Safety and OSHA News

Nightmare about spiders caused him to fall, break foot: Does he get workers’ comp?

This firefighter/EMT was at the firehouse when he suffered an injury. Despite that, his employer says his injury wasn’t work-related. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Truck driver falls while putting cell phone in his bunk: Does he get workers’ comp?

For traveling employees, such as truck drivers, it’s often a judgment call by a court whether the employee’s injury occurred in the course and scope of work or during leisure time. What did a court decide in this case?  [Read more…]

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She didn’t report injury for 5 days: Does she get workers’ comp?

Back injuries can be tricky. Pain doesn’t always show up right away. Does an employee have to report a suspected injury right away to get workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Court says company not shielded from wrongful death lawsuit by temp worker

A recent state court ruling upends previous assumptions about temporary employees and workers’ compensation. Companies that hire temps should take note.  [Read more…]

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Traveling worker gets sick, drives home, crashes truck; can he get workers’ comp?

Traveling employees are sometimes eligible for workers’ comp if they’re injured on a trip that benefits their employer. Was that the case for this truck driver?  [Read more…]

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Butcher couldn’t feel cold in fingers: Does he get comp for frostbite, infections?

In the middle of winter, it might seem like a benefit if you couldn’t feel cold in your extremities. However, that lack of sensation can lead to workplace injuries – and they may not qualify for workers’ comp.  [Read more…]

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Does firefighter paramedic get workers’ comp for PTSD?

Did work or some other type of trauma cause a firefighter paramedic to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? The answer to that question is the key to whether he receives workers’ comp benefits.  [Read more…]

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Injured during team building: Was firing retaliation for workers’ comp claim?

The court deciding this case noted its ironic twist: “A company outing meant to boost morale and teamwork resulted in an injury … and this acrimonious lawsuit.”  [Read more…]

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Injured employee working in a bar: Does she lose comp?

No joke. An injured employee on workers’ comp walks into a bar … and goes to work. What did a court have to say about this?   [Read more…]

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Was worker’s injury due to willful safety violation by employer?

Many states award extra workers’ comp benefits if an employee’s injury is due to an employer’s willful violation of a safety rule. Is that the case in this employee’s injury?  [Read more…]

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