July 2016 Archives

I am injured on the job. What must my employer do?

When you have suffered an injury on the job, your employer is responsible for a few things. First, your employer is required to carry workers' compensation insurance. This will pay an employee's regular wages until he or she can return to work.

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:

SSDI Benefits for Workers Suffering From Mental Illness

A common misconception about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is that an individual needs to suffer from a major physical impairment to qualify. However, the truth is that the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) also realizes that emotional and cognitive impairments can hurt the ability of individuals to obtain and keep meaningful employment. If you suffer from a mental disorder that hinders your ability to work, SSDI benefits may be an option for you.

Avoiding three common workplace accidents

Whether you work in an office making copies all day or you pursue a more physically strenuous career, workplace injuries can happen. It can be hard to imagine that a workplace injury can happen at a mundane day at the office and most people think workplace injury is a phenomenon reserved for high physical stress jobs. The truth is that it can happen in any workplace and the risk is always lingering. If you are injured on the job, you not only risk your physical health but your financial security, both of which can be difficult to recover from.

Worker's compensation for the warehouse worker

Worker's compensation is the general term for the reimbursement of benefits and lost wages that covers many potential risks in the workplace, but is especially necessary in a warehouse environment. While there are many rules and regulations in place to ensure the safest work environments possible, accidents can and do occur often. Sometimes the fault is clearly that of the employer; other times, it is not so easily determined and may include many potential variables to consider.

Temporary workers: Safe and healthy workplace for all

Whether a job is temporary or permanent, all workers in the U.S. have a right to a healthy and safe workplace. In order for temporary workers to have this, the host employer and the staffing agency must work together. In some cases, the responsibility of keeping a workplace healthy and safe will overlap between the two. When this happens, communication is necessary to ensure that the division of responsibility is understood by both parties.

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