Safety and OSHA News

Injured in car crash while driving to work: Settlement awards employee $2 million

The coming and going rule usually prohibits workers’ compensation from covering injuries suffered while an employee is traveling to or from work. Why was this case an exception?  [Read more…]

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No workers’ comp benefits for employee injured in car crash

Employees injured in vehicle crashes on their way to or from their job usually don’t receive workers’ comp benefits for their injuries. Courts have recognized exceptions – but not in this case where an employee gave a co-worker a ride.  [Read more…]

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Worker witnessed numerous gruesome deaths at her job: Comp for mental injury?

After a 20-year career, a responder to traffic crashes applied for workers’ compensation benefits due to mental injury caused by witnessing horrific car crashes. Her employer denied the claim, saying her experience was no different from other employees doing the same job. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Does psychological pain caused by workplace injury qualify for workers’ comp?

An employee was injured in a work-related car crash. He suffered substantial physical injuries and was awarded workers’ comp. Should he also receive comp for psychological injuries due to the life-changing crash?  [Read more…]

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Crashed car on way to drug test: Can he get workers’ comp?

A court had two decisions to make in this workers’ comp case: Is driving to a drug test in the course and scope of work? And did an overdose of a prescription medication cause a car crash?  [Read more…]

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Returning from bingo, car strikes 400-lb. hog, worker injured: Comp?

You can’t make this stuff up. A casino employee says she was in the course of work when, returning from a bingo parlor, the car her sister was driving struck a 400-pound hog. Will she get workers’ comp for this?

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Visiting nurse injured in car crash: Will she get workers’ comp?

Combine a somewhat flexible work schedule, parenting and traveling for work, and you get a case that has been reversed at every step through the workers’ comp and court systems in Ohio. Now the state’s supreme court has weighed in.

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Injured on way to safety meeting: Will he get workers’ comp?

An employer called a special safety stand-down meeting. While driving to work to attend the meeting, an employee was injured in a car crash. Should he get workers’ comp benefits?

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Would you trust your safety to a self-driving car?

Man vs. machine: Which is better at safety? The people at Google think it’s machine, as the company continues to develop its self-driving car. But wait, the self-driving Google car was just in a five-car fender-bender!  [Read more…]

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Is this an exception to workers’ comp coming-and-going rule?

A home health aide was involved in a highway crash on the way to a patient’s home. Would workers’ comp cover her injuries? [Read more…]

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