June 2019 Archives

Fatal California work accident under investigation

All jobs, regardless of what they are, hold some degree of risk of injury. Depending on the job, the possibility of suffering a serious -- or fatal -- injury may be higher. Unfortunately, a government employee in California recently lost his life in a work accident that remains under investigation.

Operating a forklift leaves you vulnerable to serious injuries

Forklifts have become essential pieces of equipment in many workplaces in California. If you are a forklift operator, it is your employer's responsibility to protect your safety. Many of the thousands of lift truck-related accidents that occur each year involve inadequately trained operators. Your employer must ensure that you receive training in the operation of each machine you operate.

California postal worker injured in work-related accident

Most people would likely assume that postal workers face relatively few risks while in the workplace. However, many who work for the U.S. Postal Service spend a great deal of time driving, putting them at risk of being involved in a work-related accident should they encounter a negligent driver, for example. In fact, a postal worker in California was recently transported to the hospital after she was reportedly involved in an accident involving a pickup truck.

Workers' compensation: 2 officers seriously injured in crash

Police officers in California and across the country have difficult jobs. Often, they are required to speed toward dangers. While most everyone knows the importance of yielding to emergency vehicles with flashing lights engaged, not everyone does it all the time. In fact, two police officers in another state were recently injured and may qualify for workers' compensation insurance benefits after reports indicate a driver failed to yield to them.

Getting help from repetitive motion injuries caused by work

When most people in California think about workplace injuries, they often think of the catastrophic -- or even fatal -- injuries that come with falls or working with heavy machinery. However, some injuries -- known as repetitive motion injuries -- may develop over a period of time, and though they may not seem as serious, they can be equally as debilitating. Those suffering from such injuries in California often deserve workers' compensation insurance benefits but may be unsure how to secure them.

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