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.
When it comes to workers’ compensation, a lot of us take it for granted. We expected workers’ compensation to be there almost as if granted by invisible forces of nature. But what we don’t take into account is that workers’ compensation is indeed paid for, and in some states the entire system of workers’ compensation is becoming an… Read More »
Workers’ compensation insurance is one of the most useful benefits for employees around the country, because it protects not only against loss of income but helps ensure a peace of mind that many other job benefits do not.
For most businesses, investments are made with an eye on generating results you can see. A business might launch an advertising campaign and then track the new sales made online. Or they might start a new hiring initiative for their sales department and hope their revenues grow. It can be a little trickier to invest in something you… Read More »
An employee injury is a terrible thing – but it’s even more terrible if that injury sinks the business too. That’s the role “workers’ comp” insurance plays in our society. It can not only protect your employees from loss of income as a result of work injury, but it can protect a business that would otherwise be unable… Read More »