Most employers today are required to have workers' compensation to cover the costs of medical bills and benefits to employees who are injured on the job.
Construction work is considered one of the most dangerous jobs by the Department of Labor - based on statistics of injuries and fatalities.
Despite the care you and your employer take, accidents and injuries happen. Your actions at the time of an injury can affect your right to receive benefits. Take a few minutes now to review these tips and keep a copy nearby to refer to if you or a co-worker is injured in the workplace.
Nick Perry urges workers young and old to stand up to their employers on matters of workplace safety. Perry, now 31, almost lost his life in an accident at a Victoria lumberyard on Nov. 3, 2001.
Construction sites can be one of the most dangerous places to work, and construction workers place themselves in danger every day when they go to work. A construction accident can causes injuries that are physically disabling to the worker. Emotional damage and post-traumatic stress disorder may also be concerns after a construction worker is injured in an accident on the job, particularly in falling accidents that occur from large heights.
You were injured on-the-job. You have either received workers' compensation or have brought a workers' compensation claim. Yet, you wonder if there is more compensation available for you. Can you also bring a personal injury lawsuit for a San Bernardino workplace accident?
When it comes to the construction industry, crane accidents are the number one cause of most deaths and injuries. Are you aware that every year, hundreds of people are killed, disabled or injured in crane accidents in the United States?
A 60-year old construction worker was in serious condition when a porch overhang fell on him, crushing him under the weight of the structure. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital with back and neck injuries.
We've all heard that Disneyland is the "Happiest Place on Earth". However, it wasn't too happy for a contract employee who was cleaning the roof on the ride Space Mountain. The man wore a harness that was tied with a rope to an anchor when he slipped after a rope came loose. He was still in the harness when he slid about 20 feet.
Plant workers can suffer a wide range of industrial accidents from minor to catastrophic.