Safety and OSHA News

Does workers’ comp cover weight-loss program so employee can have back surgery?

An employee injured her back at work. A neurosurgeon recommended back surgery but told the worker she had to lose 90 pounds before he’d operate. Does workers’ comp have to cover a weight-loss program?  [Read more…]

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Did employee forfeit his workers’ comp by having other income?

While on workers’ comp, this employee sold $1,355 worth of scrap metal. Did he violate the terms of workers’ comp by having another source of income?  [Read more…]

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Is worker really permanently totally disabled?

An employee’s injury rendered him physically unable to do the job he had performed for years. Does that mean he should receive permanent total disability benefits under workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Does workers’ comp pay for injured employee’s housekeeping?

An employer’s insurance coverage doesn’t pay for housekeeping services for workers injured on the job, according to a new ruling by Arizona’s Court of Appeals. But that’s not the case in all states. [Read more…]

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