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Workers' Compensation Could Help Construction Workers
Know the benefits and how to claim the workers’ compensation claims for construction worker in California from the skilled workers’ compensation lawyers.
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Whether working high off the ground or working with heavy machinery, construction work in California can be hazardous. Sometimes, even seemingly trivial accidents can lead to serious injury. Two construction workers and the family of another worker may consider filing workers compensation claims after a recent accident in which the workers were electrocuted. The three … READ MORE
3 possible causes of scaffolding accidents
4 May 2017 | William J. Kropach
Working in construction puts people in some dangerous situations. Construction workers work high off the ground, with heavy machinery and sometimes without a stable foundation beneath them. To account for these hazards, workers often rely on things like temporary structures, like scaffolding. In fact, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly two-thirds of … READ MORE
In an ideal world, it wouldn’t make any difference which doctor you went to — your treatment would be up to the same medical standards and would cost roughly the same. This is not an ideal world, but it’s closer than a lot of people might thing. At least, it is according to a study … READ MORE
Common construction site hazards to avoid
11 Apr 2017 | William J. Kropach
American workplaces have become safer, with the number of workers killed on the job declining steadily over the past four decades. This is because of the high safety standards that have created safer jobs. However, this does not apply to every industry. The construction industry has continued to record an increase in the number of … READ MORE
Nurses have your back, but who has their backs?
9 Jan 2017 | William J. Kropach
Nurse welcome life, they encourage the mother as she delivers her first child. They accompany people and their loved ones as life ends. Nurses care for people at their most vulnerable moments. Nurses improve the lives of their patients, often while sacrificing their own personal lives, and bodies – especially their backs. Did you know … READ MORE
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 … READ MORE
How employers can prevent workplace accidents
9 Sep 2016 | William J. Kropach
The saying “an ounce of protection means a pound of cure” should be more than just an inspirational safety adage. It should be the blueprint for how employers work to prevent injuries and accidents involving employees. After all, fatal accidents in the workplace are commonly caused by falls or foreign objects striking workers. Further, workers … READ MORE
A federal contract can be a benefit to a growing contractor. Indeed, being awarded such a contract can be a complicated process, but federal regulations are ostensibly in place to ensure that taxpayer money is spent wisely. As such, prospective federal contractors will have to be aware of new guidelines regarding the reporting of labor … READ MORE
A number of our posts have focused on the workplace dangers that construction workers, factory workers and manufacturing employees face, as well as the various injuries that can (and should be) compensated. However, we should not ignore the plight of over-the-road truck drivers. After all, with the economy improving, there are inherently more trucks on … READ MORE
While claims for workers’ compensation benefits tend to center on physical injuries, it is not uncommon for emotional injuries to form the basis of such claims. The story of a firefighter who witnessed his friend’s death in a fire exemplifies this notion. The firefighter responded to a distress call in March 2010. He was in … READ MORE