Safety and OSHA News

Did detached retina result from fall at work?

A greeter at a Wal-Mart fell and immediately suffered changed vision. He said the fall caused the retina to detach in one eye. However, he previously suffered a retina detachment in his other eye that wasn’t work related. Did he get workers’ comp benefits for the eye injury?  [Read more…]

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Worker didn’t submit to drug test but gets workers’ comp anyway

In this state, if a worker refuses a drug test after a workplace injury, he’s presumed to be intoxicated and workers’ comp benefits can be denied. But in this case, the worker didn’t take the drug test and he got benefits anyway. Why did a court allow the worker to receive benefits?  [Read more…]

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Caught renovating house while on disability: Workers’ comp benefits disputed

Was surveillance video of a worker renovating a house enough to get his workers’ comp disability benefits thrown out? [Read more…]

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‘Cleanup in aisle 7’: Better make it quick

Imagine this: A baby vomits just inside the entrance to a Target store. Seven minutes later it’s not cleaned up and a customer slips and falls, sustaining injuries. A slip-and-fall lawsuit follows. Will the store be able to get the lawsuit thrown out? Surveillance video is key. [Read more…]

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