Safety and OSHA News

Should injured employee receive more workers’ comp for complex regional pain syndrome?

Here’s a classic case of what happens when doctors differ on the diagnosis of an injured employee in a workers’ comp case.  [Read more…]

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Nightmare about spiders caused him to fall, break foot: Does he get workers’ comp?

This firefighter/EMT was at the firehouse when he suffered an injury. Despite that, his employer says his injury wasn’t work-related. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Does firefighter paramedic get workers’ comp for PTSD?

Did work or some other type of trauma cause a firefighter paramedic to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? The answer to that question is the key to whether he receives workers’ comp benefits.  [Read more…]

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Employee seriously injured trying to stop horseplay: Did he get workers’ comp?

What if an employee is injured trying to break up what he thought was overly aggressive horseplay?  [Read more…]

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Injured while going to get mail: Does he get workers’ comp?

A paid firefighter was traveling between a physical therapy appointment and a fire station to pick up his work mail when he was injured. Is he eligible for workers’ comp benefits? [Read more…]

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Newspaper photo of worker on roof leads to OSHA fine

You’ve probably heard about OSHA inspections started because a compliance officer happened to be driving by a construction site and saw a potential violation. This story involves an investigation started because of a newspaper photo. [Read more…]

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