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Do I have to cooperate with a workplace inspection?

If you have concerns about the safety of your worksite, then you should inform your superiors and give them proper opportunity to address the issue. However, in some cases, your complaints may trigger an inspection from an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) representative, so you should know what that means for your employer and how to keep your interests protected in the process.

What is employer negligence?

There are many ways that an employer may act negligently, and in many cases they may be helped legally liable for such negligence. If you suspect that your employer is guilty of some form of negligence, don't hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney to help you understand the finer points of the law as it may apply to your experience.

Winery fined in worker's death

A tragic death can occur in even the most beautiful places. Recently, a worker was killed while unloading metal barrels in Napa valley, leading to significant fines for the estate. According to the investigation, the accident was caused by several safety violations present on the grounds.

Workers may refuse to work under certain conditions

When you're in the middle of a dangerous situation, it can be difficult to know exactly what to do. An important part of safety is being prepared to take the proper steps when things do inevitably go wrong, especially when you work in an industry with elevated risks for danger. If you are in a dangerous situation, you should always put your safety first. If a situation seems dangerous, it's possible that it is even more dangerous than you might think, and it is always best to avoid injury if possible.

Ski resort accident claims a life

Tragic workplace accidents can claim lives in unexpected ways, demonstrated to a heartbreaking degree by the recent loss of life at the Squaw Valley ski resort. While the details are still emerging, the loss of a ski patrol member has been felt immediately by the entire community.

How do workers stay safe around trenches?

Many kinds of work environments present dangers to the worker, and certainly some present greater dangers than others. If you are a worker who regularly interacts with trenches on the worksite, maintaining your own safety is of the utmost importance. Regulations provide a number of standards that must be met for worksites that feature trenches or excavation, and offer some specific safety precautions for workers who must interact with them.

Man killed in Cirque Du Soleil accident

A tragic accident at a Cirque du Soleil performance in San Francisco has left the son of the company's co-founder dead, after an accident barely an hour before a performance was scheduled to begin. The performance was canceled, and authorities are investigating factors that contributed to the accident, which is the first such accident the company has suffered in California.

3 tips for dealing with a crash in a work vehicle

Getting into an accident in a work vehicle can complicate things a little bit. Who is responsible for paying for your injuries? Can both the driver and your employer be held liable? What about workers' compensation? Here are a few tips to help you get through your ordeal in the Modesto area of California.

Judge says unsafe factory to blame for employee's injuries

A California almond factory has been blamed for the serious injuries of one of its employees. According to an administrative law judge, the company failed to implement safe operating procedures and guidelines, which directly resulted in its worker's injuries.

Saw injury workers' compensation cases in California

One of the most dangerous pieces of equipment at a California construction site is a saw. For that reason, workers need to be very careful whenever operating a saw in order to avoid a serious injury, like the loss of a finger or a hand. This article will cover some of the most basic safety tips that -- if workers and employers adhered to -- would help prevent the majority of saw-related injuries.

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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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