Workplace Accidents Archives

On-the-job pedestrian accidents

Employees sustain injuries for many reasons while working, whether they slip and fall or are injured due to malfunctioning equipment. However, traffic can be especially dangerous for some workers, even if they are not required to drive a vehicle as part of their job duties. Pedestrian accidents can occur in many different fields and leave employees with severe injuries, or even claim their lives. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident that took place while you were working, you should know your legal options as you try to recover.

Workplace accidents - what can I do about them?

California employees do not get up in the morning expecting to find themselves caught up in a workplace accident later in the day. In fact, most of you likely feel fairly safe at work. Even construction workers, who have one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet, can often get so used to the risk it does not feel quite so risky anymore. 

Why water and electrical cords do not mix in the workplace

When it comes to electrical shocks, one easy equation to remember is that water plus electricity equals a nasty electric shock. California workplaces should keep their employees safe from water related electric shocks. Without proper safety standards and worker awareness, an unwary employee could become the victim of an unfortunate workplace electrical accident.

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.

What industries have the most injuries?

Every industry in California has workers who are injured each year. From accidents to illnesses, workers get hurt on the job despite efforts to keep them safe. You may feel your industry is safe and you have nothing to worry about, but the reality is injuries can happen even if you sit at a desk all day and are not exposed to anything harmful. However, some industries are more likely to be where workplace accidents occur.

Common injuries in the agriculture industry

Not every industry in California a person can work in is fraught with hazards. However, one industry that does rank as high risk is agriculture. Anyone working in this industry should make themselves aware of the risks and what they can do to be safer on the job. 

Sleep deprivation and workplace accidents

Accidents in the workplace happen for many reasons. Sometimes, these accidents are out of a worker’s control, while other accidents take place due to factors that could have been prevented, from intoxication to carelessness. Our law firm knows that the risk of accidents can be especially high in certain fields, such as those which may leave an employee fatigued or deprived of sleep. For example, working graveyard shifts could interfere with a worker’s sleep schedule, increasing the chances of something going wrong.

Post-traumatic stress and work accidents

Workers who sustain an injury on-the-job may struggle with various challenges afterward, from physical pain to financial problems (lost wages, hospital bills, and so on). However, our law firm recognizes that it is not always possible to know the full extent of the problems an injured worker will face shortly after the accident has occurred. For example, some people may sustain a head injury and not know that they suffered a traumatic brain injury, which could haunt them later on. Or, some people might develop post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the accident.

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