It is common to file a workers' compensation claim after sustaining an injury at work. However, many employers and agencies remain skeptical of claims. Although cases of workers' comp fraud do occur, they are the exception and not the rule.
A workday can start out like any other and suddenly turn catastrophic. The slightest detail can sometimes result in serious accidents that can leave workers suffering serious injuries and in need of financial support. Fortunately, workers' compensation can often provide that support for qualifying workers.
Falls are among the most common and most dangerous hazards on work sites. Construction accidents in particular often involve serious falls as California workers are commonly carrying out duties at significant heights. Any simple misstep or lapse in safety measures could lead to construction accidents that have serious or even deadly outcomes.
In some industries, workers complete projects by moving slowly from one point to another. Though vehicles may be used to move to each point, some California workers and those elsewhere may not feel the need to get inside the vehicle or their jobs may require them to stay outside the vehicle. However, moving vehicles always pose safety risks, and workplace injuries could result from incidents involving such equipment.
Most California workers expect to go to work and have a normal day. Though this type of scenario may play out most days, it is possible that workers could have immensely bad days if construction accidents take place. Even when safety measures are in place, injuries could still result.