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Company to pay injured worker $27K to settle disability lawsuit

Safeway Inc. will pay a food clerk $27,000 and rehire her to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit.  [Read more…]

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Are occupational injuries under-reported by 86 percent?

Researchers say the federal government may be seriously undercounting the number of occupational injuries that occur each year.  [Read more…]

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OSHA loses court battle over recording ergonomic injury

OSHA had fined Caterpillar Logistics for not recording an employee’s work-related injury. After bouncing around the courts for a few years it looks, for now at least, that OSHA has lost this one. [Read more…]

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How far do you have to go to accommodate a lifting restriction?

Due to a workplace injury, an employee had a permanent 20-pound lifting restriction. She applied for a position that required heavy lifting. Did the company have to accept her suggestion on how to accommodate her restriction? [Read more…]

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OSHA orders company to pay $300K to whistleblower

A company must pay $300,000 to an employee that OSHA says was terminated after reporting a work-related injury. [Read more…]

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Was employee’s hernia work-related if it happened at home?

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An employee suffered a hernia at home but claimed it was work-related. Did he get workers’ comp benefits? [Read more…]

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Worker’s knee popped walking up stairs: Does she get comp?

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An employee injures her knee just by walking up stairs at work and applies for workers’ comp benefits. [Read more…]

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