Safety and OSHA News

Fell asleep at wheel, crashed in company vehicle: Will he get workers’ comp?

An employee fell asleep at the wheel of a company vehicle on his way home from work. Was there enough connection between his trip and his work duties to get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Is traveling worker’s fatal crash after Christmas shopping covered by comp?

A worker was away on a two-week assignment for his employer. One day after work, he went with a co-worker who wanted to buy a Christmas gift for his wife. The worker was killed in a crash when returning from shopping. Should his widow receive workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Did company fire injured worker because he was on light duty?

If an injured worker who is on light duty breaks a company rule, can you fire him without incurring extra workers’ compensation costs? [Read more…]

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Worker left dead horse in road; now company is out $2.7M

Imagine this: A driver for your company hits and kills a horse in a work vehicle. What is the responsibility of your employee and company to other motorists on that road? [Read more…]

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Injured while driving to get coffee: Worker files for comp

An employee used a company vehicle, which he was allowed to drive, to get coffee and suffered a serious accident. He applied for workers’ comp benefits. Did he receive them? [Read more…]

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