesses from carrying workers' comp insurance, but often, individuals work for companies with policies. One man in another state may soon be looking for more information on this type of benefit due to recently suffering injuries on the job. Reports stated that he works for Caterpillar, the machinery and equipment provider.

Once again, a fall leads worker to suffer a construction injury

In California and elsewhere, workplace injuries are not uncommon. Practically anyone in any profession could end up hurt due to a sudden accident, or possibly even due to an accumulated injury or illness. Of course, individuals in the construction industry are surrounded by hazards almost daily, and any misstep could lead to an incident that causes a worker to suffer a construction injury.

It was recently reported that a worker in another state suffered injuries after this type of event. The man was working as part of a construction crew and was on the 12th floor of a building when the accident took place. Apparently, some materials that were overhead fell, which caused a hole in the aluminum flooring. The worker then fell through the hole and came to a stop on the 10th floor.

Top injuries for those in NRCM occupations

Workplace injuries can be found across all industries, no matter how safe they seem. Accidents happen everywhere, and repetitive motions are a part of most professions. However, each sector has injuries that are more common to it than to others.

Those who work in natural resources, construction and maintenance (NRCM) not only have the highest injury rates overall but also face the greatest risk to certain body parts, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They also have the second-greatest median of missed work days due to their injuries.

Serious burns could present need for workers' compensation

Any California resident could end up in need of financial assistance at some point. For some, the need may come after suffering workplace injuries. In these cases, individuals may be able to qualify for workers' compensation benefits that could help injured parties make ends meet by covering lost wages and medical expenses.

Three workers in another state may soon be looking into this type of assistance after an on-the-job accident. Reports stated that the individuals were part of a transit authority team and were conducting duties near an underground power station. For some reason, a blast of electricity came from one of the power station panels. The incident resulted in the three workers being injured and taken from the scene to area hospitals.

Falls can easily lead to workplace injuries

Being safe is a point of pride for numerous people in many situations. Of course, individuals cannot always predict how other people will act, and it is not unusual for the actions of others to cause harm. In some cases, individuals may be on the job when someone else causes an accident that leads to workplace injuries.

California readers may be interested in an accident that recently took place in another state. Reports indicated that a woman working at a recycling center was on a ladder when the ladder was hit by a vehicle. It was unclear how the incident took place exactly, but the woman fell off the ladder and hit her head as a result. It was reported that the fall was approximately 10 feet.

Construction injury leaves man in serious condition

No California resident wants to have financial worries, but money problems often affect most people at some point. This type of issue can be even more problematic after suffering a construction injury. Workers in this industry are often at risk of being involved in an injury-causing accident, and when injuries do occur, it is possible that medical bills and lost wages due to time away from work could also cause financial struggles.

One worker in another state may have such worries on his mind after recently suffering injuries on the job. The 25-year-old man was working on a construction project that involved cutting concrete pipes when the saw he was using hit his face. It was unclear what may have caused this accident to occur.

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