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How Comorbidities Impact Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

When an employee becomes injured at work, they will file a Workers’ Compensation claim and collect financial benefits based on the nature of the injury. However, if the employee suffers from a range of other conditions, or comorbidities, the claims process can become increasingly complex, even if the health condition is not directly included in » Read More


How Do Unions Improve Safety Conditions in the Workplace?

The number of workplace fatalities has gone up in recent years, despite the efforts of many employers to raise awareness of safety hazards and conduct safety training seminars. In fact, in 2016, over 5,000 workers were fatally injured in the United States, making it the third year in a row that there was an increase » Read More


Why was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?

If you are injured at work, you may be concerned about how you are going to pay for your medical bills, as well as other household expenses if you are unable to return to work for a long period. Fortunately, Workers’ Compensation benefits provide financial relief, including medical expenses, lost wages, physical therapy, and vocational » Read More


How Long Can Injured Employees Collect Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Depending on the type of work you do, and the environment where you work, you may be exposed to a range of hazards that can cause injuries ranging from minor muscle strains to traumatic brain injuries. For example, a construction worker is more likely to be seriously injured on the job compared to someone who » Read More


Heat-Related Injuries

As the temperatures continue to rise during the summer months, workers who are exposed to extreme heat are at risk for certain heat-related illnesses and injuries, some of which can be serious and life-threatening. Construction workers, firefighters, miners, and factory workers are just a few examples of those at risk of heat stress and other » Read More


McDonald’s Employees Face Growing Risk of Workplace Violence

A disturbing video of a McDonald’s employee getting attacked by an angry customer went viral earlier this year. The video shows the customer becoming angry and grabbing the employee who was behind the counter. As other coworkers escorted him out of the restaurant, he kicked another employee in the stomach. Unfortunately, this is just one » Read More


Trench Safety Stand Down Week

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 23 workers were killed in trench accidents in 2016. When a trench collapses, workers can become trapped, even if the trench is not particularly large or deep. In fact, one cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds, which can make it impossible for » Read More


Firefighter Safety Stand Down Week

Every day, firefighters put their lives on the line to help others who are in danger. Unfortunately, this often means that they are exposing themselves to a range of health risks, including burns, respiratory issues, and other injuries. According to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), one of the most prominent health concerns that firefighters » Read More


National Forklift Safety Day

Forklifts offer a wide range of advantages to workers whose job involves lifting and moving heavy objects. For example, they can maneuver in relatively narrow areas, they can reach items that are on elevated locations, and they are much safer than the ropes, cables, and pulleys that were used before forklifts became available. However, if » Read More


Maryland to Expand Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Firefighters

According to the International Association of Firefighters, the leading cause of death among firefighters is cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and respiratory and urinary cancers. Researchers believe that the increase in these types of cancers is due to the fires that these brave men and women fight to put out. Many of today’s homes and » Read More