workplace illness Archives

Aging workers: 3 signs of disability discrimination

Workplace injuries are not uncommon. People are hurt all the time on the job. Sometimes, these accidents result in little to no time off work, while other injuries leave workers with disabilities. As an aging worker, you know it's harder to get new job training, and an injury could impair you for a long period of time.

Can you get workers' compensation for depression?

Dealing with depression outside of work is difficult enough, but when there is a stigma still present about this mental health condition, it can be almost unbearable to deal with at work. The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health and Employers Health have launched Right Direction, which is a campaign to education both employees and employers about the condition.

Neck and back injuries: Qualifying for Social Security Disability

There are a variety of injuries that can make it impossible for you to continue working. If you have suffered a serious neck or back injury, you may not be able to work. Some of the most common injuries to the neck and back include:

Understanding myths about mental illness and the workplace

It's long been thought that people who suffer from mental illnesses are not suited to the workplace. This is just one of many myths that persist, even though research has shown just the opposite in many cases. Here are some other myths about mental illness and how it affects sufferers in the workplace.

Medical marijuana bill passes Pennsylvania House

When an employee is injured on the job, the treatment for his or her injuries is usually very specific. A cut might require stitches; a broken bone may require surgery to set it. However, when workplace illnesses arise, there is often less known about these conditions. In many cases, the treatments that really do work might be new or experimental. One may wonder if the medical marijuana bill that just passed the Pennsylvania House would have an effect on various workplace illnesses.

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