TV anchorman Dan Rather once wrote a book, “The Camera Never Blinks.” A former postal carrier collecting workers’ comp should have considered that before going on a TV game show.
Workers' Compensation Decisions
The owner of a facility OSHA called “a potential death trap,” has agreed to pay fines and upgrade its facility, two years after the agency found nearly every emergency exit door in the warehouse wasn’t usable.
“Pain, increasing shortness of breath, increasing fear, increasing terror, and awareness of impending death.” That’s how a medical expert described the asphyxiation deaths of two workers at a commercial laundry. Now a court has upheld an almost $3.37 million award to the families of the two victims.
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.
What happens in Arizona doesn’t stay in Arizona when you post it on your Facebook page. And in a another case, it’s apparently “do as I say, not as I do,” when it comes to workers’ comp.
Five employees at our company suffered back injuries in one year.
This case provides a reminder that if something at work worsens an employee’s pre-existing condition, the employer may be on the hook to provide workers’ comp benefits. This includes all sorts of injuries, including mental ones.
Do you have any “text zombies” at your workplace? A new study shows that, just like their fictional TV and movie counterparts, text zombies walk differently, making them more likely to fall.
A lawyer took a supermarket chain to task for not having a sufficient safety program, and it cost the employer big bucks. But this isn’t about an OSHA fine or a workers’ comp trial.
A state supreme court recently issued opinions in two workers’ comp cases involving employees who were injured when they tripped and fell at work. One opinion contains a clarification of the so-called “idiopathic exception” to workers’ compensation.
The theory makes sense: Workers with hearing loss are at greater risk of occupational injury because they are less likely to be able to hear sounds that would indicate a hazard or warning signals. But is this actually true?
The world’s oldest professional safety society has transitioned to a new brand that includes a new name, refreshed logo, redesigned website and rebranded social media channels.
While industry waits to see if OSHA will carry out its proposal to post companies’ injury records online, a nonprofit has unveiled its new website that points the finger at the biggest environmental/safety/health violators in the U.S. since 2010.
Two recent incidents from our Bizarre Accidents File carry some real-life lessons for those involved. One concerns a charging 1,200-pound cow, the other an actor playing a gunslinger who was injured when he was “shot” with a blank.
A business owner has agreed to pay $447,000 in restitution in a case that started with the death of a worker in a tortilla dough mixer.
An effort has stalled in one state to clear up conflicting portions of its workers’ comp law about drunk/drugged employees who are injured. This raises the question: Can impaired employees get comp benefits when they’re injured?
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