Imagine your husband has spent the last 20 years going to his job at California construction sites -- day in and day out. He has never suffered a serious injury, not even a scratch. As a painter, the risks of his job are minimal, but at his last construction job, he complained of unusual working conditions that worried you.
Countless California workers and their families rely on the state's workers' compensation program to provide money to pay for medical care and death benefits in the event of an on-the-job accident. However, one category of worker -- who risks his or her life for the community -- cannot get workers' compensation or sue the state of California for benefits relating to an on-the-job event. This person is the firefighting contractor.
A study has examined the donated brains of NFL players and other football players. Among the 202 brains of football players that scientists examined, 87 percent showed signs of brain damage. Meanwhile, among the 111 belonging to National Football League players, 99 percent showed brain damage.
There are some kinds of factory and construction accidents that happen against and again. Most of these accidents don't result in serious injuries. However, when circumstances are unlucky enough, these incidents can result in death.
If you've suffered a serious injury in a construction accident, you'll want to know what you can do to get money to pay for your doctors' bills. You'll probably have a lot more questions about your legal rights and options as a construction accident victim.
If your work involves typing at a computer -- and the majority of professional jobs do these days -- you might think that you work in a safe environment. However, everyone who sits in front of a computer all day is at risk of developing a host of potential injuries -- carpal tunnel syndrome being one of them.