Safety and OSHA News

Was 81-year-old’s knee injury due to work or his age?

An employee slipped and injured his left knee while at work. Four months later, he said favoring his right knee caused another injury. Did the employee receive workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Did court order workers’ comp to pay for injured employee’s $37 lunch?

A claims administrator sent an injured employee 100 miles for a medical evaluation. He turned in a lunch expense for reimbursement – a $37 meal at an Outback Steakhouse. Did workers’ comp pay for the lunch?  [Read more…]

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Did violating medical restrictions cause injury? Court says …

A field superintendent injured his bad left knee and filed for temporary total disability benefits. The Workers’ Compensation Commission said he was injured because he ignored his doctor’s advice. What did the appeals court say?  [Read more…]

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Twisted knee stepping off a pallet: Will he get workers’ comp?

A warehouse worker injured his knee stepping off a pallet. A doctor said the worker had a condition that predisposed his knee to problems, including his work injury. Will the employee get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Company ordered to pay $536K for retaliating against injured worker

OSHA has ordered North America’s second-largest freight railroad to reinstate an employee and pay him $536,063 for retaliating against him after reporting a knee injury.  [Read more…]

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Quit his job then tripped and fell: Can he get workers’ comp?

Imagine this: An employee quits, effective immediately. But before he leaves company property, he trips, falls and is injured.  [Read more…]

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Injured falling down stairs: Eligible for workers’ comp?

An employee had previously injured his knee off the job. One day at work while walking down stairs, his knee gave out and he injured his back. Should workers’ comp cover his injuries? [Read more…]

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Doctors didn’t say she was totally disabled; judge says she is anyway

When it comes to deciding whether an injured employee should get temporary total disability payments from workers’ comp, just how much do doctors’ opinions matter? [Read more…]

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Did dip in hot tub negate workers’ comp?

A worker claims a workplace knee injury and subsequent surgery caused an infection. How can you tell if the infection is really work-related and if it should be covered by workers’ comp? [Read more…]

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400-lb. employee: Was injury due to weight or work?

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A doctor says an employee’s injury was due to turning or twisting at work. His employer says it was because the worker weighed more than 400 lbs. Did the employee get workers’ comp benefits? [Read more…]

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