A terrifying workplace accident in Woodland may grab the attention of some of our San Diego readers this month, not because the victim is seeking compensation for his injuries but because the story brings up an important question: why do some workers qualify for workers' compensation benefits and others do not?
Local police were recently called to the site of a San Bernardino business where a woman was found dead. In response to that death, the California office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been called to investigate the deadly accident. Many workplace accidents are caused by faulty equipment, and this case may be the same.
Most California employers know an emphasis on safety is a positive way to reduce workplace injuries. In turn, implementation of safety standards can also reduce the number of workers' compensation claims. Employers across the nation are beginning to fully understand worker safety not only protects employees, but it also could be good for business profits.