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July 2013 Archives

Officer condemned for pepper-spray incident seeks workers comp

Our Los Angeles readers will remember the UC Davis pepper-spray incident that took place back in November 2011. During that controversial incident, police pepper-sprayed demonstrators who sat down on a paved path on campus. Many were infuriated over the lack of judgment exercised by officers during that incident.

Former linebacker suing team, insurance company over claim

Earlier this month, 26-year-old Zack Follet--formerly a linebacker with the Lions--went to court for a settlement conference on a worker's compensation claim against both the Lions and Liberty Mutual, the team's insurance carrier. In his complaint, Follett claims to be suffering from neck, should, feet, knee and finger injuries as a result of the two seasons he spent with the Lions.

Health care industry plagued by unsafe conditions

According to a recent report published by consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, work-related accidents in the health care industry are a bigger problem than most of us realize. In addition, not a heck of a lot has been done to address well-known risks to workers in health care.

Amended workers' comp bill would limit claims for athletes

Workers compensation is an important asset for employees to have access to when they become disabled. Professional athletes, of course, are in a different category than industrial and construction workers and the like, but they also make use of the same protections.

Construction accident at 49ers' upcoming stadium a shock

Last month, the construction site of the new San Francisco 49ers' showed itself to be deadly after a mechanic was killed while working in an elevator shaft. The site is at the location of what will be the Levi Stadium, a $1.3 billion project set to open for the 2014 NFL season and to hose Super Bowl 50.

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