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Most Common Kitchen Injuries

The kitchen is a place rife with accident opportunities that can happen to even the most experienced chefs. Workers in the food preparation industry should be aware of common kitchen injuries and take care to prevent workplace accidents that can cause serious injury. Most people have cut themselves by accident in the kitchen. Knives can » Read More


The Deadliest Jobs in America

Injuries from any job can give rise to a viable claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits. Even office workers can be diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, a type of repetitive motion injury. However, some jobs are inherently dangerous, like construction work, manufacturing, and restaurant work, to name just a few. Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics » Read More


Older Employees at Greater Risk for Fatal Injuries

The American workforce is growing older. Today, many employees work well beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. According to the U.S. Government, by 2024, approximately 25 percent of the workforce will be older workers. These employees offer experience, maturity, and in many cases a thorough knowledge of the job. Conversely, the aging process can » Read More


What Every Employee Needs to Know About IMEs

When a worker files a Workers’ Compensation claim after being injured on the job, the employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance company can require the injured employee to attend an Independent Medical Exam, or IME, with a doctor who has been selected by the insurance company. If the worker fails to attend the IME, their claim can » Read More


Effects of Depression on Workers’ Compensation

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology reports that depression can lead to absenteeism and lower productivity. The study reported that in the year 2000, workplace costs of depression exceeded $51 billion. By 2010 the economic cost to the United States had grown $210.5 billion, indicating that depression is a significant issue for » Read More


Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Claim

No one goes to work expecting to become seriously injured while performing their regular job responsibilities. Yet, workplace injuries happen every day, often resulting in serious injuries, permanent disabilities, or even fatalities. Workers’ Compensation benefits cover the costs of medical care, lost wages, disability benefits, and, in many cases, death benefits. Filing a Workers’ Compensation » Read More


The Most Common Workplace Injury

When it comes to injuries at work, most people may conjure up images of a slip and fall accident, an incident involving machinery, or a construction worker falling from a high-rise building. Surprisingly, the most common workplace injury is hearing loss. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22 million workers are » Read More


Truck Driver Tops List of Most Dangerous Jobs

Without knowing everything that goes into driving a truck, it may not seem like a particularly dangerous job. However, in 2015, 745 truck drivers suffered fatal injuries on the job, only a slight decrease compared to the 761 drivers in 2014. The U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that over 25 percent of » Read More


Older Employees at Greater Risk for Injuries  

  When a job requires a certain amount of heavy lifting, bending, reaching, or other physical activity, it can take a toll on a worker’s body, particularly older employees. The natural aging process makes older adults more prone to things such as back injuries, knee problems, and joint pain. This can have a serious impact » Read More


Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

No one goes to work expecting to become seriously injured while performing their regular job responsibilities. Yet, workplace injuries happen every day, often resulting in permanent disabilities or even fatalities. Workers’ Compensation benefits cover the costs of medical care, lost wages, disability benefits, and, in many cases, death benefits. Filing a Workers’ Compensation claim in » Read More