Hazards of Welding Work

Welding work is physically demanding and the work environment can be extremely hazardous. For these reasons, it is not surprising that welders have one of the most dangerous jobs within the United States. Welders must be extra cautious while on the job. Even when practicing safety measures, work injuries can still happen. Some injuries are more common among welders. If a welder becomes injured on the job, they may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Working with Intense Heat Causes Severe[…] Read More

Restaurant Injuries

Restaurants are often glamorized on television shows that feature famous chefs, but television usually does not show the extreme dangers of the restaurant industry. In reality, restaurants are full of hazards that can result in serious work injuries. All employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace, but even in environments where employers strive to comply with the standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, accidents can still happen. Common Injuries Restaurants are full of dangers for[…] Read More

Workers’ Compensation and Plantar Fasciitis

Workers’ compensation offers benefits to injured employees. Injuries covered by workers’ compensation vary widely and usually have a physical component, a common injury is plantar fasciitis. However, getting a workers’ compensation board to approve a claim for plantar fasciitis can be tricky. Many injured employees who suffer from this painful condition seek representation from attorneys to appeal denied benefits. What Is Plantar Fasciitis? The bottom of the foot consists of a bow-shaped tissue called the plantar fascia. This tissue helps[…] Read More

Mold and the Workplace

In general, we are still learning about the effects of mold in indoor areas and how it impacts air quality. Employees may suspect that air quality has a physical effect on their breathing and how they feel while at work. Mold can lead to dangerous work-related illnesses, victims may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Currently, there are no federal standards regarding the presence of mold in workplaces. Mold can form anywhere, but the key to controlling mold is to understand[…] Read More

Heart Health at Work

In the United States, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death. This is likely due to citizens having high amounts of stress, unhealthy diets, and little exercise. CVD is an epidemic in the United States; therefore, employers and their workers should aim to build healthy habits while at work. People often spend much of their day at work. During this large sum of time, employers have an opportunity to promote a healthier lifestyle. February is American[…] Read More

Workplace Injuries for Factory Workers

Depending on the work environment, employees may suffer a workplace-related injury. Remarkably, office workers still face the possibility of suffering a work injury; they can suffer injuries from accidents outside their work building or even experience mishaps with office supplies and furniture. Factory workers face  greater risks for injuries due to heavy machines and physical processes. Although different factories can pose different types of risks, common causes for injuries are similar. Common Injuries The following examples are common injuries suffered[…] Read More

What Are Lump-Sum Settlements?

Most workers do not consider that they may suffer a serious injury on the job. But, what if you do suffer a severe work injury? Clearly, workers’ compensation is a satisfactory resolution; however, filing workers’ compensation still leaves workers with an important decision to make. Injured workers need to thoroughly reflect on whether or not they should receive a large sum or receive periodic payments for their injuries.  Lump-Sum Payments Versus Periodic Payments Although the idea of receiving a large payment[…] Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury

In the United States, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. According to data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 2.8 million people suffer a TBI every year in the United States. These injuries range from mild concussions to more severe injuries that impact the person’s ability to care for themselves. Many victims of TBI need ongoing care and assistance, which can be costly. If you or a loved one[…] Read More

What are the Most Dangerous Jobs?

Every day in the United States, millions of men and women put themselves in harm’s way, all in a day’s work. While federal safety guidelines, employee training, and innovative protective gear have all reduced the risk to employees in dangerous professions in recent years, some jobs will always be risky. The following is a look at the top five most dangerous jobs in 2019 as reported by Newsweek. Logging Logging is essential for providing raw materials for paper, wood, and[…] Read More

Silica Dust Compensation

Silica dust is a known cause of silicosis, which is a lung disease that causes hardening and scarring of the lung tissue. Silicosis makes it hard to breathe and increases the risk for bronchitis and lung cancer. More than 250 U.S. workers die annually from silicosis. Silica dust is created by the crushing, cutting, drilling, hammering, and hauling of rock, concrete, or masonry products. Workers exposed to silica dust because of their jobs are at risk of inhaling particles of[…] Read More