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The compensation we fight for in construction site accidents

Construction workers in the San Diego area have dangerous jobs. Any construction site is full of hazards and risks, such as scaffolding, retaining walls, heavy equipment and a lot of foot traffic as people move from place to place to get the job done. Other construction sites present special risks. For example, workers on high buildings risk falling and highway construction workers risk getting hit by passing cars.

What should I do if a pack of dogs attacks?

Some of the most serious incidents of dog bites involve situations in which more than one dog attacks at the same time. Dogs, after all, are pack animals, and they are most effective at attacking when they act together as a pack. Whereas the worst one dog in a pack might do is inflict a minor injury, the pack of dogs can seriously hurt or even kill a person.

Representing injured workers in appeals

When a worker in the San Diego area gets hurt on the job, he or she is almost inevitably going to want the ensuring workers' compensation claim process to go as smoothly and as quickly as possible. The very purpose of workers' compensation in California is, after all, to get injured workers compensation for their medical bills and lost wages and to do so quickly.

Construction accident sends several workers to hospital

A parking garage under construction partially collapsed recently in another city in California, sending up to 20 workers falling 15 feet in to wet concrete below them. Some of those near the site said it sounded like a bomb going off when the structure crumbled.

What if your employer doesn't have workers' comp insurance?

All of those signs in the break room tend to cause people's eyes to glaze over. You probably assumed from the date of hire that your employer is complying with employment law, never bothering to look at those postings. Now, after getting injured while working, you've learned that your employer doesn't have workers' compensation insurance.

Overview of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

Because San Diego is a coastal town, there are many workers in this area who spend their days on the docks unloading and loading ships. These Californians do an important service for the shipping industry, and industry which affects both the California and the national economy.

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