Workplace Injuries | San Diego Injury Accident Lawyer Blog
A sanitation worker is dead after an accident at work in Riverbank, CA on Monday, August 26, 2019. The worker was identified as Ismael Martinez. Martinez worked for Gilton Solid Waste Management. Martinez reportedly got caught between a garbage truck and the lift arm of the truck, and, as such, was thus, killed. The accident occurred at around 4:30 pm on the 1200 block of Homewood Avenue.
If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.
A worker of a restaurant in Paramount, CA was injured after a car crashed through the front of the restaurant on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The worker was reportedly sitting inside the restaurant when the car crashed through the restaurant, hitting the worker, and pushing him across the restaurant. The driver of the car involved in the car said that she accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brakes while she was in the process of parking her car. The name of the restaurant where the car crashed was Mariscos Los Dorados restaurant in Rosecrans Avenue. The worker was transported to the hospital after the crash. There, he was treated for cuts and bruises. According to authorities, they believed that the incident was just an accident.
1 woman was injured and 3 other people also injured and treated at the scene when older model maroon van crashed into a CVS store in Moraga, CA on Saturday, July 13, 2019. The crash occurred a few minutes before 1 pm at a CVS store on 580 Moraga Road. A female employee of the said CVS store was pinned under the debris due to the crash. First responders had to reportedly rescue the employee. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries sustained from the accident after the crash. The cause of the crash was being investigated.
A construction worker was killed on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Encino, CA after a trench he was working in collapsed, and buried him up to his chest. The accident occurred around 6:25 pm at a property at 5055 N. Louise Avenue. The trench was reportedly 10 to 20 feet deep. According to findings, the worker descended into the trench to do work on an underground sewer line when a failure of the trench occurred. As such, the worker ended up buried to his chest. Firefighters got to work shoring up the compromised trench to avoid further collapse and dig the injured worker out. About an hour to the rescue effort, the worker was declared dead at the scene.
Shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at a house on the 17000 block of Bernardo Oaks Drive near Rancho Bernardo golf course, the cries of a 55-year-old man stuck in a tree could be heard in the tony neighborhood. The man was a tree trimmer who had been working near the top of a 40-foot palm tree when the large skirt of fronds—weighing several hundred pounds—came down and wedged him in the tree. This led to a challenging rescue by the San Diego Fire Department (SDFD), which arrived quickly to the scene. Read the rest »
The rate of injuries and illnesses suffered at the workplace continues to fall in the Golden State. According to the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), the statewide injury and illness rate is the lowest it has been in 13 years. In the year 2013, four out of every 100 workers suffered an injury or illness. The number of serious injuries and illnesses has dropped, as well. Read the rest »
Although most employers take their responsibilities seriously when it comes to workplace safety, no workplace is completely free of risks. The National Safety Council (NSC) promotes the month of June as National Safety Month each year, encouraging employees and employers to look at safety and health risks in their own workplaces. While many experienced San Diego workplace accident attorneys can provide assistance to southern California residents injured on the job, the best outcome is always to avoid injuries when possible.
The theme of this year’s National Safety Month is “Safety Starts With Me.” The goal, according to organizers, is to encourage workers to look out for their own safety and that of their co-workers. While the theme doesn’t reduce the responsibilities of employers to meet state and federal safety and health standards, it does encourage employees to keep their eyes peeled for potential hazards and to address them. Read the rest »
The first full week of May is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH Week) for workers in the U.S. It’s a time for employees and employers alike to take a closer look at safety in the workplace and to strive to prevent accidents, injuries, and illnesses related to work.
Work-related injuries and illnesses harm thousands of California workers each year. In most cases, the first place a worker goes for benefits is California’s workers’ compensation system. When a defective product or the negligence of a third party causes injury, however, an injured worker may also need the help of an experienced San Diego injury attorney to secure the full amount of compensation due. Read the rest »
A lab worker in San Diego was injured recently when a test tube broke during a chemical-mixing process, according to a recent report from NBC San Diego.
The lab worker was mixing hot and cold chemical substances together when the test tube he was using shattered, inflicting facial injuries with flying glass and chemicals. Rescue workers were called to the scene to help the lab worker. His current medical condition is not currently known, but rescue workers did not describe his injuries as life-threatening. Read the rest »
An officer suffered a knee injury in an attempt to take speeding juveniles driving a stolen car into custody on August 15 around 12:30 a.m. in the 3600 block of Ocean View. According to the San Diego Police Department, the officer made an attempt to pull over five juveniles, but the driver did not pull over and the officer began to chase them.
The motorist crashed into two parked cars near the Imperial Ave. The driver and one passenger were captured by the officer, while three fled on foot and have not yet been captured. The officer suffered the knee injury while taking the juveniles into custody. Read the rest »