Is An Employer Liable for a Workplace Injury?

Any workplace injury is serious and both the injured worker, as well as the employer, needs to take immediate action. Whether it is a serious accident on a construction site or plant floor, a traffic accident during a delivery, or a slip and fall on the office floor, following established company protocol can significantly reduce an employer’s liability. The same protocol should be followed even if the employee incident is due to a preexisting condition such as a fainting spell or seizure. Workers Safety Expectations Employers have a duty of care, under the health and safety laws, to provide employees with a safe workplace. A series [...]

By | 2018-12-04T22:34:00+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Workplace Fatalities Break 5000 for the First Time

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics news release posted in December 2017, workplace deaths rose by 7% in 2016 to a record 5,190. “This is the third consecutive increase in annual workplace fatalities and the first time more than 5000 fatalities have been recorded by the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries since 2008. The fatal injury rate increased to 3.6 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers from 3.4 in 2015, the highest rate since 2010.” The BLS news release also revealed the following findings: Transportation related work incidents still accounted for the highest percentage of deaths at 40%. That number includes 632 truck drivers, 116 farmers [...]

By | 2018-11-02T20:23:15+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Six Important California Bicycle Safety Tips

Follow the Rules and Use Common Sense More than 100 bicyclists are killed in California each year and over 100,000 are injured in collisions. These injuries are commonly the result of the bicyclist or drivers bad judgment, lack of skill or attention, or failure to obey traffic laws.  Although bicyclists and motorists share the same rights and responsibilities, and are subject to the same rules and regulations, bicyclists for the sake of their own safety and the safety of others, must pay especially close attention to traffic signs, signals and crosswalks and follow all the rules of the road. These rules are available to all bicyclists [...]

By | 2018-10-22T19:27:55+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Company Settles Construction Death Case for $2.5 Million

Berkeley Redevelopers, a New Jersey construction company, has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the estate of Raymond Crosby, an equipment mechanic, crushed to death during the demolition of a former Woolworth store. The construction company failed to obtain a building evaluation by a demolition engineer to properly tear down the building the suit alleged. The construction death resulted when Crosby, an employee of Edgewood Properties, was cutting notches into a steel support beam, at the Beachwood Shopping Center in Berkeley Township, when the roof fell on top of him. Crosby had no prior experience with demolitions. He was sent to the site to repair a [...]

By | 2018-10-04T21:05:19+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

California Workplace Injury Suit Filed Against Tesla by Burned Worker

An electrical explosion at the Fremont California Tesla plant caused severe burns and suffering, according to a workplace injury lawsuit filed by Son Nguyen, the injured factory worker. The suit alleges that the company was focused primarily on increasing productivity rather than employee safety. Mr. Nguyen was a contractor at the plant on June 5, 2017, when an arc flash explosion thrust him 15 to 20 feet back, engulfing him in flames. He claims that the company refused to shut power to the equipment he was working on, because they did not want halt production for even a brief period. Nguyen says he is in constant [...]

By | 2018-08-09T19:24:57+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Electrocution: A Common Hazard at Home or at Work

Electric Power -- when it fails we realize how much we take it for granted. It is a modern convenience that we expect as part of our everyday life. Throw a switch or push in a plug and power is there when we need it. Although it is relatively safe in its contained state, the transmission and storage of electricity can be extremely dangerous. In the U.S., an average of 400 people die from electrocution annually and an additional 4400 are injured. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), electrocution is the second leading cause of death in the construction industry, exceeded only by [...]

By | 2018-07-30T18:09:26+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Do I Have a Case for California Premise Liability?

If you were injured on the property of another, you may be considering filing a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. In California, it is your right to recover damages from a negligent property owner, provided you could satisfy the requirements of California law. If you are invited onto the property (invitee), a property owner has a duty of care to you. However a court may consider if you contributed to your own injury by being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, for instance. If you were intoxicated and fell, a court may rule that your condition was the main contributing factor to your injuries, [...]

By | 2018-09-05T14:53:28+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Preventing California Workplace Injuries

April 28, 2018 marks the 47th annual Workers Memorial Day, an international day of remembrance for workers who were injured or lost their lives on the job. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for maintaining safe and healthful workplaces. It is the role of OSHA to ensure safe conditions by providing training, education and assistance as well as enforcing standards. In California, agricultural and construction far outpace all other industries in the rate of injuries and fatalities. In a report released on Workers Memorial Day by Worksafe last year, there [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:44:04+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Study Shows Severe Burn Injury Patients Have a Greater Survival Rate

Surviving a severe burn injury is a lot more likely today, thanks to major advances in treatments made over the past thirty years, according to a study published in the Journal of American College of Surgeons. Since improvements in burn care transpired in the 1980s, the study was the first to have analyzed the progress made on the affects to burn injury patients. “Mortality has decreased three to fivefold since the 1980s ostensibly from the substantial advances in burn care that occurred between 1980 and 1989,” according to a statement in Medical News by the lead study author David N. Herndon, chief of staff and director [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:41:01+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

OHSA: Fall Protection Training Added to Top Ten Violations List

While Fall Protection General Requirements remained at the top of the Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) list of top ten violations, a new addition moved into the number nine spot on the list – Fall Protection Training Requirements. This entry preceded a new study released in January from data from the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program, which showed that almost half of all construction related fatalities involved falls. Of those workers killed, 54 percent had no access to a personal fall arrest system (PFAS) or had one and failed to use it. The new entry to the OSHA top ten list, entitled Fall [...]

By | 2018-05-24T11:38:07+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Personal Injury|0 Comments

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