Workplace Injuries Archives

Injured at work? You have the right to report it

If you suffer an injury at work due to your employer's blatant disregard for safety guidelines, you have the right to report the incident. Furthermore, you have the right to do so without fearing retaliation. Notifying the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of unsafe working conditions is a protected act. This means that your employer, or anyone acting on his/her behalf, is prohibited from taking any form of retaliatory action against you.

A traumatic brain injury can change your life forever

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the hardest injuries to recover from, as your brain is such a delicate organ. Everything about you, from your breathing to your memories is a result of your brain's functions. When you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you can lose memories, skills and abilities, sometimes without the ability to regain them. A TBI can effectively end your career, resulting in the loss of your income. It can also result in substantial medical expenses. If you've suffered a TBI due to a vehicular or work-related accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Did discrimination against Hispanic workers cause your injury?

Working in construction is difficult, physically exhausting work. It is also incredibly dangerous, which is why many construction workers are able to earn premium pay. That premium can motivate some construction companies to hire under-trained or unskilled workers for construction. These workers can may command substantially less pay than fully trained and experienced construction workers. In some cases, companies choose to hire undocumented Hispanic workers because they know their workers won't feel secure enough to report safety and employment law violations to government authorities.

What is Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome?

When you suffer a broken bone as the result of an accident, you may think having the bone set is all the medical attention you'll need. In some cases, particularly if the break is in an extremity or limb, you could develop a condition known as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is most commonly associated with broken limbs and resulting nerve issues in your extremities. If you broke a bone in a car accident, a workplace injury, or even a even a simple slip-and-fall accident at a retailer, it could result in permanent nerve damage and extensive medical expenses for years to come.

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