Safety and OSHA News

Family received comp for horrific death; can they also sue?

In the case of a “horrific industrial accident,” which OSHA says was caused by unguarded machinery and lack of lockout/tagout, a state supreme court has clarified when an exception to the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation can be used.  [Read more…]

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Did mining company know rock burst and injuries were likely to occur?

Four injured workers sued this company, claiming it knew they were likely to be injured and that workers’ comp shouldn’t be their exclusive remedy. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Was neck surgery related to previous work injuries?

An employee suffered neck injures twice at work. Later, he needed neck surgery. The employer argued his work injuries and the neck surgery weren’t related. Did workers’ comp pay for the neck surgery?  [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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Did employee wait too long to report injury to get workers’ comp?

This state requires employees to report injuries to their employers within 60 days to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Did this employee fulfill the law’s reporting requirement?

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