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November 2013 Archives

Industrial worker cannot sue employer under labor code provision

Under a recent ruling by the Division Seven Court of Appeals, an industrial worker who lost part of his arm in a work mishap in 2009 at Unistar is unable to hold his employer accountable for the accident beyond receiving workers compensation. The accident, which took place in February 2009, occurred when the worker's hand became stuck to a frozen pork cube he had been attempting to push down the grinder chute. As a result, his arm was fed down the machine and had to be partially amputated.

Workers injured in industrial accident at Tesla factory

A recent mishap at a Tesla Motors plant in Palo Alto reportedly left three employees with moderate to serious burns. According to sources, the accident was the result of hot metal spilling from a casting press. The factory where the incident occurred is solely dedicated to manufacturing Model S, which has become known recently for a series of car fires.

Injured worker wins appeal regarding source of medical records

Most people generally trust that if they are injured during work, their employer will step up and support them while they recover, particularly when it comes to workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen, and it then falls upon the injured employer to advocate for him- or herself.  

Former UC Davis officer wins psychiatric workers' comp claim

We wrote some time back about a former UC Davis police officer who filed a workers' compensation claim, asserting that he suffered depression and anxiety as a result of backlash following an incident in which Occupy movement protestors were pepper sprayed back in 2011. The incident, as some readers will remember, caused quite a stir, as the police response was deemed unnecessary and punitive.

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