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Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Employees with Multiple Jobs

If you were injured at work, you are eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits from your employer if you can prove that the injury was work-related. However, for the 7.8 million Americans who have more than one job, things can get a bit complicated when it comes to collecting Workers’ Compensation benefits. You may have » Read More

Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Included in a Divorce Settlement?

When an employee is injured on the job, they are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits. Depending on the circumstances of the injury, the employee may receive a sizeable financial settlement. However, if the injured party is going through a divorce, questions may arise as to whether the settlement amount is considered marital property. If it » Read More

National Safety Stand-Down Week

Falls are one of the leading causes of fatal injuries in the construction industry. To help raise awareness of the dangers of falls in construction, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) are providing a range of » Read More

Flood Dangers at Work

Floods can be severe and are often difficult to predict. Similar to other weather-related disasters, floods are dangerous, and account for property damage and injuries. Flooding is not a seasonal event; it can occur year-round due to many different situations. It is always best to be prepared if flooding occurs at work. Floods can occur » Read More

May is National Electrical Safety Month

Electrical hazards in the workplace can cause serious injuries and fatalities if workers and employers do not take appropriate safety precautions. To raise awareness of National Electrical Safety Month, which takes place in May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) created a campaign that educates audiences about how to prevent injuries, fatalities, and property loss » Read More

Assault in the Workplace

The #MeToo movement has raised awareness of assault occurring in the workplace. Unfortunately, too many women continue to be assaulted at work. In some cases, the resulting injuries cause them to miss days of work. In fact, according to a report by the National Safety Council, women suffer 70 percent of all nonfatal assault-related injuries » Read More

New Legislation Seeks Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Medical Marijuana

A growing number of states have approved the use of medical marijuana for a range of conditions, including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy. It is also used to combat the nausea that is often associated with cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy. The Maryland Senate recently passed a bill that requires Workers’ Compensation providers to cover » Read More

Work Injuries that are a Pain in the Neck

It is not unusual for someone to develop a slight ache here or a minor pain there, after working day after day at a physically demanding job. Oftentimes, workers start to feel some of those aches and pains in their neck. These may start out as a relatively minor ache, then progress to a debilitating » Read More

Construction Work Zone Safety Tips – Infographic

Spring is here which means road construction season has begun. As the weather continues to warm up, more and more work zones will appear. Construction workers have a dangerous job working close to motorists driving at high speeds. Workers also operate or work near large construction machinery and face risk of injury and death from » Read More

Work Zone Safety Awareness Week Reminds Drivers to Avoid Dangerous Distractions 

According to a recent study conducted by the University of Missouri-Columbia, motorists who are distracted are close to thirty times more likely to cause an accident when driving by a work zone, compared to drivers who are paying attention to the road. Work Zone Safety Awareness Week is April 8 – 12, with a national » Read More