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As fall approaches, heat safety remains important

Although summer is quickly winding down, it's important to remember that temperatures may remain high well into September. If you work outdoors, it is particularly important to keep close tabs on the weather at all times. This can be the difference between remaining safe and taking a risk with your health.

Why do forklift accidents happen?

Depending on your profession and industry, you may find yourself operating a forklift on a regular basis. Even if you don't actually operate the vehicle, there is as good chance that you could be in close proximity to forklifts every now and again.

Can I sue my employer after a work-related injury?

Many employees have an incomplete understanding of workers' compensation claims and what they protect. Of course, workers' compensation insurance does protect employees by ensuring that they receive proper medical care in the event of an on-the-job injury. However, many experts believe that workers' compensation insurance exists primarily to protect an employer against lawsuits from employees.

Can I get fired if I report my workplace injury?

Many workers, especially those who work in physically demanding jobs, may not know exactly how to move forward after a workplace injury. Many employers look for any reason they can to fire an injured employee rather than deal with the injury, especially when going through proper channels with reporting and resolving the injury may hurt the business.

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