It is heartbreaking when a loved one becomes injured due to an accident at work. One of the more common but serious results of a work accident, often taking place on a construction site or in a mine, is a head injury that leads to brain damage. The consequences of a brain injury will depend solely on the person and on the nature of the injury, however, it can affect a person in a multitude of ways.
Spinal cord injuries can not only be extremely painful and dangerous, they can also damage a person's ability to live the way that he or she wants and contributes to a lowered quality of life. Spinal cord injuries are also a fairly common form of occupational injury, meaning that they occur very often in workplaces when people engage in heavy lifting, working with heights and other at-risk tasks.
Being injured at work can be a heartbreaking experience. Pain comes not just from the physical injuries, but the consequences it can have for your daily life. Then there's the stress that you may endure at the prospect of medical bills, lost wages, and wanting to get back to work.
Any workplace can pose risks - some more than others. Whether you are working in a mine, a construction site or at a desk in an office, there are still some basic health and safety principles that we should all be aware of.
While the government has made efforts to reduce workplace injuries, they still occur at an alarming rate. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 2.9 million workplace injuries occurred in the country in 2015 alone. These injuries have a variety of explanations, and one of the most overlooked is explosions.
When you are concerned about the safety of your workplace or you think that you or your colleagues may be in imminent danger, your first thought might be to place a complaint, either with your employer, or with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). However, your second thought may be concern or fear that this type of complaint, otherwise known as whistleblowing, may place your job in jeopardy.
The federal government has been keeping statistics on workplace deaths for some time now, and there's good new and bad news.
A variety of industries exist around Modesto. From agriculture and construction, there are a number of ways to make a living, but many of these occupations face significant risks if an employer does not adequately offer protections.
A Southern California man has been awarded $17 million for a devastating accident in 2013 that led to the amputation of part of his right leg. The man was a security guard at a PennySaver facility when he was hit by a forklift.
There are certain industries and specific jobs that are considered particularly dangerous for workers. Construction workers, for example, are at a high risk for serious and even fatal injuries. However, there are a number of occupations, many of which are well-compensated and require significant amounts of training and/or education, which can be dangerous as well.