Safety and OSHA News

Killed in company vehicle crash on the way home: Does widow get death benefits?

An estimator, who traveled as part of his job, died when his work vehicle was involved in a crash on the way home. During the commute, he talked to his boss on the phone. Did his widow get workers’ comp death 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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Employee settled comp claim then died; can his widow collect benefits?

An employee settled a workers’ comp claim with his employer for a lump sum and waived all future claims. Not long afterward he died from his injury, and his widow filed to collect death benefits, which the employer refused to pay. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Pigeon droppings caused disease, worker’s widow gets comp

A state court has upheld a ruling that exposure to pigeon droppings at his workplace was the major cause of a disease that led to a worker’s death, therefore his widow gets workers’ comp benefits.  [Read more…]

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