Safety and OSHA News

Was driver intoxicated at time of fatal truck crash? Can widow sue employer?

A truck driver died in a one-vehicle, rollover crash. Tests found drugs in his system. Does this prevent his widow from suing the employer?  [Read more…]

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Teacher assaulted by student gets workers’ comp; can he sue, too?

A teacher injured when he broke up a fight between two students sued his employer for negligence even though he received workers’ comp benefits. Did a court allow the lawsuit?  [Read more…]

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Workers’ comp insurance lapsed, employee injured: Can he sue company?

An employer accidentally let its workers’ comp insurance policy lapse, and it was temporarily canceled. During that time, an employee was seriously injured. Can the employee sue the company?  [Read more…]

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Workers’ comp case focuses on who owns collapsed chair

An employee was eligible to receive workers’ comp for injuries he received when a chair he was sitting in collapsed. But he decided to take the case a step further, claiming the owner of the company was personally liable because the chair was the owner’s personal property. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Assaulted with a hard hat by co-worker: Can employee sue?

Hard hats are supposed to protect, not injure workers. But after suffering some loose teeth and a shoulder injury, a worker tried to sue his employer because he was pummeled by a co-worker wielding a hard hat.  [Read more…]

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Court upholds $5.3 million jury verdict: Worker suffered traumatic brain injury

A state appeals court has OK’d a jury award of $5.3 million to a worker who suffered traumatic brain injury from a fall on the job. Why didn’t workers’ comp cover this case?  [Read more…]

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