Se Habla Español
Devoted to Helping
the Injured.
Devoted to Helping
the Injured.

March 2019 Archives

Defective scaffolding harms many California construction workers

Working in the California construction industry comes with many everyday risks. Most employees fully accept the risk of suffering construction worker accidents, but what happens when these accidents happen because of third-party negligence? For example, if the scaffolding that construction workers rely on each and every day contains defects, it needlessly adds to the risk of suffering injury.

Workplace accident and injury risks for orchard workers

Those of us who live in California are proud of our reputation for growing excellent fruits and vegetables. Our fruit industry is especially prolific thanks to the wonderful weather we typically experience. It is a booming industry that requires many workers, but the orchard industry does pose the risk of suffering workplace accidents such as:

Can Californians use their own doctor to treat work injuries?

Workers' compensation laws and regulations vary among states. While the differences are typically not very large, some of them may matter a great deal to those suffering from a workplace injury. One rule that affects California employees centers on what physician they can see following a work-related injury.

Even office workers can suffer serious injuries on the job

Most people consider some jobs dangerous and other jobs safe. However, the truth is more complicated. Some jobs carry a statistically higher chance of a worker suffering a severe injury. Both hospital workers and construction workers are more likely than the average employee to get hurt on the job.

Violence in the healthcare industry and a possible new solution

Those employed in the California healthcare and social service industries know all too well how violence can lead to workplace injuries. These workers deserve praise for choosing to work in potentially dangerous situations such as emergency rooms, correctional facilities and social service settings to name just a few. Unfortunately, praise alone is not enough to make victims as whole as possible in the wake of a violent encounter.

California construction worker dies after forklift accident

The construction industry poses many health and safety risks to its workforce. Construction workers' accidents can occur without warning and may result in catastrophic injuries or death. Recently, one of these workers lost his life after what appears to be an accident involving a forklift.

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.

Disabled and need help? Benefits denied? WE CAN HELP.

Law Office of Rockwell, Kelly, Duarte & Urstoeger, LLP

1600 G Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Telephone: 209-521-2552
Fax: 209-526-7898
Modesto Law Office Map