Recent Posts in Workplace Injury Category

  • Workers Compensation: Information & Help

    If you have become injured and need help withworkers’ compensation benefits, you will want to know whom you can turn to for further information. Not everything will be placed right out in front of you in writing, which is why it is best to look forward to receiving help from other sources. Your employer could be your best reference when it comes to receiving information because they are required ...
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  • Workplace Injury: When You Can Sue Outside of Workers' Compensation

    What happens when you end up with an injury that occurred in the workplace? You may have been misinformed that the only compensation you’ll be able to receive will come from your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. You may also be able to sue for damages, however. If a defective product was the cause of the injury, you may have a products liability action. You may be able to bring action ...
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  • I Was Injured At Work, But What Are My Legal Rights?

    Every year, many Americans are injured on the joband wonder how they can protect their legal rights. The best way to protect legal rights of any kind is to report the injury to your employer. There is usually a certain amount of time in which the injury must be reported, such as within a few days of the incident, or as soon as possible. This all depends on the circumstance of the event. Once a ...
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  • Construction Worker Injuries and Your Legal Options

    Every year, construction workers are being injured on the job – let’s face it, they have an inherently dangerous profession. However, accepting that risk isn’t something that they need to do, because the risk of injury should be a preventable one. When a worker is injured on the job, they will almost always have some form of legal relief to help them recover from their injuries. There may be three ...
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  • Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Risks on the Job

    To understand the risks, one must first understand what Asbestos is and what it does. Asbestos is actually a commercial name, meaning that it isn’t a mineralogical definition. It refers to six naturally occurring minerals that possess high tensile strength, flexibility, resistance to chemical and thermal degradation, and electrical resistance. For decades, these minerals have been used in ...
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  • Working For Your Employer After an Injury

    Have you been injured on-the-job working for your employer? You may know that the best steps toward recovery involve getting better in your home environment depending on severity, or continuing to work at a steady pace in your job environment. But what happens when it’s time to get back to work? Taking things slowly and safely can go a far way when it comes to your health. Now you can find out ...
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  • Settlement Value of a Burn Injury Claim

    Burn injuries can be extremely serious and severe, depending on the nature of the burn. Perhaps you were involved in a car accident, a fire at a workplace, or some other situation that led to burns. One thing you should know is that there is a way to rate how severe the burn depth was in a patient. This can be very important when it comes to making your case. These are rated by first, second, and ...
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  • Workers' Compensation: Temporary Disability Benefits

    Let’s say you’re injured on the job – what do you do as far as receiving compensation? In California (and a bunch of other states such as Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island), it is a requirement for an employer to carry something known as Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI). There are two types of insurances required; Short-term Disability Insurance (SDI) and TDI. What Are Temporary ...
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  • Workers' Compensation Medical Care and Resolving Problems

    If you have been injured on the job and have decided to apply for workers’ compensation benefits, you should have no problems receiving the compensation you deserve… right? The problem is that so many people each year are evaluated on their injuries and do not agree with the reports. Different doctors will have different opinions when it comes to things like treatment options, what to do while you ...
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  • What to do When You Get Hurt on the Job

    Filling Out a Claim Form and Receiving Medical Care The first step after you are hurt, of course, is to report your injury or illness to your employer. However, what happens after these initial steps are taken? You should first fill out a claim form, which is also known as a Workers’ Compensation Claim Form (DWC 1). This needs to be given to you within one working day after you report your injury ...
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  • Causation of Injury and Causation of Disability

    Telling the Difference Causation of Injury is basically dealing with whether or not the injury a person sustained arose out of employment and occurred in the course of employment. It triggers the right to medical treatment if the cause just so happens to be industrial. Causation of Disability, on the other hand, deals with a determination of permanent disability and the telling of both industrial ...
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  • The Basics of Workers' Compensation

    If you have become injured or ill on the job, then you may wonder how you can compensate for the damages done. In most cases, workers’ compensation will be your best option. This type of beneficial insurance carried by your employer is required by law and will cover most injuries. To receive workers’ compensation, you may first have to check some eligibility requirements. They go as follows: The ...
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  • Maritime Worker Injuries and the Jones Act

    Are you a maritime worker who has been injured on the job? You may classify as a seaman or another type of maritime worker; but in either case, you may be entitled to certain compensation. These people are known to perform many tasks on the job like painting ship surfaces, maintaining and handling cargo equipment, and much more. The problem with this is that all of these things, like other jobs, ...
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  • Railroad Worker Injuries and FELA Claims

    The history of our country says a lot about how we have protected the rights of employers for years. In 1908, Congress passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), which protected the thousands of railroad workers employed nationwide. But what is FELA? A FELA claim is similar to that of a workers’ compensation claim; both are designed to compensate injured workers for injuries sustained in ...
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  • Can I Make a Carpal Tunnel Injury Claim?

    If you work in an industry that requires you to use your hands repetitively, then you may be one of the 15 million people who fall victim to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The American Academy of Family Physicians found that CTS affects approximately three to six percent of all adults in the United States. However, you may be wondering what Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is and what causes it. Carpal Tunnel ...
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  • What if my Accident Injuries Don't Show up Right Away?

    Every day, people all around the United States are involved in car accidents. Sometimes when the accident seems very minor, they don’t notice any symptoms of injury right off the bat. When a car accident occurs, you could be given a heightened level of excitement when your body reacts by generating adrenaline and endorphins. This will give you a sense of increased energy and, in some cases, a lack ...
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  • Injured at Work? 3 Potential Options for Recovery

    According to a recent survey , 1 in 5 Americans have been injured in the workplace. Many people believe that getting injured at work is something that only occurs to those who work in construction and manufacturing, however the majority of workplace injuries are ailments that can happen in any work environment, such as slip and fall accidents, repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel ...
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  • Denied Workers' Comp? 5 First Steps to Appeal

    Workers’ compensation is insurance that employers are required to purchase for their employees in most states. Sometimes, larger employers are allowed to self-insure or act as their own insurance companies, and smaller companies may not be required to supply workers’ compensation insurance. When an employee is injured in the workplace, the employee files their claim with the insurance company, who ...
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  • Asbestos in the Workplace

    According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as many as 1.3 million people are exposed to asbestos in their workplace in the United States. Though most people are aware of the link between asbestos exposure and serious health problems. Many do not know the facts about asbestos, such as what asbestos is, what occupations most frequently expose employees to asbestos, and ...
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  • Can I Make a Carpal Tunnel Injury Claim?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome affects approximately three to six percent of adults in America, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians . This amounts to about 15 million adults suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which involves pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands or fingers. If you find you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) you may have grounds to take legal action. ...
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  • I Was Injured at Work, What are my Rights?

    Employers have a duty to provide a reasonably safe work environment for their employees. Failure to provide safety for their workers can result in mild to severe injury, such as broken bones, occupational illnesses, aggravations of pre-existing conditions, or psychological injuries. Sometimes, a worker can be injured or become ill even if every precaution was taken to make the work environment ...
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  • Workplace Injury: When Can You Sue Outside of Workers' Compensation?

    Many are under the impression that, if they are injured at work, there only option is to file for . However, it is important to be aware of the other options available to you when you are injured at work, since temporary disability and permanent disability payments are sometimes not substantial enough to cover things like pain and suffering. In addition, workers’ compensation may not be ...
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  • Workplace Stress may Increase Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack

    U.S. Health officials have reported that stress in the workplace can potentially raise your risk of stroke and heart attack, especially if you work in the service industry or are a blue-collar worker. Still, being unemployed can be equally risky for your health, added investigators. “Workplace factors that increase risk include job stress, exposure to air pollution – like dust and secondhand smoke ...
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  • Young Workers: Safety Rights

    Did you know that young people are some of the most unprotected members of the work force? Young workers often take summer jobs that involve working long hours in the summer heat, such as lifeguarding or landscaping. Working long hours with heat and sun exposure can take it’s toll; workers under the age of 25 are twice as likely to be injured on the job as older workers, and a U.S. teen worker is ...
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  • Workplace Hazards: Young Workers

    Young workers have the same rights to safety as long-time employees; they get sick or injured on the job for a variety of reasons, such as: Unsafe equipment Inadequate safety training Inadequate supervision Dangerous work that is unsafe or illegal for those under 18 Pressure to work faster Stressful work environment Employees need to be aware of risks as well, and they need to be trained on proper ...
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