Safety and OSHA News

Worker passed out in front of supervisors: Is that adequate notice for workers’ comp?

A worker’s supervisors saw him pass out while on the job. But his employer says the worker never gave formal notice of his workplace injury. Did a court award him workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Fatal heart attack under stressful work conditions: Will widow get comp benefits?

One question would determine whether an employee’s widow would receive workers’ comp benefits for her husband’s on-the-job heart attack.  [Read more…]

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Did worker give notice of his injury for workers’ comp?

In some states, workers’ compensation benefits can be withheld if employees don’t properly notify their employers about their injuries. Was that the case here?  [Read more…]

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Did worker give enough notice of injury to qualify for workers’ comp?

An employee says he told his employer he hurt his back at work. The owner of the company says he doesn’t remember the conversation. Does the employee qualify for workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Are trip-and-fall injuries eligible for workers’ comp?

A state supreme court recently issued opinions in two workers’ comp cases involving employees who were injured when they tripped and fell at work. One opinion contains a clarification of the so-called “idiopathic exception” to workers’ compensation.  [Read more…]

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Kickball injury: New twist in workers’ comp for team-building incident

Does word of a team-building exercise cause you to think, This is an injury waiting to happen? If you’re right, then you have to wait for the next (kick)ball to drop: The injury may qualify for workers’ comp.

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Proposal: Bar illegal immigrants from collecting comp

In most cases when an illegal immigrant is injured at a U.S. company, courts have ruled in favor of giving workers’ comp benefits. One state is trying to put a stop to that. [Read more…]

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