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Port Worker Dies In Bay Area Crane Accident

According to California state investigators, a maintenance issue led to a crane accident that crushed and killed a 51-year-old worker in a Bay Area port last month. NBC Bay Area News reported that a spokesman for California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Heath (Cal-OSHA) stated that two workers were attempting to fix a maintenance problem in a Bay Area port regarding the crane’s trolley wheels when a crane accident took place. Specifically, the workers were attempting to adjust the trolley wheels so that all four wheels were on the rails when one of the workers was crushed by the crane....

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Man Receives Complete Face Transplant After Construction Accident

In March, a team of surgeons at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced the results of the amazing case of Dallas Wiens, a construction worker from Fort Worth, Texas, who received the most complete face transplant in the United States to date. The 25-year- old construction worker suffered extreme injures from severe burns to his head, when the boom lift he was operating struck a power line. The horrific construction site accident left him in a coma for three months. In the following two and a half years, he underwent 22 surgeries. The damage to his face was so severe that after...

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California woman accused of illegally collecting workers’ comp

When workers’ compensation claims arise, the details surrounding an individual case can vary dramatically. Whether the injuries were caused by repetitive stress, a construction site accident, unsafe working conditions or any other factor, these incidents (and the types of injuries people suffer) are often quite unique. However, regardless of the details pertaining to a claim, it is imperative for anyone in San Francisco and throughout the state who has been injured on the job to receive the benefits they need to move forward. Unfortunately, some people experience legal difficulties after filing a claim, which makes thorough evaluation and taking the...

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Guilty plea in California workers’ comp fraud case

When an employee is injured at work, a number of problems could arise, such as having difficulty paying medical expenses, lost wages and physical pain. In San Francisco and throughout California, employees deserve to be protected from these types of issues with workers’ compensation. However, employers do not always fulfill their obligations and sometimes commit fraud, which could not only cause hardships for staff but also result in costly fines and even prison time. As a result, it is imperative for companies to ensure compliance with employment laws. A 69-year-old man from Corona Del Mar recently pleaded guilty to workers’...

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Workers’ comp charges impact California employer

Although there are many things for an employer to focus on, compliance with workers’ compensation laws and regulations is imperative. There are numerous pressures that can always arise, but the penalties for workers’ comp violations (such as fines and potential imprisonment) can be especially tough. If you are a business owner in San Francisco, it is smart to make sure you understand California law and are able to provide employees with quality workers’ compensation in case a workplace injury accident ever occurs. After an insurance company alerted the Monterey County DA’s Office in 2009, a California business became the focal...

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California man pleads guilty to workers’ comp fraud

Employers have many things to take into consideration when it comes to their business, from the hiring process to turning a profit. However, workers’ compensation is extremely important and can lead to problems when not addressed properly. In San Francisco and the rest of California, there have been numerous examples of workers’ comp stories in the news. While some of them pertain to changes in state law, others discuss cases of fraud. According to the Department of Insurance, a contractor in Hanford was dishonest when dealing with the State Compensation Insurance Fund, which allowed him to receive a reduction in...

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Injured athletes in California impacted by ruling

When it comes to workplace injuries, workers sometimes wonder if they will able to secure compensation for their inability to continue working. Missing out on work can not only interrupt life, but lead to financial difficulties as well. As a result, it is important for those who have been injured in San Francisco to look into workers’ compensation right away. For injured athletes, California has been particularly welcoming. However, recent legislation will make it more difficult for athletes to qualify for workers’ compensation in the state. Due to these changes in law, some are worried that the state and those...

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California businesses could see higher workers’ comp premiums

When it comes to workers’ compensation, companies are required to carry it in order to protect employees in case they are injured. However, workers’ comp does not typically pay for the entire cost of the worker’s damages. In San Francisco, some business owners worry about the cost of workers’ compensation, so many pay attention to industry recommendations. Due to an increase in the cost of medical care and an abundance of claims, some predict that there could be a significant increase in workers’ compensation premiums. While some businesses remain optimistic and believe that legislation will reduce the severity of rate...

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