Safety and OSHA News

Tripped in building lobby on way to work: Does she get workers’ comp?

An employee injured her shoulder after falling in the lobby of the office building where she worked. She filed for workers’ comp benefits. Did she get them?
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Passed out, fell while smoking first e-cig and applies for workers’ comp

This employee was on a break and had just stepped out of his employer’s vehicle when he passed out and fell to the ground. Was this work-related and eligible for workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Does employee qualify for workers’ comp because of slip/fall on ‘tacky’ floor?

An employee fell at work while walking and broke her hip. There was no spill or other hazard on the walking surface, but the employee said the floor was “tacky.” Does she get workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Should employee get workers’ comp for trip-and-fall injury?

One argument for not awarding workers’ comp benefits is that the employee would have been at the same risk away from work – in other words, the risk wasn’t specific to the workplace. Was that the case here?  [Read more…]

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Traveling employee faints, is injured while driving: Can she get workers’ comp?

Employees usually don’t receive workers’ comp benefits for injuries suffered while traveling. But what if the nature of the job itself requires travel from one place to another?  [Read more…]

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Are trip-and-fall injuries eligible for workers’ comp?

A state supreme court recently issued opinions in two workers’ comp cases involving employees who were injured when they tripped and fell at work. One opinion contains a clarification of the so-called “idiopathic exception” to workers’ compensation.  [Read more…]

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