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Is Your Injury Covered by Workers’ Compensation?  

In most cases, an employee who has been injured while on the job will be eligible to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits. However, things can get a little tricky if it is not entirely clear whether the injury happened during the course of employment (COE), or arising out of employment (AOE). There are a number of » Read More

Work Injuries Caused by Chemical Burns

If you have ever burned your finger on a hot stove, you know how painful even a minor burn can be. Imagine, then, suffering a severe burn at work after being exposed to a hazardous, or flammable, chemical. These types of burns can cause extreme pain, muscle and tissue damage, scarring and disfigurement, and serious » Read More

Whistleblower Reveals Safety Issues in Multiple State Psychiatric Hospitals

According to an 11 News I-Team report, a member of the Maryland Health Department police expressed concerns over the lack of training, resources, and protective equipment necessary to protect the healthcare workers who work at some of the mental health hospitals in Maryland. The whistleblower, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that the police officers » Read More

Spinal Cord Injury Risks  

Spinal cord injuries are among the most common types of injuries that occur in the workplace, particularly in the construction and warehouse industries. Spinal cord injuries range in severity from pulled muscles and minor aggravations to fractures and disc herniations, which can be extremely debilitating. Oftentimes, these injuries cause chronic pain and discomfort, which can » Read More

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for School Employees

Unlike a busy construction site or a bustling warehouse, the school environment is generally not considered to be a hazardous place to work. There is no dangerous scaffolding, little to no heavy equipment used, and no debris falling from shelving or other elevated spaces. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere, including schools. In fact, according to » Read More

Am I Being Followed?

After being injured at work, you filed for Workers’ Compensation benefits to cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses associated with your injury. Maybe you even qualified for disability benefits, and your doctor advised you to take time off work to recover. During this time, the insurance company may seek » Read More

Warehouse Accidents at Amazon Fulfillment Centers

Amazon is the world’s most successful online retailer, making its founder, Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person in history. Unfortunately, many of the company’s former employees are struggling to make ends meet. Some are even homeless after workplace injuries left many of them unable to work. According to an investigative report published in The Guardian, not » Read More

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Travel for Work?

It may seem counterintuitive, but even with remote access technology and many people working from home, more and more people are traveling for work. From pharmaceutical sales representatives to the trucker who is transporting goods for Amazon, business is booming on the road. There are many more trucks on the road in general, and around » Read More

Exoskeletons Are the Wave of the Future in the Construction Industry

Musculoskeletal injuries are among the most common injuries that construction workers suffer from, primarily due to heavy lifting. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), construction workers have some of the highest rates of musculoskeletal injuries per capita. One solution to this problem is the use of exoskeletons, or exosuits, which are » Read More

Steps to Take if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied

According to a recent study, the denial rate for Workers’ Compensation claims increased by close to seven percent between 2013 and 2017. In many cases, this is an attempt by the employer or their insurance company to cut costs. However, companies were surprised to find that the rise in denials actually resulted in increased claims » Read More