August 2018 Archives

Personal injury lawsuits might follow crash that injured veterans

Workers on California highways will always be vulnerable, whether they are doing road maintenance or picking up litter. Some drivers pay little or no attention, regardless of the number of signs put out to warn motorists of the presence of workers. Many personal injury cases in the state's civil courts involve injured workers and distracted drivers.

Personal injury: Man loses mother and grandmother in crash

When a loved one dies in a car accident, the trauma that surviving family members suffer could be severe. This is also the case for a California man who is struggling to deal with the fact that he lost his grandmother and his mother in a suspected DUI crash on a recent Friday. A wrong-way driver reportedly caused the personal injury that led to the deaths of both.

Chemical exposure victims might file workers' compensation claims

Exposure to hazardous chemicals can have severe consequences. Workers' compensation claims in California frequently follow such exposure, and victims might suffer long-term health effects. At least 40 people were affected by an unknown chemical hazard in Los Angeles County. The incident occurred at a facility that manufactures specialty defense industry and aerospace products.

Workers' compensation benefits denied for firefighter with cancer

The fact that firefighters can develop cancer as a result of their employment has been established. Under California laws, the state's workers' compensation insurance program regards cancer as a compensable work-related disease for firefighters. However, most such claims are said to be initially denied.

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