Whether a construction worker falls off a ladder or someone is hurt in a slip and fall accident, there are many reasons why workplace injuries occur. From a leg injury to a brain or neck injury, the details of these accidents vary from case to case. Unfortunately, when someone is hurt in a workplace accident they may struggle with a number of hardships, such as physical pain, lost wages and costly medical expenses. As a result, workers in San Bernardino and across California who are going through this firsthand should do everything in their ability to recover, which may include taking legal action.
Certain jobs can pose more safety hazards than others. This includes jobs where workers are subjected to chemicals and other toxic substances. Strict regulations are in place to help protect workers in these environments. Here we have compiled some general information about how chemicals and toxins are safely handled in order to prevent workplace injuries.
When people think of jobs that are inherently dangerous, many think of police officers or firefighters. One job that can also involve the possibility of disastrous accidents is the job of window washing. One middle-aged man was washing the windows of a San Francisco skyrise when he fell 11 stories onto a car in the traffic below. Luckily, he survived but has suffered serious workplace injuries due to the accident. For these injuries, the injured person or his or her family may be entitled to compensation.
In a recent post, we discussed the On-site Consultation Program. Offered by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the program functions as an incentive to small business owners. However, the program may benefit both employer and employee alike. By taking proactive safety measures -- usually offered in the form of free advice by an OSHA official -- small business owners might avoid costly fines by OSHA inspectors.
Californians like to customize their beer, as evidenced by the popularity of microbreweries and the craft beer movement. A state law that allows breweries to sell their craft brews on their own premises also helps to ensure a unique experience for California foodie-types.