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Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents in the Workplace

Slip and fall accidents in the workplace can lead to serious injuries and disruptions in business operations. Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure a safe working environment for their employees, but workers can also take steps to prevent these accidents from happening. By implementing proactive measures and fostering a culture of safety, both parties can work together to avoid these accidents. How Employers Can Prevent Workplace Slip and Fall Accidents? Employers play a crucial role in preventing slip and[…] Read More

What Are Common Workplace Foot Injuries?

Work-related foot injuries are more common than one might imagine. Many hazards lurk in work environments, from slippery floors to uneven surfaces. Foot injuries can be debilitating due to their impact on mobility and stability. The foot’s intricate structure involves numerous bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, crucial for weight-bearing and movement. Even minor injuries like sprains or fractures can disrupt these functions, leading to pain, swelling, and limited range of motion. We rely heavily on our feet for walking, standing,[…] Read More

What Are the Dangers of Groundskeeping and Landscaping?

Groundskeeping and landscaping maintain the beauty and functionality of outdoor spaces in residential yards, commercial properties, or public parks. However, the workers who accomplish these tasks face hazards every day. They operate dangerous machinery, are exposed to harmful chemicals, and face other risks that can cause serious injuries or illnesses that negatively impact their lives. Landscaping often involves using heavy machinery and power tools to mow lawns, trim hedges, and remove debris. Common safety hazards associated with landscaping equipment include:[…] Read More

Why Are Machine Guards Important?

Numerous heavy machinery are used at an industrial or construction work site. The machinery may have sharp pieces or an active motor that workers should never touch. These pieces of machinery can and should have guards that keep you from coming into contact with whatever may hurt you. If you have been injured on the job, you would usually file a workers’ compensation claim. Cases involving machine guards could potentially lead to a personal injury lawsuit. Types of Machine Guards[…] Read More

What Is Malingering?

The word “malingering” is highly contested in legal and medical contexts. It refers to the deliberate faking or exaggeration of symptoms or impairments for secondary gains. We often encounter it in our cases, raising questions about the legitimacy of injuries and claimants’ credibility. Below, we explain malingering and how it can affect workers’ compensation. Malingering can manifest in various forms, including exaggerated claims or physical pain, cognitive impairments, or psychological distress. Unlike genuine medical conditions arising from organic causes, malingering[…] Read More

What Is Shift Work Disorder?

Shift disorder, also known as shift work disorder (SWD), is a condition that affects individuals who work nontraditional hours like 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. It is commonly seen in professions like healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, and hospitality. This disorder disrupts the body’s natural circadian rhythm, leading to physical and mental health issues and workplace accidents. What Are the Symptoms of SWD? Symptoms of shift disorder vary from person to person but generally revolve around disruptions in sleep patterns and difficulties[…] Read More

What Are the Top Electrical Hazards in the Workplace?

Electricity powers our world, but it poses inherent risks in the workplace.  Across all industries, electrical accidents cause an estimated 400 workplace deaths every year in the United States.  The construction industry alone accounts for over 52 percent of all electrical fatalities in the United States.  Additionally, thousands of workers are injured every year when exposed to electricity. Depending on the wattage and time of exposure, an electrical injury can range from minor burns, muscle paralysis, or severe heart problems and[…] Read More

What Are Common Types of Welding Injuries?

Welding is common in many industries, including construction, manufacturing, and automotive repair. While welding is essential for joining metal parts, it poses several risks to workers, including potential workplace injuries.  Both employers and employees need to understand the types of welding injuries that can occur to help maintain a safe workplace. Many industries have already implemented standards and practices to ensure the safety of their welders and those who work closely with welding.  Even so, welding injuries are among the[…] Read More

Essential Winter Safety Tips for Construction Workers

As winter blankets construction sites, the safety of construction workers becomes a paramount concern. The colder months bring forth unique challenges, from icy surfaces to freezing temperatures, demanding a proactive approach to ensure the well-being and productivity of those working outdoors. In this blog post, we’ll explore essential winter safety tips for construction workers to help them avoid workplace accidents.   Layer Up for Warmth   As temperatures drop, proper attire is the first defense against the cold. Dressing in[…] Read More

What Is Machine Guarding?

In many industries, machines are crucial in enhancing productivity and efficiency.  However, the benefits of machine use come with inherent risks that can pose serious and sometimes deadly threats to the workers who operate them.  Fortunately, employers can implement machine guarding, a fundamental safety measure used across various sectors to mitigate these risks and create a safer work environment. Machines cause over 18,000 injuries, such as lacerations, amputations, and crushing injuries, in the United States each year.  Machine guarding refers[…] Read More