May 2016 Archives

Families of Those Killed at Work May Be Eligible for Compensation

Workers' compensation insurance is well-known for providing medical coverage and financial compensation for employees who are injured in the course of their regular job duties. However, it is not as commonly known that, in some cases, workers' compensation can also provide death benefits to the families of individuals who are killed while on duty.

Heat exposure: an often overlooked danger in the workplace

There are many dangers faced on the job, especially during construction and manufacturing. There is no other hazard more dangerous than heat exposure, especially during the steamy summer months. Heat exposure is a risk many forget they face no matter what job they're doing. However, if you work in construction, landscaping, or any job outdoors, you are especially at risk. But what harm can heat exposure do? Here are several injuries that may result from work-related heat exposure:

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.

Five injuries that truck drivers face while on the job

Truck drivers often do not get the respect they deserve, given the conditions that they work under. Because of the grueling and intense nature of the work, truck drivers are especially prone to developing certain types of injuries.

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