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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.

Top 3 things you should know about workers' comp

Getting injured on the job can be a stressful, overwhelming experience. Dealing with possible surgeries, healing and taking time to recover so that you can return to work can be hampered by the stress of dealing with workers' compensation claims, seemingly endless paperwork and phone calls and the headache of dealing with insurance companies. Needless to say, getting hurt on the job can send your life into a whirlwind of chaos.

OSHA investigates accident that caused fatal workplace injuries

Because almost all jobs hold some degree of risk, California requires employers to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for all employees. These benefits provide financial help if someone suffers workplace injuries. Unfortunately, such injuries recently resulted in the death of an out-of-state man and prompted an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Construction accidents: Man killed by falling debris

While all jobs in California hold some degree of risk to a worker's personal safety, some are riskier than others. For example, construction accidents can be caused by a variety of safety risks, including falls, electrocution and possible harm due to the heavy equipment used. Unfortunately, one out-of-state family is now likely wondering what -- if anything -- could have prevented an accident that resulted in their loved one's death.

Worker dies from toxic exposure using common paint stripper

Some jobs require the use of caustic chemicals. Employers in California who supervise workers doing these jobs have an obligation to follow specific guidelines for the safety of their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration frequently issues warnings and guidelines to prevent toxic exposure on the job.

Workers' compensation benefits for financial relief after injury

While almost every industry poses certain levels of risk and danger to employees, some are more perilous than others. By using data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a list of the most dangerous jobs nationwide was recently published. California employees in these industries will likely find comfort in knowing that the state's workers' compensation insurance program will provide financial assistance in the event of workplace injuries..

Construction accidents: Flagger struck by car dies

Those who work road construction in California likely encounter others who are not as concerned about worker safety as they should be. Drivers who are distracted or fail to heed signs warning about upcoming repairs can cause construction accidents with serious consequences. One out-of-state family is familiar with this possibility after their loved one was fatally struck by a car.

Woman suffers fatal workplace injuries in accident

All jobs in California and across the country have some degree of risk. Those that require employees to maneuver or use heavy equipment can be especially dangerous, especially if proper safety precautions are not in place. Unfortunately, officials are currently investigating a recent accident in another state that led to fatal workplace injuries.

Workers' compensation may help grieving wife and baby

The time before the birth of a child is filled with excitement and anticipation for families in California. Unfortunately, what should be a time of celebration for one out-of-state family has turned to grief after a fatal workplace accident took the life of an expectant father. As a result of his death, his family may struggle to fulfill their financial obligations; however, the victim's wife may be entitled to workers' compensation insurance benefits to help cope with the fallout of the accident.

OSHA investigates accident resulting in fatal workplace injuries

When people in this country think of dangerous occupations, they often think of those whose jobs require them to face obvious dangers -- such as criminals or the elements of nature. However, all occupations hold some degree of risk. For example, tree trimmers must work with dangerous equipment at great heights. Unfortunately, one tree trimmer in California recently lost his life after suffering fatal workplace injuries.

The workers' compensation process

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration works hard to ensure that employees are kept safe while on the job in California and across the country. Despite the regulations it has in place, workplace accidents still occur, leaving many employees and their families wondering how they will cope with the financial implications of their workplace injuries. To protect workers, states require employers to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for their employees.

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