OSHA says a collection of its existing standards apply to keeping employees who may come in contact with the Ebola virus safe.
All sorts of factors can come into play when determining whether workers’ comp payments can stop. These two recent cases address the question. One is called a “highly unusual situation” by the deciding court. The other is “an issue of first impression” for its state.
Within the last month, OSHA has received pressure from two sources to enact three new regulations. The pressure is coming from …
If outdoor employees contract Zika virus, will workers’ comp cover it?
A Baltimore man has won an $814,500 judgment after he developed popcorn lung from workplace exposure.
When workers don’t report injuries right away and then apply for workers’ comp benefits, it often raises a red flag. With conflicting testimony, these cases often come down to which side the court finds more believable.
The National Park Service has taken steps to make sure there isn’t a repeat of an incident that claimed the life of one of its workers. Grass mowing at all 397 national parks has been suspended temporarily.
OSHA found 14 workers at this company had lead levels up to 20 times the maximum exposure limit. That led to 14 separate violations, one for each worker, helping to bring this company’s total fine to $1,395,000.
A police officer was bitten by a dog and suffered injuries. His employer’s workers’ comp provided benefits. Can his employer recoup those costs by suing the dog’s owner?
A lab tech who was exposed to blood at work for decades developed hepatitis and died. His widow filed for workers’ comp death benefits. But his employer noted the employee could have contracted the disease via surgery he had. Did a court award comp benefits?
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