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June 2017 Archives

Autos under recall can still be sold to consumers

It may seem like auto recalls are all over the news these days. However, whether it is defective airbags, faulty wiring or any other defect, residents of California may be unaware that they are driving a defective automobile. In fact, according to one source, 63 million vehicles on our nations streets have some sort of safety recall that has not been repaired.

Inmate firefighter in California dies after tree falls on him

An inmate firefighter, age 26, lost his life recently when he was struck by a 3,000-pound falling tree in California. At the time of the incident, his supervisor's radio could not get in touch with emergency officials. The victim was clearing brush when a Douglas fir started falling. The Cal Fire captain shouted at the workers to get away. The victim failed to hear the captain, since the chainsaws they were using were so loud. The falling tree hit him on the head, causing him to subsequently fall in a ditch.

Those injured on the job may seek workers' compensation benefits

Whether one is working in the construction industry, in a factory or even in a white-collar job, it is entirely possible that a person could suffer an injury on-the-job that prevents them from working. For example, a person could fall from a ladder, slip on a spill on the floor or suffer a repetitive stress injury. When this happens, and a person is left unable to work for a period of time, they may be concerned about how they are going to make ends meet financially.

Spinal cord injuries and your emotional health

Whether you have no memory of the accident that injured your spinal cord or you remember every excruciating moment, there is no doubt that your hours and days are now filled with the consequences of that incident. The life you knew is gone, and your family is now responsible for your care.

Berkeley rugby player suffers paralyzing spine injury

Many California college students take both their sporting activities along with the academic studies very seriously. Unfortunately, some sports played at area colleges present a certain degree of danger. It only takes one wrong move for a sports injury to occur that affects a person's life forever.

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