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Common electrical hazards in the workplace

Electricity is an important part of our everyday lives. It is also incredibly dangerous and can lead to serious injuries or even death if not properly monitored. Electrocution has been deemed as one of the big four construction hazards by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Let's take a look at the most common electrical hazards in the workplace.

An overview of trench safety in California

Working at a construction site where trenches are present can be incredibly dangerous. Trenches need to be built carefully and then maintained so that workers in and around them do not suffer injuries or even death. When you go to work each day in California with trenches, you need to know how to safely perform your job duties.

Preventing scaffolding accidents in Stanislaus

Construction is occurring all over Stanislaus, California, and most of it involves the use of scaffolding at some point or another. Scaffolding is most often constructed outside of a building being remodeled or built. It is used by construction workers so they can easily access all areas of the building to attach siding, install brick or apply stucco. Here's how you can prevent scaffolding accidents in California.

Tips for preventing head injuries on the job

You don't need to work in a dangerous environment to suffer a head injury on the job in Stanislaus. Even the most inauspicious work environments can lead to employees getting injured. All it takes is one person to not follow the safety policies for someone to suffer an injury. Here are some helpful tips for preventing head injuries on the job in California.

Ensuring safety of construction workers at a roadside project

Construction zones on roadways in California are incredibly dangerous. Construction workers can be hit by passing vehicles with little notice. These accidents can lead to severe injuries and even death. There are ways to protect workers from the dangers of the roads in Stanislaus, and we will discuss those safety tips in today's post.

How to protect against an unsafe workplace

You should never have to worry about getting injured when you go to work, especially if you don't work in an industry known for dangerous jobs. But, there are times when workplaces can be dangerous for employees. Most of the time, these dangers are prevented from the get-go by the rules and regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Here's how you can protect against an unsafe workplace in California.

Partial and total temporary benefits

Workers' compensation benefits cover many areas of a workers' needs after an injury on the job. Depending on the nature of the injury and the length of the recovery time required, workers compensation offers different types of wage loss benefits to help employees stay on top of their finances while they recover.

When a workplace safety hazard poses an imminent threat

Accidents can occur in any workplace, no matter what sort of hazards are common to any particular environment. An employer has a responsibility to maintain a safe workplace for its employees, but this practically relies on employees and managerial staff to identify potential hazards and report them properly. If an employer does not know of a potential hazard, it is unlikely that the hazard will resolve itself, and it may harm an employee sooner or later.

An employer's responsibilities after a workplace injury

When an employee suffers an injury in the line of his or her work, that person's employer bears a number of responsibilities to ensure the injury receives proper treatment and that the employee can reasonably recover from the injury and possibly return to work. From the position of the employee, it is not always easy to know exactly what to expect from an employer, especially in circumstances where an employee may not trust an employer to uphold his or her end of the arrangement.

You may have grounds to directly sue an employer who harms you

When you receive an injury at work, you should usually obtain medical care as soon as possible and then file a workers' compensation claim with your employer. Workers' compensation claims can provide excellent coverage, and, with some special attention, may even produce a fair settlement offer for your injury. However, not all workplace injuries necessarily lead to a workers' compensation claim.

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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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