Safety and OSHA News

Was injury from parking-lot fall eligible for workers’ comp benefits?

In this case, a court had to determine whether an employee’s injuries were eligible for workers’ comp because of an exception to the coming-and-going rule.  [Read more…]

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Was fatal car crash exception to workers’ comp coming-and-going rule?

A manager was asked to travel to one of his employer’s locations outside of his regular shift to check on a problem. On the way there, he was involved in a car crash and died of his injuries. Should his dependents get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Struck on bicycle commuting from one job site to another: Does she get comp?

An in-home caretaker was struck by a car while riding her bicycle from one client’s home to another’s. Her employer said the coming-and-going rule applied and she shouldn’t get workers’ comp. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Slipped and fell while walking to punch in: Will he get workers’ comp?

An employee is walking toward a time clock to punch in when he slips, falls and injures his back. He files for workers’ comp. Did a court award it?  [Read more…]

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Slipped and fell on icy parking lot: Will he get workers’ comp?

Knee surgery and time away from work were the results of an employee’s fall on an icy parking lot while leaving work. Does he qualify for workers’ comp benefits?

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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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Court says employee wounded on way to work should get comp

An employee was talking on his company-issued cell phone to a co-worker in his own car when he was shot in the face by someone in a passing vehicle. Now a state court has ruled that the employee should receive workers’ comp benefits. [Read more…]

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State lawmaker wants workers’ comp for traffic crash

Anyone who has dealt with workers’ comp knows this: Usually, injuries during trips to and from work aren’t covered. But a state representative in Oklahoma has an interesting argument on why he should get workers’ comp for a traffic crash. [Read more…]

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Will employees on cell phones drive up workers’ comp costs?

An employee was talking on his company-issued cell phone to a co-worker in his own car when he was shot in the face by someone in a passing vehicle. A ruling says he should receive workers’ comp benefits because he was on the company cell phone at the time of the shooting.

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