Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim? Be Aware of These Things

A day on the job can bring a number of unexpected circumstances. While this variety keeps your employment interesting, it can also result in illness or injury that can debilitate you from continuing your job duties. If you are an employee with workers’ compensation benefits who sustained an injury while performing a job duty or […]

NPR Examines Workplace Injuries Suffered by Nursing Staff

The NPR “All Things Considered” program examined some of the dangers nursing employees face at work, noting that the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that more than 35,000 nursing employees suffer back and other injuries at work each year. In fact, according to the BLS, “nursing assistants are injured more than any other […]

How to Make Your Office a Safe Place to Work

Image Source: When we think of employee safety, the first thing that comes to mind is concern for those working in the construction and the manufacturing industries. That’s probably because in these sectors, workers are required to operate in the outdoor environment, which makes them prone to life-threatening dangers, physical and otherwise. Jobs that […]

How to Best Recover Lost Wages After Being Injured on the Job

A work injury is one of the worst things that can happen to a worker who is struggling in today’s society. Not many people prepare themselves for accidents that happen at work because most people assume that work will always be safe and secure. If you have suffered a recent work injury, then you are […]

5 Ways Injured Workers Can Make Sure Their Financial Needs Are Met

One of the biggest benefits of getting a job is getting health insurance. Unfortunately some workers have run into circumstances where they felt more like they got the health insurance to keep the job. Here are five ways to avoid the financial pitfalls of not being properly prepared in the case of workplace injuries. Get […]

The Top Workplace Injuries Every Business Should Be Aware Of

Workplace injuries cost companies billions of dollars a year in workers’ compensation and other costs. Most injuries occur in manual labor jobs, but there are risks to office workers as well. Here are the top workplace injuries every company should be aware of. Overexertion Overexertion is by far the top workplace injury, accounting for more […]

On the Job: Six of the Most Dangerous Careers Today

According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,405 work-related fatalities in 2013. Although the number of fatal workplace accidents is down 25 percent over the past decade, there is still a large number of workers in particular industries who remain at risk. Here are six of the most […]

Tips for Attending Your Workers’ Compensation Trial

Workers’ compensation refers to an insurance program where, as an employee, you get compensation when you sustain job-related illnesses or injuries. If you are preparing to attend a trial related to employee compensation, you have to be prepared for a trying endeavor that will either make or break your case. The following article provides you […]

Five Legal Actions You Should Take After Being Injured at Work

If you are ever injured at work, there are some actions that you should definitely take in order to protect your interests. Here are five of the most important legal actions that you should perform. 1. Take Pictures As soon as you can, take pictures of the scene where you were injured. Try to get […]

Five Signs Your Workplace Injury Was Due to Employer Negligence

It is often difficult to tell who is at fault for a workplace injury. Employers will often try to save money by blaming the injury on the person who was harmed. However, there are five key signs that your workplace injury was due to your employer’s negligence. Your Employer Failed to Document Correctly There are […]

Five Things You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation After Being Injured at Work

Workers’ compensation is a term that you may hear at work, but it is not something that is often discussed in depth. You may know the basics about workers’ compensation, but knowing detailed facts about workers’ comp is very important. When you are injured while at your place of employment, you have various rights in […]

Injured on the Job? Five Steps to Recovery

The human body is fit to recover from injuries, and the amount of time it takes to recover from an injury depends on the steps that you take to get your life back. If you have been injured on-the-job, it is important to do your part to heal your body so that you can get […]

Workplace Injury: What Your Business Should Cover

Workplace injuries are common in today’s world. Whether injuries in the workplace occur because of accidents, employee mistakes, or mistakes at the hand of the organization, businesses should know how to handle workplace injuries in order to keep their businesses safe. Insurance Policies Many insurance policies can be taken out to protect businesses from civil […]

How to Recognize Danger in the Workplace and at Schools

  Improved Prevention is a Group Effort, Says Former Doctor & Personality Disorder Sufferer Shocking acts of public violence continue to dominate the news: Shootings at Fort Hood and the Washington Navy Yard – considered workplace incidents, a stabbing at a Pennsylvania high school. About 2 million employees are affected by workplace violence every year, […]

Hurt On The Job? Five Things You Should Do ASAP

Getting hurt is inconvenient no matter where you are. But getting hurt at work is not the same as getting hurt at home—there are legal and insurance-related implications that need to be handled. In order to receive the benefits you deserve and to get back to work as soon as possible, here are the first […]

Four Ways the Workplace Has Become More Dangerous

Tips for Preventing & Handling Disaster & Distress on the Job Disgruntled employees, workplace bullies, active-shooter situations, illegal drug use, ex-spouses and dissatisfied clients – all can be found in a random sampling of the 2 million people affected by workplace violence in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “Of […]

Documenting Workplace Injury: Five Things to Remember

It does not matter where you work, it’s possible that you or someone you work with could become the victim of a workplace injury. When a workplace injury occurs, panic is a natural reaction, especially if the injury is serious. However, you need to make sure that you are remaining calm and once things have […]

Five Steps You Must Take After Being Injured on the Job

 Employees are an employer’s most valuable investments and if it is not for them, there would not be a business. Many workplaces have periodic safety meetings to make sure that their workers do not get injured on the job. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and sometimes people get injured. If you get injured on the job, […]

Five Indicators That You’re Eligible for Worker’s Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation is an insurance program designed to provide financial assistance to Americans who have experienced work-related injuries or illnesses. However, the program does not extend to every American laborer, which is why you need to know the requirements before seeking workers’ compensation. Does My Employer Participate in the Program? Not all businesses and organizations […]

Suggestions For Dealing With A Loved One’s Workplace Death

Dealing with the death of a loved one is always tragic. What can be even more tragic is when that loved one has died as the result of another person’s negligence. If your loved one died on a worksite due to an employer’s negligence, you may have a valid wrongful death claim (depending on the […]