Workers-Comp News: Occupational Disease Roundup

Stories of workplace injuries dominate workers-comp news. Though the general public usually only hears about stories involving building collapses, crane malfunctions and factory injuries, those only account for a small percentage of workplace…

OSHA Fines and Other Workmans-Comp News

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration employs about 2,200 inspectors who are responsible for the safety of the U.S. workforce. When a serious accident occurs and a worker suffers an injury, it’s OSHA that investigates to ensure…

Building Collapses on Construction Workers, and Other Workers-Comp News

There’s no doubt that construction in a high-risk field. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration reports that approximately 20 percent of fatal workplace accidents occur in the construction industry. By far, the most common types…

Workmans-Comp FAQ: Are Benefits Taxed?

There are many reasons to hire a workers-compensation attorney, but chief among them is the fact that the filing process is very complicated. Your ability to file a claim and the amount that you receive is based on many different factors, so…

Workers-Comp News: OSHA Fines Tesla Over Accident

Whenever an employee is seriously injured in a workplace accident, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration conducts a thorough investigation to determine whether or not a safety violation contributed to the injuries. In other words,…

Workers-Comp News: Nine Workers Injured in Steel-Plant Collapse

Today, many U.S. employees work in dangerous fields. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than 16.6 million workers in the country are in occupations that the government considers high-risk. That’s approximately…

Workers-Comp News: Two Electrical Workers Die in Accident

Electrical work is high risk not only because of the voltage involved but also because workers are often suspended far above the ground while completing their work. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, more than 200 electrical…

Is Obesity a Disability, And Other Questions About Workmans Comp

Workers compensation is incredibly complex. It must cover a variety of injury types, industries and workplaces, so you may find it difficult to navigate the process alone. Furthermore, there are several grey areas that often cause confusion…

3 Reasons Why Workmans-Comp Claims Will Decrease

By every measure, workers are safer today than they have ever been. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,628 employees died at work in 2012, which is the the second lowest count in the past 20 years. That’s not…

3 Key Issues That Will Affect Workers Compensation

Workplace injuries constitute a very serious issue affecting many employees every year. Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that no sector saw an increase in workplace injuries during 2012, approximately 1.5 million people missed…