September 2017 Archives

Changing careers after a workplace accident

From lost wages to an overwhelming amount of pain, being hurt at work can leave employees with a wide range of hardships. Our law firm also recognizes that some workplace injuries can leave an employee permanently disabled or never able to return to his or her previous position. If you are worried about switching career paths due to a work-related accident or know that you will no longer be able to perform your previous job duties, it is essential to look into your options.

Vineyard worker dies in California accident

This blog has gone over many types of fatal workplace accidents, whether they involve heights or toxic chemicals. However, on-the-job accidents that involve vehicles often have especially tragic outcomes in San Bernardino, California. While many workers whose job involves driving pass away after colliding with another vehicle, such as a taxi driver losing his or her life in a head-on crash or a trucker passing away after being hit by another truck, there are many other ways that fatal work accidents involving vehicles can occur.

Illnesses and workplace injuries

We have gone over many of the different risk factors associated with workplace accidents, such as machinery that might be dangerous or working in high places. However, there are even more potential problem areas that can lead to a workplace accident, such as the seasonal flu or another illness. If you were hurt at work while you were sick, you should still pursue any options that are able to help you move on, such as workers' compensation.

Weather and on-the-job accidents

On this blog, we have addressed many of the different factors that contribute to workplace accidents, from wet floors to repetitive strain and dangerous equipment. However, our law firm also knows that weather can play a role in workplace accidents in San Bernardino, as well as other California areas. From extreme heat to heavy rainfall and other weather events, workers may need to be mindful of the potential risks associated with weather.

Wrongful death and medical malpractice

When someone dies in California as the result of medical malpractice, the surviving family members often file a wrongful death suit against the doctor and/or medical facility whose negligence caused the death of their loved one. As bsfdea.com explains, the Institute of Medicine calculates that as many as 100,000 Americans die each year from preventable medical errors.

Freak accidents and unusual work injuries

Many of the more common types of workplace injuries have been covered on this blog, such as construction workers falling or road construction accidents. However, accidents that occur on the job can take many forms and may sometimes be considered unusual or highly unlikely. For example, someone may be struck by lightning while working or suffer hearing loss due to prolonged use of a megaphone. Although some uncommon work injuries may not receive much attention, and in some cases may not even be taken seriously, our law firm knows that the consequences of these injuries can be shattering for workers in San Bernardino, California.

Fatal construction accident occurs in California

Many workers are aware of the risks that come with dangerous equipment, toxic chemicals, and scaffolding. However, each construction accident is unique and some workers may become hurt after falling down while working on the side of a hill, among many other types of mishaps involving heights. In San Bernardino, California, these job site accidents can prove fatal, which often leads to an incredible amount of suffering for the loved ones a worker leaves behind.

Back-to-school stress and workplace mishaps

We have covered many different reasons why workplace accidents occur, from slippery surfaces to dangers that are present on construction sites. However, there are many more factors that can contribute to a workplace accident that workers and employers sometimes fail to realize. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we know that some people are under an incredible amount of stress due to back-to-school season. Believe it or not, this stress could cause an accident to take place on a job site in San Bernardino, California.

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