Safety and OSHA News

Can traveling worker be denied workers’ comp benefits due to road rage incident?

This employee was injured when his vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer. The injured employee had been traveling for work. But how does a reported road rage incident factor into this case?  [Read more…]

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Is company liable for injury due to horseplay?

This worker wasn’t able to go back to his job after suffering injuries when he was tackled during horseplay. The injured worker sued the employer. Is the employer liable?  [Read more…]

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Injured worker waited over an hour for drug test, none provided: Can he get comp?

The employer in this case said an injured worker refused a drug and alcohol test after an injury. The worker, who had yet to receive treatment for back pain, waited 90 minutes for people qualified to give the test before he left for the hospital. Can he get workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Is undocumented worker barred from suing for his workplace injuries?

Four workers in Mississippi were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a worksite. They all filed a lawsuit against the general contractor, but it turned out one of the four workers was undocumented.  [Read more…]

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Workers sue company for toxic mold exposure: Does court allow lawsuit?

Two workers sued their employer for mold exposure. The company asked for the lawsuit to be thrown out, arguing the employees’ sole remedy was workers’ comp. How did a court rule? [Read more…]

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