Most California employees who work in construction are aware that it can be a dangerous industry. Workplace injuries are common due to any number of factors, such as potentially unstable conditions and close proximity to heavy machinery. A worker in another state was injured after the trench he was working in collapsed.
When California workers are fatally injured on the job, their families may face an unexpected financial burden in addition to the emotional toil they will likely experience. Many in this situation may not know where to turn. Luckily, those who have lost family members due to workplace injuries may be able to file workers' compensation claims on behalf of their deceased loved ones to help deal with the aftermath of the accident. Several families in another state may consider filing after four men lost their lives in an industrial accident.
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One of the most contested, and sometimes confusing, questions about workers' compensation is when an injury is actually considered a "workplace injury." As a matter of law in California, all employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, which is supposed injured workers recover lost wages and other benefits to make ends meet while they are unable to work.
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Recovering from a serious workplace injury may be a long process. But for those who are accustomed to being breadwinners and active providers in their households, the road to recovery may be littered with potholes.
As we have noted in prior posts, workers’ compensation is supposed to help injured workers meet their financial obligations while they recover from their injuries and cannot work. The benefits stemming from these claims are based on a formula that assigns a particular monetary amount for each type of injury.
Indeed, the main goal of California's workers' compensation code is to ensure that injured workers are able to meet their financial obligations while they are unable to work due to work related injuries. However, an important part of the work comp industry is preventing accidents.