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Blog Posts in 2018

  • List of Work-Related Fatalities in California in 2017

    Fatal Accidents Among Workers in California in 2017 Unfortunately, workers in the state of California experienced approximately 25 work-related deaths last year. These deaths occurred for reasons ranging from criminal activity at the work site to freak accidents and heavy machinery. In 2017, deaths among workers were as follows: Death due to falling tree limb Death due to fatal crushing by tractor ...
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  • In the News: Palo Alto Tunnel Worker Killed in Deadly Accident

    Palo Alto Tunnel Worker Killed by Another Worker Driving a Bobcat On Thursday, July 12, 2018, a construction worker was killed in a deadly accident at Crossroads Community Church on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, CA. The tunnel worker was reportedly killed while another worker was repaving the parking lot and ran over him with a Bobcat vehicle. Unfortunately, fatalities like this are all too ...
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  • Can I File a Workers' Comp Claim After Being Let Go?

    You may be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after being terminated. However, you may experience some difficulty getting a former employer’s insurer to give you the compensation you deserve. Here’s what you need to know. How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim After Being Fired Receiving workers’ compensation benefits after being fired takes a little more effort than injury ...
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  • What to Do if Your Boss Fires You Because of an Injury

    Sometimes employers act out of line when terminating an employee. California being an at-will employment state, your employer technically does not have to offer an official reason for firing you. However, you may have reason to believe that your recent work-related injury is a factor in their decision to let you go. If so, the best thing you can do is secure strong legal representation right away. ...
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