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California field worker's workplace injuries prove fatal

Many job-related tasks are relatively safe. However, regardless of the perceived lack of risk associated with a task, unexpected events can cause workplace injuries. Two brothers working in a California field were performing a task likely considered relatively safe when one of them suffered fatal injuries.

Workplace injuries prove fatal in recent industrial accident

A workplace death in California typically prompts an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in order to determine the cause of the accident and what -- if anything -- could have prevented it. Depending on the organization's findings, the employer could face fines and/or citations. An accident resulting in fatal workplace injuries has recently prompted such an investigation in another state.

How a Workers' Compensation Lawyer Can Help Injured Workers Get Medical Care

Receiving medical care after a work-related injury is the first thing you should do in order to start your road to recovery. However, you need to make sure you are receiving proper medical care and advice.

Families of deceased men may benefit from workers' compensation

All workplaces in California hold some degree of risk with many hazards arising from unexpected places. Unfortunately, two men in another state have recently lost their lives in an accident that officials are still investigating. The families of the two men may benefit from workers' compensation insurance benefits as they struggle to come to terms with the losses of their loved ones.

California man dies after suffering workplace injuries

The risk of being injured at work is likely well known. Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Labor reports that over 4,000 fatal workplace injuries were reported in 2014. Of that number, 28 percent were related to occupations involving moving or transportation, and within that group, almost a quarter of fatalities were caused by falling equipment or other objects. A recent out-of-state incident involving a man from California has added to the number fatalities.

Back injuries are the most common work injury

When people think of workers' compensation, they usually think of slips, falls, overexertion and repetitive motion injuries. All are true, and back pain may be the consequence from any of them. After the common cold, back pain is one of the main reasons Americans miss work.

Forklift accident in California causes fatal workplace injuries

Those who work in the outdoors in California must often juggle deadline expectations with poor weather conditions. As such, some people must perform tasks in less than ideal weather. Unfortunately, officials believe that wet roads may have contributed to a recent accident that resulted in fatal workplace injuries.

Toxic exposure to lead in the workplace

Hazards in the workplace come in many forms. An employee could be injured due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, repetitive motions, and many others. Some employees in California and across the country are harmed as a result of toxic exposure to lead. Despite regulations in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workers in various fields, including mining and construction, suffer each year as a result of lead exposure.

Construction accidents: Man killed in trench collapse

Many jobs in California can lead to worker injuries or even death. Those who work in construction, for example, face harm from a variety of different construction accidents, including collapsing walls, falling from heights, being hit by heavy machinery and other potential dangers. In fact, reports indicate that a young man recently passed away as a result of a trench collapse in another state.

Worker at California Goodwill suffers fatal workplace injuries

Most people in California are aware that all occupations contain some degree of risk. While the risk for an employee of Goodwill, for example, likely seems relatively low, any occupation that requires a worker to operate heavy machinery could lead to workplace injuries. Unfortunately, reports indicate that a worker at Goodwill recently lost his life.

Workers' compensation: Accident injures 1 firefighter, kills 1

Firefighters have difficult jobs. In addition to rushing into dangerous situations, sometimes without fully knowing the entire scope of the situation, they must also travel at high speeds in order to arrive at emergency sites in times of need. Unfortunately, one firefighter in California lost his life and another was seriously injured in an accident that occurred while they were en route to a fire. As a result of the accident, workers' compensation may be necessary to help cope with the financial ramifications of the accident.

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    Construction site accident resulting in cervical fusion

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    Workers Compensation - Multiple injuries to State worker

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    Truck v. pedestrian accident resulting in multiple factures.

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    Workers Compensation - spine injury with guaranteed payments for life.

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    Disputed liability car v. truck collision.

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    Workers Compensation - Spinal injuries to delivery driver.

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