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Man Buried Alive In A Construction Accident Speaks On Safety
If someone being buried alive during a workplace accident, seek a consultation with an experienced workers’ comp attorney for compensation and medical benefits.
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It may seem incredible, but being buried alive during a workplace accident is a type of mishap that has occurred many times in California and throughout the country. It has happened to construction workers who were working in deep construction trenches. It has happened when a building or roof collapsed, taking workers into a burial … READ MORE
Construction workers in California and nationwide face particularly dangerous jobs due to the general lack of safety protection, equipment or training. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that fatal injuries on construction sites increased by 5 percent in 2014, for a total of 874. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of work injuries … READ MORE
There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of workers in the national workforce, including in California, who are 65 years or older. One in every five American workers is over 65, according to a national study. The workplace injuries that occur for these older workers are likely to be more severe and even … READ MORE
In California, degloving injuries to workers are most often seen in industrial settings. One relatively common incident is the degloving of a hand and/or forearm when the upper extremity is caught in a machine that is not guarded by appropriate protective devices. A work accident of that kind can cause serious and debilitating injury to … READ MORE
A growing workforce, especially in the construction industry, may suggest that workers’ compensation claims may increase. After all, construction is not the safest job in the world, despite rules and regulations designed to protect employees. With that, it should not be surprising that California, unlike other states, saw an increase in workers’ comp claims. According … READ MORE
People in California go to work in order to make money for themselves and their families. They rely on these jobs to pay for housing, food, clothes, car payments, utilities and other bills as well as recreational activities. So, if a person is hurt in a workplace accident and is unable to work, it can … READ MORE
Californians work all kinds of different jobs in California. Some are more dangerous than others. Californians who work construction or industrial jobs involving heavy machinery are more prone to injuries, but people can be hurt at any type of job. These injuries can be very devastating for the victim. Depending on the severity of the … READ MORE
The workers’ compensation system is supposed to provide a means for injured employees to maintain an income while they heal from their injuries, as well as provide compensation for employees who can no longer work because of severe injuries. In many cases, the legal basis for compensation is plain and obvious. In others, it can … READ MORE
Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy, was recently found guilty of conspiring to violate mine safety standards while avoiding conviction on more serious charges. The charges are related to the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that happened in West Virginia in 2010. 29 miners were killed in that explosion. It was the deadliest mining … READ MORE