Blog: Workers' Compensation
- What Should Lifeguards Do if They Get Injured at Work?
July 11, 2022Read More
Nothing symbolizes summer quite like the appearance of lifeguards at pools, lakes, and beaches, but this type of work can also be dangerous. These warm-weather workers must be ready to take action quickly in emergencies, which can put their safety at risk. There are other hazards associated with lifeguarding too, which is why it is […]
- Are Work Injuries More Common in the Summer?
July 05, 2022Read More
Summer is an enjoyable time for many people. Warm weather brings more outdoor activities. Barbeques, swimming, and nighttime gatherings with friends all help to create an atmosphere of fun and relaxation. Nevertheless, people still have to work. Regarding summertime jobs, the possibility of suffering an injury at the workplace is higher than most people think. […]
- What Are Safety Hazards for Demolition Workers?
June 20, 2022Read More
While it might be fascinating to watch a large building being demolished, the workers on these job sites put themselves at considerable risk. They work at heights, in high temperatures, lift heavy equipment, and can be struck by falling debris. In 2020, 78 workers lost their lives in demolition accidents, according to the U.S. Bureau […]
- Amazon Workers Found to Suffer Twice as Many Work Injuries as Competitors
June 13, 2022Read More
A new study by the Strategic Organizing Center (SOC) shows that in 2021, the rate of severe workplace injuries for workers at Amazon warehouse facilities was more than twice that of their competitors. The SOC study examined Amazon’s data to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Among non-Amazon warehouse workers, there were 3.3 […]
- OSHA Launches New Program Emphasizing Workplace Heat Hazards
June 06, 2022Read More
One element that affects employees every summer is heat. Worksite heat levels cause many injuries and medical emergencies. Many employers forget to address this issue to the detriment of their employees. As the heat of summer is quickly approaching, employers need to keep this issue in mind to reduce injuries, illnesses, and even Workers’ Compensation […]
- How Long Do I Have to Report a Workplace Injury?
May 16, 2022Read More
Workplace injuries occur when an accident injures one or more workers to the extent that they require medical treatment. New Jersey law requires employers to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover the costs of injuries workers might suffer while on the job. Workers’ Compensation covers the cost of medical treatment and other damages that the […]
- What Hazards to Workers Face on Loading Docks?
May 10, 2022Read More
Loading docks are dangerous places to work. Warehouses, industrial buildings, retail businesses, and factories all use loading docks to load and unload cargo on tractor-trailers for transportation. Loading docks are typically congested areas with machinery, equipment, heavy loads, and workers constantly moving about, creating an environment where serious workplace injuries can occur. According to the […]
- Is Depression Commonly Seen in Injured Workers?
April 29, 2022Read More
A catastrophic injury could bring physical suffering, serious depression, or other mental injuries. Depression is often life-changing, and its effects can be devastating. It is not uncommon for people who experience a workplace injury to refrain from looking into Workers’ Compensation for a mental health condition. Getting back to work is usually the priority. Moreover, […]
- What Are Common Work-Related Back Injuries?
April 15, 2022Read More
Back injuries are one of the most common types of workplace injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), over 38 percent of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders involve injuries to the back and spine. Back and spinal trauma during a workplace accident can result in serious injuries, including paralysis, chronic pain, and nerve damage, […]
- Is Post-Concussion Syndrome Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?
April 04, 2022Read More
Head injuries are one of the most serious and life-threatening workplace injuries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 10 percent of all workplace injuries in the United States each year are head injuries, resulting in concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Any kind of head injury can result in lasting conditions affecting one’s […]
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