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3 safety precautions that can help prevent construction accidents

Construction accidents are tragic both in their frequency and their preventability. Too often, a simple mistake on a construction site causes an accident that will have a lasting impact on the victim. Taking simple precautions to encourage safety and prevent such mishaps is the best way to ensure that workers are kept safe from any hazards beyond those that are already present on a construction site.

Some work injury cases provide additional compensation

Workers' compensation cases can be quite complicated. If you suffered an injury at work, you have rights and responsibilities that begin from the very moment your injury takes place. You may not be completely clear about how to move forward, but there are a few things you should know.

Don't let fear prevent you from filing for workers' compensation

If you suffered an injury on the job in the Los Angeles area and you are covered by workers' compensation, you should know that the law protects your right to claim work comp benefits. However, some workers do not file for workers' compensation benefits because they fear their employer will retaliate against them. However, the law also protects you from employer retaliation, and you cannot be fired from your job for filing a legitimate workers' compensation claim.

What to do if you are injured while working

California workers who sustain an injury or develop an illness in connection with their work may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. These may include payments for necessary medical treatment, permanent or temporary disability benefits, and more.

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