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June 2016 Archives

Can I file a workers’ comp claim after termination in California?

Workplace accidents are an unavoidable and frustrating possibility for any worker, regardless of the business he or she works for or the nature of one’s job. Whether working in a cubicle pushing papers or working on a loading dock pushing a dolly, accidents can and do occur. Workers’ compensation claims usually address the needs of such situations, but in rare circumstances a worker may be terminated before a claim is filed. While this is uncommon, it is still possible for the worker to file one’s workers’ compensation claim successfully, provided several requirements are met.

Police looking for help in fatal California pedestrian accident

Police are currently seeking information about an accident that took the life of a man on the highway recently. The fatal pedestrian accident happened in California at night and took the life of a 24-year-old man. The driver who allegedly hit the man took off from the scene, and this has left police asking for help from the public.

Woman faces prison time after California bike accident

A woman has recently pleaded no contest after an accident that took the life of a bicyclist. The bike accident happened on a rural road in California some time ago. The woman may now face 19 years to life in prison as a result of the deadly incident which resulted in a second degree murder charge.

A costly pedestrian accident can result from a lot of situations

Walking along any roadway can be risky, but when California drivers are following the rules of the road, it helps reduce that risk. Unfortunately, drivers do not always adhere to traffic laws, and pedestrians can pay the price. When a pedestrian accident does occur, it is important for pedestrians to understand whether or not the driver who hit them bears any liability and what kind of financial issues may arise when medical help is needed.

A construction site accident can be costly in California

There is no doubt about the inherent dangers involved in any kind of construction job. Whether one is working on a major project in California or a small home renovation, there is always the chance of a construction site accident. While the industry is highly regulated and there are countless safety laws in place to protect construction workers in California, an accident can occur and leave a worker with a huge financial burden in addition to any long-term physical effects. This is why it is vital that anyone injured in an accident on site knows the process of getting compensation and what legal options may be available if workers' compensation is not enough.

Wrongful death claim may hinge on a few factors

Filing a claim in a civil court after a loved one has passed away may seem intimidating. However, if a loved one's death was due to the negligence of another, a legal claim may be appropriate. In California and other states, wrongful death litigation typically hinges on two specific factors: liability and monetary damages.

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