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July 2017 Archives

Workplace injuries at California company due to CEO neglect

The CEO of a waste water treatment facility has pleaded no contest to charges stemming from a workplace accident that injured employees and firefighters. Unsafe chemical storage led to the explosion at the California facility resulting in workplace injuries for several workers. A recent news story gives more details on the incident and the resulting court case. 

Another construction injury at California Facebook building

Construction workers are at high risk for injury due to the work environment and the nature of the job. Over the years, safety regulations have been implemented that allow workers to be safer while on the job site. Safety gear such as harness may not prevent falls, but they mean the difference between a recoverable injury and death. In California, a recent news story reports on a construction injury caused by a fall on the job site. 

California workers' compensation pay used for medical services

In order to maximize the use of public funds, agencies often track the various reasons for disbursement of money. In this state, the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California tracks such data. The tracking enables large public agencies to devise strategies for future development of the program so that it becomes more efficient. Another benefit is that agencies are able to view trends in data and can draw conclusions about whether certain policies are working. The bureau has recently released a report containing the estimated workers' compensation costs for 2016 based on insured employer experience. 

Despite toxic exposure concerns, OSHA proposes to relax rules

Workers' advocates have been fighting for years to make certain industrial environments safer for people on job sites. One such concern is related to toxic exposure to certain minerals. Specifically, in maritime and construction industries, workers face exposure to beryllium when the mineral is used in sandblasting. Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed to relax certain guidelines that may affect how California workers are monitored for exposure to the mineral. 

Case Results

  1. $4.5 Million Settlement

    Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic brain injury during surgery.

  2. $2.9 Million Settlement

    Construction site accident resulting in cervical fusion

  3. 100% Permanent Disability Award

    Workers Compensation - Multiple injuries to State worker

  4. $1.6 Million Settlement

    Truck v. pedestrian accident resulting in multiple factures.

  5. $1.2 Million Structure Settlement

    Workers Compensation - spine injury with guaranteed payments for life.

  6. $1.2 Million Settlement

    Motorcycle v. car accident resulting in multiple fractures and scarring.

  7. $933,000.00 Settlement

    Child burned when table collapsed spilling scalding water from coffee um.

  8. $850,000.00 Settlement (Before MICRA)

    Medical Malpractice - Endotracheal injury during surgery resulting in death.

  9. $780,000.00 Settlement

    Disputed liability car v. truck collision.

  10. $500,000.00 Settlement

    Workers Compensation - Spinal injuries to delivery driver.

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