A new survey by FindLaw.com says 21% of U.S. workers have missed time at work because of an injury suffered on the job. The survey also breaks out the most common types of injuries and who is more likely to suffer a serious injury at work.
Two companies involved in packaging Hershey’s chocolates face $288,000 in OSHA fines in connection with violations regarding foreign exchange students. On top of the OSHA violations, an organization representing guest workers calls the situation one that “kills decent U.S. jobs.”
Just how tricky is it to use tests to weed out injury-prone workers without getting dragged into court for alleged discrimination? Statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission spell it out.
A former executive assistant at a Detroit law group has filed a lawsuit alleging, because of a Mad Men like atmosphere, she was required to wear high heels which caused her to trip and injure her back. She sued after the firm didn’t provide her with a job after medical leave.
Whether or not the groundhog said we’d have six more weeks of winter, North America is guaranteed to have more snow this season. Who knows more about avoiding injuries when shoveling snow than the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety?
When it comes to stairs, usually injuries occur because a worker falls on the steps. But in this bizarre and tragic turn of events, the steps fell on the worker, killing him.
A doctor cleared an injured worker for a specific light-duty job. The worker didn’t think she could do the offered job and didn’t show up for work. Did a court allow her to continue to receive workers’ comp benefits?
In some states, when workers are placed on permanent partial disability, it’s expected that injured employees will make a “good-faith effort” to find alternate employment they can perform. However, one state court just found a reason to overturn that 15-year precedent and allow a worker to keep collecting.
A UPS driver received workers’ comp benefits for an injury he suffered from lifting a heavy box that he says wasn’t marked with the correct weight. Can he sue the customer who sent the box, too?
In 2009, Tennessee amended its workers’ comp law to limit the benefits undocumented workers can receive. Did that provision hold up under court review?
Did this employer intentionally create a dangerous working condition that made the worker’s injuries “substantially certain” to occur?
Here’s proof that workplace injuries happen in the service industry, too. And those injuries can lead to workers’ comp claims.
Was surveillance video of a worker renovating a house enough to get his workers’ comp disability benefits thrown out?
This is not your usual case of suspected workers’ comp fraud in which an injured worker is seen making repairs on his house or lifting children. Raphael “Noodle” Davis, a Los Angeles City firefighter, ran into trouble by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.
Safeway Inc. will pay a food clerk $27,000 and rehire her to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit.
If an injured worker who is on light duty breaks a company rule, can you fire him without incurring extra workers’ compensation costs?
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