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California injury attorney, California workers compensation attorneyIf you have been injured on the job, your case could sound in workers’ comp, which would mean that your employer is responsible for your injuries. In some cases, another party may be responsible or partially responsible for your injuries. This would mean that you have a third-party claim.

What Is a Third-Party Claim?

A third-party claim arises when someone other than your employer caused your injuries. For example, if you are working on a construction site and a party who is not your employer created a dangerous condition that leads to your injury, you can file a third-party claim.

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A common problem that happens in the workplace is that people are injured on the job. But the good news is that a lot of workplace accidents can be avoided if certain steps are taken ahead of time. Here are some of the things employees can do to avoid being injured at work.

Stay alert at work

Being alert and awake constantly while you're at work is going to prevent accidents in the workplace. It's also going to enhance your performance at work and may even earn you a promotion or raising your pay amount. Most the time, people who are in accidents in the workplace are those who are not completely awake and are working on a little amount of sleep. Make sure that you have a good night sleep the night before to ensure that you are safe while you're working.

Wear the right uniform

People that are working in factories and are working with trucks are often in a lot more accidents while they're working. Therefore, if you have a job searches one of these, you should wear the right uniform to ensure that you are safe. Not only does this mean wearing the right clothing, it also means wearing the right kind of shoes while you're at work. You also should wear any kind of protective clothing that you are required to wear, such as a special hat to protect your head or reflective clothing so that you can be seen at night.

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