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Seasonal Workers Face Increased Risk of Injuries

Retailers across the country have been stocking their shelves with holiday merchandise and preparing for the onslaught of shoppers as Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season, is next week. To prepare for the extended hours and the crowds of shoppers, retailers often hire seasonal employees to help handle the increase in » Read More

Most Common Workplace Safety Hazards

Every employee deserves to work in an environment that is safe and free of hazards. When employers do not maintain certain safety standards, it puts their workers at risk for a wide range of serious and fatal injuries. The National Safety Council (NSC) visits worksites across the country to conduct safety audits, whereby they look » Read More

Steps to Take If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied

If you have been injured at work, your employer’s Workers’ Compensation plan will cover the costs associated with your injury. Before you can begin to collect your benefits, however, you must file a Workers’ Compensation claim. This can be a complex process, and it is very important that you submit your claim within the specific » Read More

OSHA’s Top Ten Safety Violations

A safe work environment is something that many people take for granted. Workplace accidents happen all the time, but if an employer does not take the appropriate steps to recognize and fix workplace hazards, it can create a dangerous work environment where employees are at risk of being seriously or even fatally injured. Certainly, some » Read More

Hardships Faced by Temporary Employees

Researchers from Temple University’s Social Justice Lawyering Clinic at the Sheller Center for Social Justice recently published a report that takes a closer look at how temporary employees are treated in the workforce. The report found that a large number of temporary workers are paid less than the federal minimum wage and are vulnerable to » Read More

Doctor and Lawyer-Owned Pharmacies

When a Workers’ Compensation law firm is a majority owner of an online pharmacy that provides prescription medication to their clients who have been injured on the job, you might think there is something ethically questionable about that scenario. According to legal and medical ethicists, you would be right. When lawyers, doctors, and pharmacists are » Read More

When to Tell Your Employer About a Workplace Injury

If you become injured at work, you may feel a bit overwhelmed or confused about what to do next. Obviously, it is important that you seek medical attention, particularly if the injury is severe. When it comes to notifying your employer about your injury, you may have questions about whether you are obligated to tell » Read More

The Rise in Violence Towards Hospital Employees

Nurses who work in the hospital setting work very hard to provide skilled and compassionate care to a wide range of patients. Sometimes these patients are mentally ill, on drugs, or are convicted felons. When you have high-risk patients like this who are extremely stressed, in pain, confused, or angry, they often resort to physical » Read More

Safety Equipment Reduces Workplace Injuries

Construction workers and other skilled laborers are exposed to a wide range of workplace hazards every day. From falling debris and wet floors to electrocutions and exposure to toxic substances, these hazards can cause injuries ranging from relatively minor cuts and scrapes to traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and fatalities. One of the most important steps » Read More

Study Links Prolonged Standing at Work to Heart Disease

Canadian researchers from the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) in Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences claim that long periods of standing at work may double the risk of developing heart disease. The researchers conducted a 12-year study of 7,300 workers using data from the 2003 Canadian Community Health Survey. The workers » Read More