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New California Senate Bill Aims to Protect Domestic Workers

Posted by Emily Ruby | Mar 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

A proposal in the California Senate has opened up the conversation and the possibility of better workplace protections for domestic workers who are currently not covered by state or federal occupational safety laws. According to a news report on, the Senate bill proposes removing that e...

Construction Equipment Accidents

Posted by Emily Ruby | Mar 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

Accidents involving heavy equipment on construction sites that are unsafe often cause devastating injuries and deaths each year. When safety precautions are ignored or not followed properly, things can go horribly wrong with heavy equipment and workers could be placed in harm's way. Many of these...

How to Make Accident Report in Construction

Posted by Emily Ruby | Feb 14, 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...

Construction Accident Statistics

Posted by Emily Ruby | Feb 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Like any large metropolis in the United States, construction is an ongoing activity in Los Angeles. According to, revenue in construction is projected to add up to $167 billion in California in 2023 and an annual growth rate of 3.2% is expected in the state. However, working in the c...

Classification of Construction Accidents

Posted by Emily Ruby | Feb 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Construction is one of the most important and essential jobs in any economy. Though it is one of the most critical professions, construction work is also one of the most dangerous. Because construction workers operate from heights and use heavy machinery and equipment, there is the potential for ...

Car Accidents in Construction Zones

Posted by Emily Ruby | Feb 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

Construction work is essential on California's highways and freeways. However, they can be extremely dangerous for workers who are on the job. Negligent drivers who fail to follow signs or drive while distracted, impaired, drowsy or speeding could end up causing devastating construction zone cras...

Amazon Warehouse Injuries

Posted by Emily Ruby | Feb 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

Amazon warehouses and fulfillment center workers face the risk of suffering serious and debilitating injuries. While Amazon is one of the world's largest retailers, they have had a number of reported issues with working conditions and worker safety. According to...

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...

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...

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