March 2018 Archives

How can power cords create electrical hazards?

Workers on California construction sites frequently use power tools, and while some tools utilize portable batteries, the vast majority of power tools operate off of electricity from a wall socket via a flexible power cord. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the use of power cords can be hazardous if they are improperly maintained or misused on the jobsite, with electric shocks and burns resulting.

Do I always feel pain after a workplace back injury?

You may have suffered an injury to your back on a California worksite, yet you do not feel any resulting pain. Perhaps you feel you got off lucky, but you should not rest easy just yet. You might decide against reporting a workplace incident or filing a workers' compensation claim only to experience pain sometime afterwards, but by then you could miss out on receiving compensation. It is important to remember that not all workplace back injuries result in immediate pain.

What are the real causes of workplace back injuries?

As you probably know, back injuries are among the most common causes of employee disability in California. Your spine is a complex system of bones, ligaments and discs, and it is highly susceptible to damage under certain circumstances. However, the cause that seems most obvious to you may not be the only factor in a back injury. 

Can a brain injury cause vision problems?

Being struck in the head, whether as a result of a vehicular accident or an accident on a California jobsite, can do more than just cause traumatic brain injury. Trauma inflicted on the human brain can produce a variety of delayed reactions, including damaging a person’s ability to see. According to the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC), TBI sufferers may experience a number of problems with their vision.

What are ways to reduce construction workplace accidents?

California construction sites present their share of hazards, and as such, it is important for construction managers to find ways to prevent accidents or to stop previous accidents from reoccurring. According to an article run on the Industrial Safety & Hygiene News website, construction accidents generally result from two general causes, namely unsafe acts or unsafe conditions. Understanding these two sources of workplace injury can assist in reducing the risk of accidents on the jobsite.

What are 4 common causes of ladder accidents?

A California construction site is an inherently dangerous place, and every time you show up to your job, you run the risk of suffering an injury related to your work environment. While working around heavy machinery, scaffolding and near-constant noise can prove risky in and of itself, there are also numerous hazards posed by working on or near ladders.

What are falling objects and how can they be prevented?

According to OSHA, one of the leading causes of construction workplace accidents is being struck by an object. The nature of construction activity in California construction sites can be hazardous and if a worker is not properly prepared or vigilant, someone can get hit by an object. Such accidents can result in small abrasions, but can also become very serious, with people suffering concussions or even death from an object impact.

Vicarious liability and how it applies to medical malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are somewhat complicated because in many instances, there may be other California parties that can be held liable for medical negligence or error than just the doctor that performed the malpractice. The legal doctrine of vicarious liability often comes into play, and under certain circumstances the hospital where the malpractice occurred may also be held liable for the negligent act.

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