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August 2016 Archives

Workplace accidents: The how and why of on-the-job fall injuries

A work-related fall accident can happen in virtually any workplace setting. Even in offices, which might appear to be relatively safe in comparison to construction sites, a devastating fall injury can happen. A fall might happen when an office worker is standing on a chair to replace a lightbulb, or a fall might happen when a construction worker is climbing a ladder to paint a wall. Either way, a serious and even deadly injury can result.

How can I prevent injuries from falling and flying objects?

Falling and flying objects are serious workplace risks -- especially at construction sites, areas where machinery is being used, and workplaces where employees are working on multiple levels. According to the National Safety Council, in 2011 alone, falling and flying objects resulted in 473 job-related deaths.

Scores of California firefighters improperly denied benefits

Scores of firefighters have filed claims against the city of San Jose alleging that they were refused medical care that they had a right to. The claims have been filed by a total of 68 firefighters, beginning in late 2014.

Workers should be careful to avoid overheating on farm jobs

Farming is a job where it's possible to spend the entire day outside, and for some, this is paradise. However, when the mercury starts to rise, the risk of developing heat-related conditions increases as well.

Protective clothing and equipment for operating heavy machinery

Personal protective equipment and protective clothing can go a long way to prevent heavy machinery accidents. In most cases, the protective equipment and clothing will not be necessary, but when engineering controls fail or some kind of accident happens, protective clothing and protective equipment may be just what is needed to save the day.

California Applicants Attorneys Association Avvo Rating Super Lawyers

Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to 5 years in prison or up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.

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