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What is and What is Not a Valid Workplace Injury?

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If you are injured on the job or suffer a workplace-related illness, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  However, even if your employer DOES NOT carry workers’ compensation, you may still have a claim for the injury you have sustained. What this means is that the injury or illness must have happened… Read More »

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Workers Are in Danger Like Never Before: Virus Workplace Safety Concerns, Deaths, & Litigation

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A number of actions taken by the current administration have unfortunately made it a necessity to consult with a workplace injury attorney if you are hurt on the job in order to ensure that you are taken care of. According to the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, in 2018, more than 5,500… Read More »

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OSHA Issues New Guidance to Employers in Wake of Threats Coronavirus Poses in The Workplace: Are You at Risk of Developing an Occupational Disease?

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As there is more infection and panic surrounding the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic each day, crucial questions involving what basic steps employers (and also property owners) need to take in order to ensure that they are not behaving negligently in terms of forcing employees to come into work if they are in imminent danger of… Read More »

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New Reports Reveal Alarming Link Between Suicide in The Workplace & Traumatic Brain Injuries

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New reports released by several federal agencies in early March revealed startling new statistics and links between suicide, the workplace, and traumatic brain injuries. Not only is suicide now reportedly the leading cause of death linked to traumatic brain injuries (followed by auto accidents and  falls), but there has been a significant increase in… Read More »

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As More And More Are Injured in The Oil & Gas Industry, Researchers in Texas Work to Decrease Accidents Due to Fatigue

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The oil and gas industry employs a lot of people in Texas: The Permian Basin of West Texas alone accounts for more than half of the entire country’s operating drilling rigs, with companies employing more than 170,500 drill and derrick operators and other workers. Unfortunately, those who work in the industry, if fatigued, are… Read More »

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400,000 Troops Suffer Brain Injuries Since Start of Afghan War, Mostly Due to Auto Accidents & Falls

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Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries have become a serious issue for members of the U.S. military in particular, as experts are finding startling frequencies when it comes to brain injuries and concussions that simply cannot be “brushed off.” Sadly, not only does the true depth of the issue there remain poorly understood, as the military… Read More »

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Three Years Later, Analyses Reveals That More & Older Americans Are Still Dying On the Job

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While fatality rates in the workplace have declined for most age groups since 2006, those covering ages 55 or older have grown, and their occupational fatality rate remains much higher than anyone else’s. According to the latest statistics published on the issue, by 2017, fatal occupational injuries incurred by older workers constituted almost 40… Read More »

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Protecting Staff from Workplace Violence in Emergency Rooms

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We’ve previously discussed just how dangerous certain types of professions can be in terms of workplace injuries, especially in the healthcare sector. A previous study revealed that one in four nurses are assaulted on the job, while also suffering from a number of additional workplace violence, such as verbal attacks. However, unfortunately, according to… Read More »

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The Most Common Office Injuries

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Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just those who work in particular jobs such as construction that experience debilitating workplace injuries; it’s also those of us who work in offices every day. Spending eight or more hours a day–five days a week–in an office chair has its effects on your body and can lead… Read More »

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U.S. Workplace Fatalities On the Rise

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Over the last decade, the average rate of workplace fatalities has been 3.5 deaths for every 100,000 workers and cuts in government oversight may very well contribute to more and more. To date, transportation incidents are responsible for more than one-third of all work fatalities and the highest number of deaths at work, with… Read More »

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