Safety and OSHA News

Injured employee guilty of work-related crime: Is workers’ comp canceled?

In this case, the court had to decide what happens to workers’ comp benefits when an employee is later found to have broken the law at work.  [Read more…]

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What happens to workers’ comp when employee is fired after injury?

Two cases involving firings and injuries, two different outcomes. Why were they decided differently?  [Read more…]

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Used fake name and ID to get job: Can she get workers’ comp?

Does using a fake name and ID prevent an injured employee from obtaining workers’ comp benefits?  [Read more…]

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Injured during softball game: Can he get workers’ comp?

This case shows how just one factor can make all the difference in whether an employee can receive workers’ comp for an injury suffered during a company recreational activity.  [Read more…]

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Husband sues 5 companies after factory robot kills his wife

The head injuries his wife received were so severe, a funeral director suggested a closed casket. Now the husband wants answers so that this sort of tragedy involving a factory robot doesn’t happen again.  [Read more…]

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Was getting hit in groin by golf club an injury covered exclusively by workers’ comp?

You’d want to sue your boss, too, if he hit you in the groin with a golf club and your testicle had to be surgically removed. The question in this case is whether a court will allow the lawsuit after the employee received workers’ comp benefits for the injury.  [Read more…]

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Dental damage claim 3 years after workplace fall: Will comp cover it?

This employee was treated for injuries due to a workplace fall. Years afterward, she amended her claim for dental damage. How did a court rule?  [Read more…]

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Court: No workers’ comp for employee who claims hostile work environment

A trainer at a customer call center says a hostile work environment caused her to develop hypertension, type 2 diabetes and stress. She filed for workers’ comp, and her claim was rejected. Why did a court say her injuries weren’t compensable?  [Read more…]

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Employee disobeyed a direct safety rule: Can he get workers’ comp?

A supervisor told this worker how to perform part of his job. The employee ignored the supervisor and did it his own way, resulting in serious injuries. Can the injured employee get workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Clocked out, fell on stairs leaving work: Can he get workers’ comp?

Are workers performing “employment services” when they’re entering or leaving their workplace for the day? The answer to that question determined whether this employee received workers’ comp benefits.  [Read more…]

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