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December 2013 Archives

New California workers' compensation bill affects athletes

Professional athletes are often signed with an agency or team manages their insurance, benefits and workers' compensation concerns. Unfortunately, the law varies in many states, which can create hurdles for athletes who have become injured while outside of their home state. Recently, California lawmakers have been working diligently to create new laws that would help define the way that such workers' compensation issues are managed in our state.

Citations may prevent California workers' compensation claims

California workplaces are expected to maintain certain health and safety standards in order to prevent workers from getting sick and injured. If a workplace violates these standards, citations and fines may be the result. In addition, health and safety violations put employees at risk, increasing the likelihood of workers' compensation claims. For example, Cal/OSHA recently fined Corona Regional Medical Center after receiving complaints about asbestos.

Work injury causes death for California industrial worker

Every day, industrial workers across the country walk out their front door and enter the industrial site where they work. This routine daily occurrence is often thought of as just another day at work. However, industrial accidents are always a possibility. California industrial workers may want to take note of a recent work injury that resulted in the worker's death.

Oil refinery blast causes critical workplace injuries for 1 man

Certain workplaces carry a higher risk for accidents than others. Oil refineries are no exception, since workers are in proximity to flammable liquids. A 24-year-old man is in critical condition at a University of California burn center following the explosion of three oil tanks at the Bango Oil Refining Company, which is located in a neighboring state. Fortunately, nobody else suffered workplace injuries in the explosion.

Age affects type of workplace injuries among healthcare workers

Work-related injuries can occur at any type of job to any employee. However, many workers here in California may not have considered that age may play a role in the risk for injury and the type of injury a worker may sustain. A recent study published by the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare reveals that workplace injuries in the healthcare industry are different among younger workers than they are among older ones.

Car smashes into Trader Joe's -- 4 employees injured on the job

Trader Joe's offers healthy food at affordable prices to California consumers. The grocery chain also serves as the employer to countless California residents. Normally, one would not consider Trader Joe's to be a dangerous workplace where numerous employees are getting injured on the job; however, a recent accident proved that truly anything can happen.

Death of construction worker injured on the job

A man who was working on a school building has died from his injuries following a horrific fall. The construction accident occurred earlier this month when the man was injured on the job. Unfortunately, any construction job, whether in California or elsewhere, can be a potentially hazardous undertaking, regardless of all safety protocols in place.

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