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Workers' compensation: Firefighters rescue suspended worker

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health reported that it had launched an investigation into an incident in which a construction worker had to be rescued by the Orange County Fire Authority. The fire chief said that the incident occurred on a recent Tuesday morning. It is unclear whether there were injuries such as suspension trauma that might lead to a workers' compensation claim.

4 office hazards that may cause work injuries

Working in an office may seem relatively simple and even mundane at times. Whether you are a secretary, accountant, office assistant or even the CEO, your workday probably comes with few harmful situations in general. However, that does not mean your office is completely safe.

Does workers' compensation cover all workplace injury incidents?

Most members of the California workforce can find comfort in the knowledge that someone will have their backs if they should suffer occupational injuries. The state-regulated workers' compensation insurance program would cover workplace injuries and illnesses, even if they resulted from the negligence of the workers or employers. However, there are specific circumstances under which benefits claims might be denied.

Workers' compensation available for victims of trench collapses

Safety authorities remain concerned about the number of trench collapses or cave-ins that continue to cause injuries and fatalities on construction sites nationwide, including in California. A significant number of workers' compensation claims follow trench collapses every year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently underscored the importance of trench protection by distributing free stickers to remind employers and employees of the dangers posed by unprotected excavations.

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