In most places of employment, when an individual becomes injured while on the job, they are entitled to receive treatment for their injuries which are paid through under a worker’s compensation claim. While this is common in most jobs, the NFL (National Football League) has its own particular policies that are a little bit different. […]
Federal and state governments have established worker’s compensation laws that makes it mandatory for employers to offer certain kinds of insurance benefits to employees who are injured in the workplace. These laws and procedures can vary from one state to another, but the following are some general rules highlighted by Birmingham, AL worker’s compensation lawyers.
PORTLAND and PENDLETON, Oregon. As many states reduce worker’s compensation benefits, Oregon remains in the minority. According to Oregon Live, unlike 33 other states, Oregon has not passed any major worker’s compensation reforms since 2002. In many states across the country, workers face reduced payments for injuries, arbitrary time limits placed on how long they […]
MONTGOMERY, Alabama. Workers who are personally injured on the job waive their right to sue their employers and instead gain access to worker’s compensation benefits which pay for their medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation. However, recent investigative reports across the country have revealed a corporate push to reduce worker’s compensation benefits, putting workers and […]
Every job brings along with it different tasks and responsibilities. While some are less strenuous than others, certain jobs place people in situations that risk their health, well-being, and sometimes even their life. Take a construction worker for instance. These workers are mainly working around heavy equipment and sometimes on top of tall buildings. There is more room for an injury to arise and many worker’s compensation claims are filed due to work-related injuries that occurred on a construction site. […]
Pittsburgh, PA- Workplace accidents leave thousands of workers in Pennsylvania injured and unable to work. Sometimes workplace accidents end in fatal injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that 4,821 workers were killed in accidents while on the job. Many of those injuries and deaths could be prevented if employers took the steps […]
A recent report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that employees now only shoulder approximately 20% of the cost of workplace injury and illness. The OSHA found that every year, approximately 3 million workers are seriously injured on the job. Despite the fact that employers have a responsibility to provide worker’s compensation insurance […]
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Prevents Employers from Retaliating Against Workers for Reporting Injuries
PORTLAND and PENDLETON, Ore. If you’ve been injured on the job, it is important to understand your rights. Workers have the right to report workplace injuries and seek compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation. Under Oregon’s laws, almost all workers are covered by worker’s compensation, and virtually all worker’s have the right […]
Rochester, NY- A Rochester grocer was recently fined by Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an employee was severely injured in a conveyer belt accident. What’s more, reports indicate that the grocer, Wegmans, has been previously cited for safety hazards in the workplace.
NewYorkUpstate.com says that OSHA fined Wegmans $14,000 for an incident that left one […]
Billings, MT- One of the most dangerous work environments in Montana is the construction site. According to U.S. Department of Labor, 3 million workers were injured in workplace accidents in 2014, and there were 4,251 workplace fatalities. Of those deaths, 20.5 percent, or 874, were in the construction industry. That points to potential dangers on […]