Workers’ compensation insurance is an important part of ensuring that workers who are injured on the job are able to recover compensation for their medical expenses and part of their lost wages.
Egregious or high-profile cases of workplace discrimination and harassment make headlines. Sometimes these cases end up in court. Other times, accusers and accused settle behind the scenes.
When the numbers on traffic fatalities were released for 2015, there was a public outcry about the dramatic increase in crash-related deaths. The numbers left many people scratching their heads, but some analysts offered a simple explanation for the increase – the economy had improved, more people were driving and, therefore, there were more deaths.
Long hours, growing to-do lists, looming deadlines, increased expectations from employers – these are facts of life for many American workers. The stresses of the job are starting to take their toll on employees.
In the United States, the private sector reported around 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2015. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of Mississippi. Workplace injuries are surprisingly common in the U.S., and they often leave workers to wonder what they should do next.
In most occupations, if you have been injured while on the job you have the right to receive compensation. Workers’ compensation laws exist to help take the pressure off of the injured employee and to cover the cost of their work-related injuries. Recently gaining attention as one of the more riskier occupations in the U.S. for chances of… Read More »
The newest public health epidemic is probably not what you think. Opioid use tops the list of health crises in America. At both the state and federal levels, law enforcement is trying to get a handle on the crisis by imposing stricter laws, having more stringent distribution limits and altering the way that prescription drugs can legally be… Read More »
Auto accident cases hinge on determining who or what was responsible for an accident. Typically, the answer is a negligent driver, rough roadway conditions, or factors outside of your control. Accidents involving company or work vehicles, however, raise many questions regarding fault, responsibility, liability, insurance, and workers’ compensation. When you are involved in a car accident in a… Read More »
OSHA is ramping up its rules to bring injury data collection into the 21st century. The new rules are intended to apply insights of behavioral economics to improve workplace safety and to better avoid workplace injuries and illnesses. The new regulation will require more than 400,000 employers with 20 to 249 employees in high-risk industries and 34,000 workplaces… Read More »
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that more than 200,000 non-fatal injuries and illnesses are suffered on the job in New York each year. Furthermore, over half of all work-related injuries in New York require the injured worker to take time off from work in order to recover.