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Report indicates increase in fatal workplace injuries in 2015

The vast majority of people in California take measures to protect their safety. They lock doors at night and only drive with the seatbelts fastened, for examples. However, there are some dangers that are unavoidable -- many of which appear in the workplace. Unfortunately, a recent report that there was an increase in the number of fatal workplace injuries in 2015.

Workers' compensation and back pain

Many employees in California drive to work every day to earn a paycheck, but they may also be gaining something else: back pain. Whether a worker is stocking shelves at a grocery store, raising beams at a construction site or building cars in a factory, the possibility of injuring back muscles exists in many different jobs. Here are some of the basics about workers' compensation and back pain.

Man's family may deserve workers' compensation after accident

Workers in California and across the country face all sorts of dangers in their workplace every single day. Many of these dangers are obvious, while some are more subtle. Regardless, a workplace accident can have a significant impact on the lives of the worker and his or her loved ones. One out-of-state family is likely still working to come to terms with their loss following a fatal workplace accident. Workers' compensation insurance benefits may be able to help them cope with the financial fallout of their loss.

Construction accidents: Wind may have caused scaffolding collapse

When most people in California consider dangerous occupations, they often think of police officers and firefighters whose jobs require them to rush toward danger. While people in such professions face dangers, those who work in construction face the possibility of serious injuries due to construction accidents. Unfortunately, one person was seriously injured in a recent workplace accident in another state.

California man passes away due to fatal workplace injuries

The definition of a workplace could vary depending on a person's occupation. A person who drives a truck for a living, for example, might consider his or her vehicle a workplace. Regardless of where they occur, a person who suffers workplace injuries is likely entitled to worker's compensation benefits. In  the event of a fatality, those benefits typically extend to the victim's surviving family. The family of a California man recently killed while serving as a mail carrier for a private company may be researching their options in regard to seeking such benefits.

Worker suffers fatal workplace injuries in explosion

While most people in California know that they face dangers in their workplace, the reality that at any moment a serious accident can occur is often difficult to fully grasp. Unfortunately, even those who follow all safety precautions at all times are unable to avoid unexpected workplace injuries. Unfortunately, a man recently died in an accident that occurred in another state.

Man suffers fatal workplace injuries in forklift accident

There are a variety of different ways in which an employee in California could be injured at work. Often, workplace injuries happen due to no fault of the employee. For example, equipment could malfunction, causing an injury. Unfortunately, a man in another state recently lost his life in a workplace accident that remains under investigation.

Supermarket Employees, Beware: Injuries Can Sneak Up on You

Supermarket employees often have to get creative to break up a sometimes repetitive job. Workers can strike up conversation with shoppers, listen to music while opening boxes, or get competitive with coworkers over sales to make things more interesting. Unfortunately, the repetitive nature of the job is what can cause unsuspecting injuries.

Community rallies around man suffering from workplace injuries

Thanks to the advances of medical technology, many people in California who are injured at work are able to receive treatment and are soon as good as new. Unfortunately, not all people suffering from workplace injuries are able to receive treatment and be cured. In some cases, such as those involving head injuries, a worker is never able to fully heal. One out-of-state man is now fighting for his life after a workplace accident left him with serious injuries.

California man suffers fatal workplace injuries

Those who work with heavy equipment likely know of the risks of their jobs. While most take measures to ensure they are safe in their work environment, accidents resulting in workplace injuries can unexpectedly occur, leaving the worker, his loved ones or both wondering how to cope with the financial ramifications of such injuries. One family in California is likely still coming to terms with the news that their loved one recently lost his life in a workplace accident.

The workplace injuries behind movie, television productions

Movie goers in California and across the country often sit on the edge of their seats while they view the latest studio production. They are likely blissfully unaware of the potential dangers faced by those involved in the creation of the object of their entertainment. Unfortunately, both actors and those behind the scenes face the risk of serious workplace injuries from explosives used in stunts, falls off ladders and injuries from equipment without proper safeguards. While injured actors typically receive a great deal of media attention, those who work behind the camera are typically not generally reported.

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