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Nursing Dangers

While no job is without risk, some jobs are more dangerous than others. Although many people do not think of nursing when they consider hazardous occupations, the profession puts men and women in danger every day. The risks involved with nursing make it one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Risks  In […]

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Psychological Safety at Work

It is often difficult to recognize workplaces that pose psychological threats to employees. These workplaces harbor conditions that put stress on employees and can exacerbate existing mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Like physical injuries, psychological trauma can make an employee stay home from work and become less productive in the workplace. Recognizing a […]

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Holiday Parties and Workers’ Compensation Claims

The annual holiday party is a beloved workplace tradition. It can help to boost morale, give co-workers a chance to socialize, reduce stress, and help employers show their appreciation for a job well done. Although there are many benefits to office holiday celebrations, there are also a few potential downfalls. The celebratory atmosphere, lowered inhibitions, […]

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Retail Worker Injuries and Denied Claims

A retail store setting might seem like a pleasant, enjoyable place to work, but there are dangers to retail employees that are not always obvious. Retail workers often work long hours, especially during high-selling seasons like the holidays. They are often engaged in lifting or moving merchandise, and they can be exposed to faulty equipment, […]

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Progressive New York Worker Safety Bill

Over the last three years, 39 construction workers in New York City have died in preventable workplace accidents. Most of the deaths occurred as the result of a lack of safety training. At first glance, this surge in worker deaths can appear to be correlated with the increase in new development over recent years. However, […]

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Carpentry Work: Risks and Prevention

Carpentry is a field where many workers are at high risk for injury and many in the field are likely to file a Workers’ Compensation claim during their careers. Carpenters will most often experience injuries to their fingers, hands, backs, eyes and/or knees. Hand and Back Risks Hands are most at risk due to the […]

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Medical Marijuana and Workers’ Compensation

Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana and efforts to do the same throughout the rest of the country are charging along. However, according to the federal government, marijuana is still classified as a Schedule 1 substance, making it illegal. With conflicting directives coming from the state and federal governments, most […]

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Taxi Driver Death Data

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), taxi and limousine drivers have a higher risk of dying violently on the job than individuals in any other profession. Their deaths are not like worker deaths in other industries, which are largely due to accidents involving heavy machinery and materials. […]

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Legislation for Gig Worker Benefits Introduced

Benefits for gig workers is a murky topic but as the number of these workers increase, more light is being shown on the need for benefits in this workspace. Gig workers—also known as independent contractors, on-demand workers, and freelancers—enjoy a large degree of flexibility that can enable a great work-life balance. According to the ADP […]

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Can Employees be Fired While Out on Workers’ Compensation?

Employees with work-related injuries or illnesses often hesitate to file Workers’ Compensation claims because they fear retaliation from their employer. Injured workers are protected by the law and should not hesitate to file for the benefits they deserve and need. Before filing a Workers’ Compensation claim, know your rights so you can protect yourself until […]

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