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When to Notify Your Employer About a Workplace Injury

During the difficult experience of a workplace injury, and the sometimes-complicated aftermath, you could easily become confused about the process of reporting it. But there is a time limit, along with other requirements, and you must follow the rules or you will put your claim at risk. The time limit for notifying your employer of […]

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Common Workers’ Compensation Mistakes to Avoid

Employees who are injured on the job can seek benefits like compensation for their medical expenses and a portion of their lost wages through Workers’ Compensation claims. In order to receive these benefits, though, workers must follow the correct protocol for filing and pursing Workers’ Compensation claims. There are many steps in the Workers’ Compensation […]

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Off-the-Clock Workplace Accidents

When someone is injured on the job, Workers’ Compensation insurance will help them during the recovery phase. Coverage generally includes medical bills, medication, costs of transportation, and other related out-of-pocket expenses, along with about two-thirds of lost wages. When a worker is disabled, they may receive a lump sum settlement. If a worker is fatally […]

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Common Kitchen Accidents

Even for seasoned cooks, the kitchen can be dangerous. Between burns, cuts, and food-borne illness, kitchen accidents send thousands of people to the emergency room every year. Here are some of the most common kitchen accidents and tips on how to prevent them. Fires More than 150,000 fires every year start in the kitchen. Kitchen […]

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Workplace Depression

Not all workplace injuries are visible to the naked eye. Millions of American workers suffer from something that cannot be fixed with stitches – yet is still just as debilitating as a physical injury. Depression affects nearly eight percent of Americans over the age of 12. Almost half of those suffer symptoms that impede work […]

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Hearing Loss Injuries  

  When one considers common workplace injuries, slip and fall accidents that cause cuts, bruises, and broken bones come to mind. Surprisingly, the most common workplace injury is hearing loss – and it is entirely preventable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that around 22 million American workers are exposed to dangerous […]

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Are Workplace Injuries More Common When Companies Face Earnings Pressure?

There is no doubt that many of us live on the fast-track. It seems that we work harder and harder to move ahead, and American companies do the same. But when managers in a competitive business environment are pressured to make earnings expectations, is worker safety put at risk? That question was recently explored, and […]

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Proper Footwear for the Job

Proper safety equipment is a key part of preventing worker injuries. The right safety equipment to use varies from job to job, but can include equipment like helmets, eyewear, and heavy-duty gloves. Safety equipment can also include the workers’ clothing, such as their attire and footwear. For workers who stand, walk, and carry equipment during […]

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Protecting Older Workers from Injuries on the Job

The United States government recently estimated that by 2024, older workers will comprise one quarter of the labor market. The workforce is aging, and it has been recognized that if injuries can be prevented when workers are younger, they can work longer. The aging process naturally leads to hearing impairment, worsening vision, decreased response time, […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome From Work

Not all workplace injuries are the result of sudden accidents. Although this certainly does happen, workers frequently suffer from occupational diseases and repetitive stress injuries, conditions that arise or become aggravated by the conditions present in the worker’s environment or the type of work they perform. These can take months or years to reach the […]

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