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Workers’ Compensation for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that affects about 15 million Americans, and experts believe it will be the third-leading cause of death by next year. Smoking can cause COPD, but genetics and exposure to fume, dusts, or gases at work can also be prominent factors. Smokers and those with asthma that… Read More


Boosting Safety in Manufacturing

Manufacturing products requires heavy-duty machinery and could demand dozens of people to operate them on a mass scale. Most products, from printer paper to smart phones, came from raw or synthetic materials and are assembled into the high-quality, finished products we see today. It is still one of the world’s largest industries because it requires… Read More


Workers’ Compensation for Scars and Disfigurement

Workplace accidents can lead to different types of injuries, some with long lasting aftereffects, such as scars and disfigurement. Employees that suffer these impairments may qualify for disability benefits from their company’s workers’ compensation insurance carriers. It depends on several factors, such as the type of injury, where it occurred, where the injury is located… Read More


What is an Impairment Rating Evaluation?

After you received workers’ compensation benefits for two years, you may be asked to undergo a medical examination to receive an impairment rating. The impairment rating you are given can have a significant effect on your ability to make ends meet because it can shorten the total time you receive workers’ compensation benefits. How Impairment… Read More


Installation Safety for Workers

Working at heights is a skilled profession but requires stringent safety practices to ensure that workers are protected from injury. In a recent case, the California state occupational safety and health agency fined a solar installation company over $190,000 for major safety and health violations after a worker was seriously injured in a fall. The… Read More


How Can I Prevent Common Office Injuries?

Construction and manufacturing worker injuries tend to get press, but accidents can happen in all workplaces, including offices. Approximately 76,000 employees who work in corporate office environments report serious injuries annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To avoid harm that can lead to lost work days, debilitating long-term medical problems, and even fatalities,… Read More


Sanitation Worker Hazards and Injuries

Sanitation injuries are more common than you may think. In the United States, sanitation work is the seventh most dangerous industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Thousands of sanitation workers are hurt every year with injuries ranging from mild to fatal. Weather conditions, as well as other factors, can contribute to these… Read More


High-Visibility Apparel in Demand for Safety

Safety apparel manufacturers and retailers have seen a noticeable increase in demand for high-visibility accessories and apparel designed to protect workers in a variety of industries. Even in workplaces where bright, reflective clothing is not required, many business owners see the far-reaching benefits of increasing worker visibility and designating their staff as employers or members… Read More


Does Workplace Violence Fit into Workers’ Compensation?

Workplace violence is physical or threatening violence that can happen to anyone while they are working. Several different incidents can happen while in the workplace to classify it as workplace violence, and some occupations are more at-risk than others. Unfortunately, workplace violence can be hard to predict and therefore prevent. Workplace violence can take the… Read More


Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation for Stress?

Stress is part of everyday life, but work situations often exacerbate stress. While proving stress caused a workplace injury is difficult, there are exceptions. For example, if someone develops a serious, stress-related digestive disorder due to their workplace situation, it is easier to prove that the individual suffers from a stress-related physical issue. While a… Read More


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