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Worst Construction Accidents in U.S. History

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jan 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Construction accidents are sadly common in the United States where at least two workers die on the job each day on average. The four main causes of construction accident deaths, notoriously known as the "Fatal Four" are falls from heights, struck-by accidents, electrocution and incidents where ca...

What is the Most Common Accident in Construction?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jan 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Falls are the most common type of construction accident in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Construction accident falls typically happen when workers are not equipped with proper fall protection equipment or when the worksite lacks guardrai...

How to Prevent Construction Accidents

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jan 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

It is a well-known fact that construction workers face a high level of risk on the job. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2020, construction workers saw their highest annual fatal injury count (308) in the last five years. Construction workers accounted for nearly a third...

How to Make Accident Report in Construction

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jan 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Construction sites are rife with hazards. Common construction injuries continue to affect a number of construction employees.  Workers are at risk of hurting themselves in a number of ways from falling from heights and suffering electrical injuries to being struck by objects and/or equipment. Whe...

Fall from Ladder at Work: What Are My Legal Rights?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Dec 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Falling off a ladder could potentially result in serious if not life-threatening injuries. There is the potential for fractures, a serious spinal cord injury or concussion. If you fall off a ladder at a construction site or worksite, it is important that you take certain steps to preserve your le...

An Injured Victims Guide To Third Party Cases

Posted by Emily Ruby | Dec 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

When workers are injured on the job in California, they may be able to bring a workers' compensation claim. As an injured victim you might get paid for a work related injury. Under California law, workers who are injured on the job are eligible to receive workers' compensation benefits, which are awarded without the need to prove fault on the part of the employer or employee. But, in some cases, depending on facts and circumstances, workers may also be able to bring a third-party liability claim.

9 Things You Must Do When You Have Had an Accident at Work

Posted by Emily Ruby | Dec 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Getting injured on the job can be an extremely traumatic experience leaving the injured worker with a number of questions including what steps to take next to protect their rights and how their lives may be affected as a result of the workplace injury. At Greenberg & Ruby Injury Attorneys, APC, we strive to protect the rights of injured workers every step of the way. Here are nine steps we recommend you take in the event of a workplace injury. We believe taking these crucial steps will help not just put you on the road to recovery, but also put you in the best possible position if you decide to seek compensation for injuries and losses sustained at work.

Can I Sue My Employer After a Work Injury?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Nov 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you suffer a work-related injury, generally speaking, you are prohibited from filing a lawsuit against your employer. This is primarily because of California's workers' compensation system, which exists to benefit both employers and employees. Because injured employees are covered under t...

Does a Brain Injury Qualify for Disability?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Oct 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

A traumatic brain injury is a serious and life-changing injury caused by a sudden blow to the head and leaves the brain damaged. Brain injuries are extremely common in the workplace, and not just in high-risk industries such as construction and manufacturing. Suffering a traumatic brain injury co...

Do I Need a Workplace Wrongful Death Lawyer?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jul 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Losing a loved one in a work-related accident is a horrible tragedy. In addition to the grief and emotional toll such a traumatic event takes on a family, a workplace death also leaves loved ones with financial stress that stems from losing a primary wage earner or breadwinner. While no amount ...

How to File a Wrongful Death Claim in California

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jun 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Workplace accidents are sadly common. Sometimes, an accident in the workplace ends in a terrible tragedy when a worker loses his or her life on the job. Typically, the family of a deceased worker will be able to seek death benefits through California's workers' compensation system. These benefits...

Do I Need a Forklift Injury Lawyer?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jun 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

Forklift accidents have the potential to result in catastrophic injuries or even death. Because of their size and weight, they could result in crushing injuries, broken bones or even internal organ damage. There are also many cases where a forklift operator causes people to fall or causes heavy...

Do I Need a Construction Accident Lawyer?

Posted by Emily Ruby | Jun 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured in a construction site accident in Los Angeles, you are probably not just struggling physically, but also financially. You are likely wondering how to pay medical bills and deal with lost income as a result of being unable to work while recovering from your injuries. Th...

Privette Doctrine Update (2022)

Posted by Emily Ruby | May 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

In late 2021, the California Supreme Court published Sandoval v. Qualcomm Incorporated (2021) 12 Cal.5th 256 (Sandoval) and Gonzalez v. Mathis (2021) 12 Cal.5th 29 (Gonzalez). These cases provide some long-overdue guidance for courts and litigants to use in applying the Hooker and Kinsman excepti...

Do I Need a Work Injury Lawyer?

Posted by Emily Ruby | May 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured on the job, you may be wondering if you need to contact a work injury lawyer. The answer to that question depends on the circumstances of your case and severity of your injuries. If you have suffered a minor injury for which you did not require medical care or treatment...

Workers Compensation Settlements for Neck Injuries

Posted by Emily Ruby | Apr 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Neck injuries suffered on the job can be extremely painful and uncomfortable to endure. If you have suffered a neck injury that limits your physical movement and causes pain, you are most likely unable to work and are looking at additional medical expenses to get the treatment and therapy you n...

How to Handle a Back Injury at the Workplace

Posted by Emily Ruby | Mar 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you suffer a back injury on the job, you may be wondering how to pay not just your medical expenses that begin to pile up, but also how you would handle other household expenditures at a time when you're unable to work because of your injury. If you have suffered a workplace injury, you may ...

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