Safety and OSHA News

Slipped and fell in icy parking lot; does workers’ comp cover his injury?

 

Employees of this business were allowed to park in another company’s lot. When an employee slipped and fell in that lot, were his injuries covered by workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Injured after falling off chair: Can he get workers’ comp?

A clerk dropped a pen and reached over from his chair to pick it up. The chair went out from under him, and he injured his wrist in a fall. Did a court award him workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Employee had seizure, fell in puddle, drowned: Workers’ comp?

An employee had a seizure while working in a remote area, fell face-down into a puddle of water and drowned. Should her husband receive workers’ compensation death benefits?  [Read more…]

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Didn’t follow company doctor’s orders: Forfeit workers’ comp benefits?

A doctor, approved by the employer and insurance company, prescribed a specific course of treatment for an injured worker. The worker chose to listen to his own doctor instead. Does the worker forfeit workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Is this what’s needed to curb workers’ comp costs?

One of the largest states in the nation, with some of the highest workers’ comp costs, has a new law intended to cut businesses a break. [Read more…]

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