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Understanding workers' compensation benefits is vital for workers who have been injured on the job. Workers' compensation benefits in California provide a system to protect workers when they have been harmed in a workplace accident or are suffering from a workplace illness.
Workers' compensation provides many different kinds of benefits for different situations. In a California community south of the Indio area, a fatal workplace accident is being investigated. The fatal accident occurred at an iron company when iron beams fell off a truck in the yard. The worker, a man in his 20s, was transported to the hospital but did not survive. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. The Department of Labor reports that the last incident at the company was in 2014.
Construction site accidents can seriously injure workers. There are many possible dangers on a construction site that can result in construction accidents. Because a construction accident can result in medical expenses, lost wages and time away from work, injured workers should be familiar with the workers' compensation options available to them.
Workers' compensation benefits are a valuable resource for workers and their families. A construction site accident in Northern California recently claimed the life of worker. Unfortunately, what began as a rescue mission turned into a recovery mission. Two men were working on a concrete storm drain when a trench collapsed underneath them. One of the workers was crushed in the trench as they were exiting it. It was estimated the trench was 12 feet deep and instability surrounding it created challenges for the recovery effort.
Repetitive stress injuries can be painful and disruptive to the daily and work lives of sufferers. Workers who are suffering from a repetitive stress injury should know what they these injuries entail and the protections available to them when harmed.
Workers who have been injured at work should be familiar with their workers' compensation rights and protections. Workers' compensation benefits in Southern California are an important protection against the uncertainty a worker may face following a workplace injury which leaves them unable to work and earn a livelihood while facing mounting medical bills to treat the workplace injury or illness they are suffering from.
When a workplace accident has resulted in harm to an injured worker, it is vital for them to be familiar with workers' compensation options available to protect them. A foundry in Southern California was recently fined greater than $280,000 for workplace safety violations after an accident resulting in the amputation of an employee's legs. As a result of the workplace accident, both of the employee's legs had to be amputated to free him from the conveyor where he was trapped.
When a person in California is injured or made ill while on the job, their primary concern may be regaining their health, so they can go back to work. Unfortunately, a workplace injury can cause a person to incur numerous expense. This is significant, as a person who was injured or made ill through no fault of their own should not have to face the additional stressors of being unable to pay their bills or even afford their basic living expenses.
California is a state of constant growth and opportunity. Buildings, factories and homes are erected at an extraordinary rate in the Golden State's fastest growing cities, and factories and manufacturing plants are pumping out vast quantities of products that will end up in the stream of interstate commerce. Of course, construction and industrial occupations present certain dangers, and every year workers in these industries are injured on the job. However, Californians may be glad to hear that according to the Department of Industrial Relations, the rate of non-fatal injuries or illnesses workers are suffering on-the-job has gone down in 2016 to 3.7 out of every 100 full-time workers. This is a decrease from the six out of 100 workers made injured or ill in 2002.