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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Family received comp for horrific death; can they also sue?

In the case of a “horrific industrial accident,” which OSHA says was caused by unguarded machinery and lack of lockout/tagout, a state supreme court has clarified when an exception to the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation can be used.  [Read more…]

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Didn’t seek medical treatment immediately for work injury: Can she get comp?

An employee said she hurt her shoulder at work on her last day before a vacation. She went to a doctor after she got back. Did she get workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Was worker’s meningitis death caused by exposure to bird droppings?

The family of a groundskeeper sought death benefits under workers’ comp following his death from meningitis, which they say came from exposure to bird droppings at work. Did the family receive benefits?  [Read more…]

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Can firefighter get workers comp for heart attack?

A firefighter had a heart attack and applied for workers’ comp benefits. His employer denied benefits because of his physical condition. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Temp worker injured, gets workers’ comp; can he sue, too?

When a temporary worker is injured, can he get workers’ comp from the agency and still sue the employer?  [Read more…]

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Employee falsified time sheet after injury: Does she get workers’ comp?

A payroll clerk submitted time sheets that said she worked when she didn’t. Does that negate her workers’ comp claim for a previous injury?  [Read more…]

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Is workers’ comp withheld because of fraudulent Social Security number?

An undocumented immigrant admits she gave a fake Social Security number (SSN) on a form when she was injured at work. Will her workers’ comp benefits be withheld because of that?  [Read more…]

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Cause of truck crash undetermined: Does he get workers’ comp?

An employee was involved in a truck crash while on his way from one assignment to another. The cause of the crash wasn’t determined. Did he get workers’ comp benefits for his injuries?  [Read more…]

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Struck by car walking to parking lot: Does she get comp?

It’s a classic conundrum: If an employee is injured walking to or from their car before or after work, is the injury eligible for workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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