An employee said a workplace injury left him in pain, unable to “enjoy life’s pleasures” or wear shorts because of an embarrassing scar. Given those claims, attorneys for his former employer were interested in what was on his Facebook page.
OSHA says a manager at a sugar packaging plant removed a safety device from a machine because it was slowing down production. Two weeks later, a worker died because the device wasn’t in place.
OSHA is trying to determine how a worker in a Brush, CO, warehouse was crushed to death by a 15-foot high pile of pinto beans.
A worker engaged in horseplay that was specifically prohibited in his employee handbook. He was injured and applied for workers’ comp benefits. Did a court grant them?
Q: When is workers’ compensation, the so-called “exclusive remedy” for employee injuries, not an exclusive remedy? A: When the injured employee can prove the company knew an injury was likely to occur.
A workers’ compensation trial lawyer with over 30 years of experience representing companies including Alcoa, United Airlines and Bethlehem Steel predicts that the number of workers’ comp claims will double within 10 years due to three major trends.
After two years of increases, the government reports workplace fatalities decreased in 2012 compared to 2011.
“I’m in excruciating pain,” the injured employee seeking workers’ comp benefits said. “So, how do you explain these photos on Facebook?” his employer wanted to know.
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