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Does your injury qualify for workers' compensation benefits?

You never expected to get hurt on the job, but you ended up in this situation anyway. This can be a difficult time. You know that you need help to move forward with your life and your recovery, but maybe you are not sure whether you qualify for workers' compensation benefits.

Although it is not always clear, workers' compensation covers a wide range of work-related injuries. Your employer should be open about whether your injury was related to your work duties. Unfortunately, he or she might possibly try to downplay your chances of getting workers' comp or even the severity of your injury. Here are a few things you should know about which injuries workers' compensation covers.

California Highway Patrol member injured in work accident

Police officers face a variety of different obstacles as they complete their work-related tasks. The act of responding to another accident can potentially put their lives at risk as they rush to help. Unfortunately, a member of the California Highway Patrol was recently injured in a work accident.

The incident reportedly happened just after 10:40 p.m. on a day in mid-September. According to reports, the 50-year-old man was responding to a different accident at the time. He reportedly veered toward an exit, causing his motorcycle to strike a median. The impact threw him from the motorcycle.

Elevator company employee killed in workplace accident

Depending on the type of occupation a person in California has, he or she might have to travel to work sites to complete job-related tasks. For example, employees of elevator companies likely have to travel to specific locations. Unfortunately, such an employee recently died in a workplace accident.

The incident reportedly happened at TripAdvisor, located in another state. Authorities say that while no TripAdvisor employees were injured in the accident, a 52-year-old man who works for Otis Elevator Company died as a result. Law enforcement officials released few details about the incident in the immediate aftermath.

California officer mourned after fatal work-related incident

When dangerous professions come to mind, that of a police officer is often near the top of the list. Unfortunately, there are many hazards that law enforcement officers face as they complete their job-related tasks. For example, an officer in California is now being mourned after he was shot during a traffic stop -- a work-related incident that has left many reeling.

The incident reportedly happened on a day in late August. According to reports, a 34-year-old officer had conducted a traffic stop. Afterward he was apparently completing paperwork to impound the driver's pickup truck. The driver, a 49-year-old man, was reportedly standing outside of his vehicle when he began shooting.

Work accident: Airport worker dies after vehicle overturns

Millions of people in California and across the world travel by airplane. Though travelers may become upset if their flight is delayed or luggage is lost, few likely consider what goes into ensuring that a trip goes smoothly. Unfortunately, an airline employee in another state recently lost his life in a work accident.

The incident reportedly happened around 10:30 p.m. on a day in mid-August. According to reports, the 24-year-old victim was driving a tug, an airport vehicle used to transport luggage. Reports indicate that the man attempted to avoid hitting a piece of luggage on the tarmac by making a hard right turn.

Workers' comp: Mail carriers at risk for heat-related illnesses

There are a variety of different aspects that significantly impact a worker's health in California. While most people who consider issues that could ultimately result in a workers' comp claim likely think first of an injury caused by a fall or piece of equipment, for instance, many workers face harm due to weather-related issues. Specifically, mail carriers can face serious harm as a result of extreme heat.

Unfortunately, workers who are exposed to high temperatures can quickly become ill if proper precautions are not taken. Supervisors who may not fully realize these risks may minimize certain symptoms. However, those suffering from heat can quickly go from relatively mild discomfort to a serious medical situation.

Police officers and firefighters need help with PTSD

California's police officers and firefighters see and hear horrific things in their jobs. When other people turn away or run away, they carry out their sworn duties and go where others cannot. For many, some of those sights and sounds won't go away.

Whether you work as a police officer or a firefighter, you may hesitate to admit that you have trouble dealing with certain incidents. Now, you almost dread going to the job you once loved, and you experience other difficulties as well.

Industrial accident results in fatality

Workers in California and across the country are likely aware of the risks they face while completing their work-related tasks. Despite this knowledge, it is difficult -- if not impossible -- to completely remove all risks from a workplace. In fact, a recent industrial accident in another state has resulted in the death of a worker.

Rescue workers reported receiving requests for assistance one afternoon on a day in late July. A worker at Younger & Sons Manufacturing reportedly became trapped in a machine. Reports indicate that that other workers at the scene were able to reverse the equipment, freeing the man.

Family may qualify for workers' compensation after fatal accident

All families in California and across the country are likely aware that they could experience an unexpected loss. Despite this knowledge, few people are truly prepared for such an event. Unfortunately, one out-of-state family may need workers' compensation insurance benefits to help them cope with the financial complications the recent death of a man may create.

The incident happened at a suburban high school. According to reports, the 50-year-old male victim came into contact with live electrical wires shortly before 1 p.m. on a day in July. The man was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Construction accident at California university kills 1, injures 4

People in California who come across a construction site could have a variety of different reactions. Some people may be excited about signs of progress and change while others may worry about the environment and the inconvenience some construction projects can create. Few people, however, think of the construction workers who could face potentially fatal risks as they work on these projects. Unfortunately, being a victim of a construction accident is a possibility that these workers face.

In fact, a recent accident at the University of California, San Diego, construction site injured several people. According to reports, the incident happened on a day in late July at a site where several multi-story buildings were under construction. Unfortunately, reports indicate that a 35-foot rebar wall collapsed, injuring five workers.

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