The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission recently overturned an OSHA fine issued to a company in connection with a worker injury. OSHRC found OSHA relied upon questionable statements from the employee to issue the violation.
Workers' Compensation Decisions
It’s all too common: An employee receiving workers’ comp is seen working while collecting benefits. In this case, the employee was seen on TV – by millions – as a dancing hamster.
A manager told an employee he’d “shave her dog, sugar her gas tank and burn her house down.” The boss thought the employee was gossiping to his wife about an alleged improper relationship. How did all this turn into a workers’ comp case?
This state requires employees to report injuries to their employers within 60 days to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Did this employee fulfill the law’s reporting requirement?
Can you legally fire a new employee during his probation period for a workplace injury that could have been prevented?
A field superintendent injured his bad left knee and filed for temporary total disability benefits. The Workers’ Compensation Commission said he was injured because he ignored his doctor’s advice. What did the appeals court say?
It can be tricky to determine if a breathing problem is caused by work, particularly when workers’ comp benefits hang in the balance. In this case, cleaning chemicals were in question.
An employee says he told his employer he hurt his back at work. The owner of the company says he doesn’t remember the conversation. Does the employee qualify for workers’ comp?
An employee said she hurt her shoulder at work on her last day before a vacation. She went to a doctor after she got back. Did she get workers’ comp benefits?
This employee was forced to breathe air with high pollution content while climbing up and down stairs at work. Was this enough to worsen his pre-existing asthma and qualify for workers’ comp?
When it comes to deciding whether an injured employee should get temporary total disability payments from workers’ comp, just how much do doctors’ opinions matter?
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) injured her neck while lifting a patient. Doctors recommended surgery and said workers’ comp should pay for it. But one doctor said the surgery wasn’t due to her work injury. How did a court rule?
Workers’ compensation benefits sometimes include payment for medical equipment for the injured employee. In this case, the equipment in question is a walk-in bathtub.
OK safety pros, here’s a one-question quiz: What’s the best way to keep workers’ comp costs down?
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