You were at your company's holiday party. The star on the top of the Christmas tree fell off, so, in the Christmas spirit, you got up on a chair to put it back on. You slipped and fell off the chair at an awkward ankle, breaking your leg. Can you get workers' compensation for that injury?
When many people hear about someone developing a repetitive strain injury (RSI) on the job, they assume that the individual works in a secretarial field where they do a lot of typing. This isn't the only type of profession where workers develop this type of injury though. Professional athletes, assembly line, construction, grocery store, delivery and trades workers and baristas all develop these injuries too.
Most everyone's job at least occasionally makes them sad, angry or frustrated. However, what if your job has caused you to suffer from depression or aggravated your already-diagnosed depression or mental condition?
If you suffer a workplace injury or illness, you may find that you're unable to immediately return to work. Depending on the circumstances, this may lead you to learn more about the workers' compensation system.
Millions of people who rely on Amazon for everything from household goods and clothes to food and electronics have come to expect most of their purchases will arrive within a day or two -- particularly Amazon Prime members. However, what is the human toll of this race to deliver packages quickly?
When most people think about workplace injuries, they thought of cuts, bruises, broken bones and maybe even head injuries often come to mind. Very few individuals think about a worker's mouth getting hurt. These types of incidents are often quite painful. Employees suffer mouth injuries on the job more often than you may suspect is the case though.
If you run a small handyman business, then you're likely a "jack of all trades." You probably feel invincible since you have years of experience in completing a variety of home repairs. We all make mistakes though. You can get hurt on the job. This is why you should have workers' compensation coverage before you take on more clients.
The "gig economy" is exploding. People who drive for Uber and Lyft, deliver for Grubhub and DoorDash and run errands and do household repairs for TaskRabbit and Handy are part of that workforce.
Summer is a time when many high school and college students serve in internships to gain valuable real world experience. Some work in various branches of government -- particularly at the federal and state level. Others work in companies and nonprofit organizations that do the kind of work they're interested in pursuing as an eventual career. Internships are also a great way to make connections that can help young people after they're finished with their education and looking for a job.
Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) recently published a study that they'd carried out on behalf of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center. After questioning several construction workers, they determined that it's likely that employee sleep greatly impacts workplace safety.