February 2016 Archives

Employee injured in Valentine's Day fall dies

A 56-year-old relief manager at the Shrewsbury Giant Food Store was seriously injured after falling off a 12-foot ladder on Valentine's Day. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration is investigating the accident, but didn't have any details.

Employee misclassification counts when it comes to workers' compensation

If you have been a follower of the news lately, you may have noticed several news stories about employee misclassification. Employee misclassification generally occurs when an employer wrongly classifies a worker as an independent contractor instead of an employee.

4 Possible Workers Comp Claims for Healthcare Professionals

As a Healthcare Professional, you serve a noble and irreplaceable role in our nation's healthcare system. However, sometimes the job demands that you put your own health at risk to help their patients. As a result, there is a high rate of on-the-job injuries. Some of the injuries healthcare professionals routinely encounter while working include:

Do employers have to report workplace injuries to OSHA?

Establishing fault isn’t a prerequisite to a worker receiving workers’ compensation benefits for an on-the-job injury. However, in light of the recent collapse of a 15-story crane, readers may question what role fault can play in the wake of a workplace accident. 

What are the four categories of workers' compensation payments?

In recent posts, we’ve explored several ways that a worker might be injured at work, as well as the causal relationship to the workplace that sometimes must be proven before an injury may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. This naturally leads to a discussion of the types of benefits that are available to injured workers.

Five signs that you are working in a dangerous workplace

Under the law, employers have a duty to ensure that the workplace is free from unsafe conditions and hazards. However, how do you know if your workplace is unsafe or hazardous? The following are signs that you may be working in this type of workplace:

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