Taking the time to review the general areas where slips, trips, and falls can occur can save an employer countless hours of lost employee labor due to injury and workplace shutdowns.
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Workplace and Industrial Accidents
A third party lawsuit is a personal injury claim that workplace accident victims can file when the incident was due to the negligence of a person or business other than their employer or a co-worker. Learn more here...
Additionally, workers’ comp—like Florida PIP—does not take into account if the injury was your fault or not. You are generally covered by workers’ compensation insurance unless you were notfollowing company policy or were breaking the law.
The year 2015 presented more than 10,000 reports and officials believe that the reports have helped eliminate threats that could have led to thousands more.
To be regularly in service, an employee does not have to be constantly or continuously working. Instead, it is enough to show that it is an employer’s routine practice to utilize at least three employees.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is an independent federal agency tasked with investigating serious chemical accidents. Chemical Safety Board investigators released a preliminary report about the causes of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 13 million workers are exposed to chemicals nationwide. Tragically, this exposure leads thousands to contract occupational skin diseases (OSD) from chemicals absorbed through the skin.
Often, when people think of a workplace injury, they imagine a single accident, such as an employee falling and sustaining a head injury. In reality, many injuries covered by workers’ compensation develop over time as a result of minor, repetitive movements that are performed over a period of months or years.
It is always recommended if you have been hurt on the job that you (1) you should reach out to a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney but more importantly, you definitely need to reach out to one if the employer is pushing you to sign something that may or may not take away your rights to pursue either workers’ compensation or any other type of benefit that you may be entitled to.
Our video topic for today is can I re‑open my workers’ compensation claim? The short answer on that is, maybe. It depends on if you have settled the claim.
You want to attempt to try to schedule an appointment with the doctor’s office first; however, if you can’t get in there and you need emergency care, you do need to get the medical treatment you need and so you would be encouraged to go to the emergency room.
But who ensures that oil and gas companies are meeting the mark in terms of safety? True, government regulators, the EPA, and state authorities, conduct safety inspections and promulgate safety requirements within the bounds of their authority. However, government resources are limited, and it is impossible for the state to keep a watchful eye on every oil and gas operation.
As Texas oil companies increase their output towards the three million barrels a day range, we are also seeing a dramatic increase in the number of oil field workers being hired. With more employees comes more risk.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that two workers are killed every month in trench collapses. This statistic may sound surprising, but consider that one cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car; even a fraction of that much weight falling on someone could be deadly.
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