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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for a Herniated Disc?

Back injuries are debilitating. Anyone who has suffered with severe or chronic back pain can describe how painful it can be and how difficult it can be to do even simple tasks. If you suffered a back injury like a herniated disc at work, you might wonder if your employer would have to cover your expenses. The answer can vary based on the situation, but to find out for sure, consider speaking with a lawyer who can help you determine[…] Read More

What Are Injuries Sustained by Roofers?

Workplace injuries can happen to anyone and at any time, regardless of the profession. However, some jobs are naturally more prone to injuries than others, and one such profession is roofing. Whether it is due to the dangerous conditions on a roof or simply the high risk of falling off of one, roofing workers are constantly exposed to a wide range of hazards that can easily lead to an injury. It is crucial for those in this profession to take[…] Read More

Safety Tips for Oil and Gas Workers

The oil and gas industries help to keep this nation running, but the workers face significant risks to their health and well-being. They can be more likely to get injured on the job than employees in other industries, and can face significant injuries that change their lives forever. Here are the main risks and some basic safety tips that can keep oil and gas workers safer. What Risks Do Oil and Gas Workers Face? One of the main hazards that[…] Read More

What Are Common Manufacturing Injuries?

Common manufacturing injuries are workplace injuries that occur in the manufacturing industry frequently, or at least at higher rates than other injuries. If you or a loved one were injured on the job, reach out to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer today. Here are some of the most common injuries manufacturing workers suffer. Cuts and Lacerations Manufacturing workers often suffer cuts and lacerations from knives, machinery, and other sharp objects. Workers in the manufacturing industry often suffer from cuts and[…] Read More

Construction Workers Exposed to Silica

Construction workers face significant work-related hazards that are not common to other occupations, and some can cause life-threatening diseases. One of these is silicosis, a serious lung disease that can develop when people are exposed to crystalline silica found in certain kinds of stone and sand. Silica dust can also increase risks for other systemic diseases, including lung cancer. How Do Construction Workers Develop Silicosis? Concrete and masonry products like rock and sand are two materials used in the construction[…] Read More

What are Safety Tips for Working in the Rain?

Many workers have no choice about what kind of weather they endure while working. Some have jobs that require outdoor work 100 percent of the time. Many also must contend with inclement weather for relatively short periods while going through their respective work days. Rainy weather is common, but can create many types of dangerous working conditions. Workers’ compensation helps to protect workers against the costs of injuries or illnesses suffered due to working in the rain. Fortunately, some timely[…] Read More

What Are the Main Causes of Construction Accidents?

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 60 percent of worker fatalities in the construction industry can be attributed to the “Fatal Four” hazards: falls, electrical hazards, struck-by, and caught in/between accidents. Falls Falls from heights are the leading cause of fatal construction accidents in this country. Despite clear OSHA standards for fall prevention equipment and procedures, over 300 construction workers die in falls annually. Electrical Hazards Contact with electrical sources account for 10 to 15[…] Read More

What Are the Top 10 Workplace Safety Issues?

Throughout the year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) maintains a database of all reported workplace safety violations across the country. These violations occur not just at manufacturing plants or construction sites but at all places of employment that are required to offer Workers’ Compensation benefits to their employees. OSHA most recently compiled and named the top 10 hazards and safety issues of 2021. Even if you work in an office setting, you will want to take measures to[…] Read More

Are Repetitive Stress Injuries Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

A repetitive stress injury occurs due to repeatedly making the same motions that add up to excessive strain on a body part. Repetitive stress injuries commonly occur in many occupations and are subject to workers’ compensation coverage. Virtually every state requires employers to carry workers’ compensation coverage to protect their workers against medical costs and lost income due to work-related injuries and illnesses. A repetitive stress injury qualifies as a work-related injury. If a worker suffers a work-related injury or[…] Read More

What Are Common Hazards in the Retail Industry?

On its face, the retail industry seems like a less hazardous place than any other given manual labor job. Unfortunately, wherever you have employees, you have injuries, and the retail industry is no exception. From supermarkets to department stores and beyond, retail stores place employees in environments that demand multitasking in a fast-paced environment. As a result, injuries are bound to happen. Whether an injury is the result of lifting or a slip and fall, it can cause physical, financial,[…] Read More