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Car accidents during work and the scope of your employment

Many people assume that you are covered under workers' compensation for injuries in a car accident as long as you are on the clock when the accident occurred. If you get into an accident, you get compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other such costs. It's the same as if you got hurt falling off of a ladder or using power tools.

3 injured when rebar tower collapses

Three people were hurt in California when a rebar tower apparently collapsed without warning. Reports claim that the tower weighed around 1,000 pounds. While all three people did survive the collapse, the injuries to at least one person are considered critical.

California tightens workplace safety violation reporting

The best workplaces are the safest. Most workers in offices and sites where safety is a major concern know that protection starts with leadership and continues down to everyday actions by everyone on site. Companies with high-risk activities like construction and transportation often have safety officers with executive power to protect their employees.

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.

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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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