One of the deadliest accidents on a construction site is a trench collapse. Due to the heavy weight of the soil — as much as 3,000 lbs. for a single cubic yard — few workers survive the experience.
A worker who is injured and seeks payment for medical treatment under workers’ compensation can choose a doctor from a selection offered by the employer’s insurance company. However, some workers may have disagreements with their doctor over a number of different issues. If this is the case for you, you should know that California law provides ways to dispute your doctor’s claims and even allow you to select a new doctor if necessary.