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What are the Risks of Retail Work?

At first glance, retail work may not seem like a high-risk work environment, yet a closer look can reveal some hazards that are specific to this line of work. Like other workers hurt on the job, retail employees sustaining an injury are eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Some Hazards of Working in Retail Retail workers can encounter a variety of hazards.  Some of the primary hazards at retail jobs include the following risks: Slip and fall accidents. Employees should be[…] Read More

What is the Link between Night Shift Work and Asthma?

Some medical conditions can worsen in the evening, and asthma can be included in that category.  Although the medical community cannot be completely sure the reasoning behind why asthma may be worse at night, there are some theories that point to neurohormonal changes that occur in the evening that can trigger a person’s asthma.  Hormones such as epinephrine, cortisol, and melatonin are all related to the body’s circadian rhythm.  When there is an imbalance, inflammation of the airways can occur,[…] Read More

How can Workers Use a Forklift Safely?

Forklift safety is an important concern in warehouses and other settings where forklifts are commonplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that accidents while using forklifts cause almost 35,000 serious injuries in the workplace and nearly 90 fatalities each year in the United States. OSHA also estimates that nearly a quarter of these accidents were as a result of inadequate training. Employers can approach forklift safety from a multi-faceted approach by educating the employees and also making upgrades[…] Read More

What Happens if I Crash the Company Car? 

Being in a car accident with the company car involves sorting out issues that do not arise after other car accidents. Figuring out which insurance policy or program covers what losses and how to process claims can be confusing.  The outcome will be based on the circumstances under which the accident happened, what caused the accident, and how the state where the accident took place regulates car insurance claims. When Did the Accident Happen? Companies allow their employees to use[…] Read More

What Should Workers Know About Job Site Holes?

On job sites, there are many hazards. Many of these hazards can be dealt with, but accidents do occur. One of the biggest hazards on job sites are holes, which can lead to many injuries from falls. When workers have fallen and sustain various injuries because of onsite working conditions, an experienced lawyer can work with victims to aid them in getting Workers’ Compensation. The lawyer can ensure victims know their rights, have the representation they need, and work to[…] Read More

What are Common Injuries for Postal Workers?

Many people may not realize it, but postal workers encounter a variety of dangers during their day-to-day responsibilities. They perform many kinds of duties, including lifting heavy packages, walking and driving in various weather conditions, and encountering animals along their routes. For postal workers, injuries on the job are common. Postal workers who are injured on the job should reach out to an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer for assistance. Some of the most common injuries that postal workers can sustain[…] Read More

How can Slip and Fall Accidents be Prevented at Work?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slip and fall accidents account for approximately 15 percent of all accident deaths and about 25 percent of all workplace accidents. Additionally, slip and fall injuries make up more than 17 percent of all disabling work injuries. Slip and fall accidents at work account for 95 million lost work days every year, which is about 65 percent of all lost work days. If employers can prevent slip and fall accidents, it[…] Read More

How Common is Work-Related Hearing Loss?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 22 million workers are exposed to dangerous noise levels each year. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOT), about $242 million every year is spent by employers on workers’ compensation benefits related to hearing loss. Some of the most affected industries include construction, mining, and manufacturing. Regulations at Work The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has regulations regarding protections for workers who are exposed to continuous and[…] Read More

Nail Gun Safety Tips

Nail guns are very common in the construction industry. They have basically replaced the hammer and have boosted productivity in laborious nailing tasks. There are approximately 37,000 emergency room visits each year due to nail gun injuries. However, many injuries go unreported. Injuries often happen due to lack of protective equipment or lack of training on nail gun use. Although most injuries are to the hands or fingers, the most serious nail gun injuries occur to the spinal cord, head,[…] Read More

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