Safety and OSHA News

Was truck driver’s neck injury due to crash?

This employee applied for workers’ comp benefits for a neck injury. His employer said his neck problem was pre-existing and wasn’t due to work. Did he receive benefits?  [Read more…]

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Didn’t report neck pain for 2 months: Will it be included in comp coverage?

Nobody questions that this employee was injured on the job. Although he reported injuries immediately afterward, he didn’t mention anything specifically about neck pain until two months later. Did he get comp coverage for the neck pain, too?  [Read more…]

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Employee’s story about injury questioned: Will he get workers’ comp?

Some exact details about a work incident and the worker’s previous injuries were questioned in this case. Did an appeals court reverse an order that the worker shouldn’t get workers’ comp benefits?  [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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Did work aggravate a pre-existing condition? Should he get workers’ comp?

According to his doctor, work aggravated a pre-existing condition that this employee had, causing him serious neck pain. The company saw this differently and contested his workers’ comp claim. What was the outcome?

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Court: Video evidence of injury needed to be preserved – no excuses

A company lost this round in court involving a worker’s injury because it didn’t preserve video evidence taken at the time of the incident.  [Read more…]

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She had history of pain med use: How that figured into her workers’ comp case

Did an employee’s “focus upon obtaining narcotic pain medication” affect her ability to get workers’ comp benefits for injuries from a fall on the job? [Read more…]

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$10 phone headset or $128K comp bill: Which would you rather pay?

If an employee requests a reasonably priced piece of equipment to improve ergonomic performance on their job, would your company easily grant it? Here’s one of those stories that should encourage such ergonomic spending.

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