Safety and OSHA News

Did work aggravate employee’s existing back injury?

His doctor said an employee’s frequent lifting at work aggravated a pre-existing back injury. Did a court agree and award workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Hurt his back tying shoelace: Can he get workers’ comp?

An employee who was on the clock bent over to tie his shoelace and felt a pop in his back. After that he had two back surgeries and applied for workers’ comp. Read how a company safety policy factored into a court’s decision in this case. [Read more…]

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Injured worker didn’t report previous back problem: Will she get comp?

A hospital aide injured her back when lifting a patient. She applied for workers’ comp benefits. However, her employer said she didn’t deserve the benefits because she didn’t list a previous injury on her employment application. [Read more…]

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