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.
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.
Taking time off work to help you recover from injuries suffered at your place of work can be a difficult time, and not for the reasons you’d think. Taking time off work to recover can in the longer term cause your monthly income to be reduced. This then causes money worries and the stress that then follows because… Read More »
Have you ever been driving in your air-conditioned car on a hot summer day and seen a construction worker toiling away in 90-degree heat? You probably wondered how someone could work in those grueling conditions for so long and not get deathly ill.
For many people, injuries are a frustrating part of life. Most injuries are minor and, after suffering one, we quickly recover and go about our daily lives – if we’re lucky. But some injuries can upend our lives completely, leaving us to deal with the physical, mental and emotional setbacks that they leave behind.
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.