March 2017 Archives

Statistics on occupational transportation accidents

When someone is involved in an occupational transportation accident, various challenges may lie ahead. Often, these crashes lead to serious physical pain, financial hardships and even the loss of life. In San Bernardino, California, and elsewhere in the U.S., it is essential for employees and employers to understand the prevalence and impact of occupational transportation accidents.

What are some common electrical dangers on job sites?

If you are an electrician, or work on construction sites in any capacity, you should always be aware of the dangers that are present. From broken equipment to falls and being struck by debris, construction accidents in San Bernardino take many forms. That said, electrocution is particularly problematic and is a major cause of construction worker deaths across California. Because of the serious nature of electrical accidents, it is important to recognize some of the common electrical dangers that you may face.

Mail carriers and on-the-job accidents

Whether someone who works in an office is hurt after slipping on the floor or a construction worker suffers an injury due to electrocution or falling, there are a large number of workplace accidents in San Bernardino, California, and across the country. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we are also aware of the risks that mail carriers face. If you work as a mail carrier, it is vital to recognize potential risks and address a work-related injury immediately.

Knee injuries at work could end your career

When it comes to workplace injuries, some people view damaged joints as a minor concern. Compared with fatalities, lost limbs and spinal or head injuries, a knee injury may not seem severe. However, knee injuries can be debilitating. They can be painful. You can lose strength, the ability to stand and lift and your range of motion as well.

Work-related injuries and semi truck drivers

According to information which was published by the U.S. Department of Labor, those who drive tractor-trailers and heavy trucks suffer more non-fatal illnesses and injuries which force them to spend time away from work when compared to every other profession. In fact, more than 55,000 large truck drivers found themselves in this position during 2014 alone. In San Bernardino, and on roads all over California, it is essential for those who drive semi trucks to realize how widespread injuries are in their occupation and focus on staying safe at work.

The prescription of incorrect medications

As a patient, you may be subjected to various forms of medical malpractice and doctor mistakes. However, if you take prescription medication, you should be especially vigilant when it comes to the drugs you consume. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, our law firm knows how upsetting medication errors can be for patients and their loved ones in San Bernardino, and California's other cities.

Can I get workers' comp for an off-premises traffic crash?

Workplace injuries occur for a myriad of reasons, from electrocution to accidents involving heights. However, traffic accidents are a major problem for many employees in San Bernardino, and all over California. After suffering an injury while driving at work, employees may experience significant physical pain, mental trauma and devastating financial setbacks. Fortunately, some are able to secure workers' compensation benefits, which could help you if you are going through this firsthand.

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