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Collapse of rebar in construction accident injures three workers

Construction is rampant across Northern California. This includes commercial properties, personal residences, apartment buildings and maintenance for roads and public transport systems. While this is beneficial to people and the economy, any construction project will carry with it a certain level of risk to those performing the work. Large vehicles, heavy equipment, tools, and putting the trust in other workers and the company to ensure safety can be dangerous. When there is an accident, it can lead to serious injuries and death. For those who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a fatal construction accident, can be beneficial to have legal assistance for a lawsuit to receive compensation.

What if there is a delayed or denied claims with my treatment?

Workplace injuries, illnesses or conditions are serious concerns for Californians who suffer from them. This is why they think that workers compensation benefits are the safety net that should allow them to lex so they can improve and return to full health. However, it is not always guaranteed that treatment will be provided or that it will be given in a timely manner. When a worker believes the denial or delay in treatment is unwarranted, there are options to complain and even receive payment for compensation after the delay or denial.

Manual materials handling can be back breaking

Manual handling of materials is one of the primary causes of musculoskeletal injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says cumulative trauma and overexertion cause missed workdays in various industries nationwide, including California. Lifting heavy objects cause strains and sprains that often lead to long-term health problems.

Report examines repetitive stress and carpal tunnel in California

Workplace injuries and conditions in California were once considered limited to obvious issues such as broken bones, cuts, head injuries, spinal cord damage and more that were clear to the eye. However, certain jobs carry with them inherent risks that people are fundamentally unaware of until they are experiencing them. Repetitive stress conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome fall into this category. Carpal tunnel can be debilitating, especially for those who work with their hands. Keeping track of research and information related to carpal tunnel can be helpful to those who might have it and are filing workers' compensation claims because of it.

Does your job place you at risk for hearing loss?

Depending on where you work and what your job requirements are, it is possible you could be facing certain physical risks when you show up on the job. Occupational hearing loss is a real possibility for some workers, and it is beneficial for you to know if you are at risk. It is also helpful to know what you can do to protect both your physical well-being and financial stability.

Plywood falls on man in fatal construction accident

If there is a perception that construction accidents are common in San Jose and throughout California, it is an accurate belief. There are always many commercial and private construction projects in progress and with that comes the risk that there will be a construction accident. Given the nature of the work, these accidents can result in fatalities. For families who have lost a loved one in a fatal work-related accident of any kind, having legal advice is imperative as they seek to move beyond the loss and get the compensation they need to cover expenses and make ends meet.

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