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People in today’s workforce have the benefit of having numerous laws and government organizations to help protect your right to work in a safe and healthy environment. While we now have organizations like OSHA to fight against unsafe workplaces and workers’ comp to help injured workers, it’s important to remember that those things haven’t always

Automation is a continually growing presence in our lives. It’s already made our lives significantly easier and more efficient in many ways and it’s only going to become a more important part of our lives. However, with that increasing presence, it’s crucial that proper steps are taken to ensure that people aren’t harmed by this

One of the most common questions people have about any type of personal injury case is, “Is there a limit on how long I have to file a lawsuit?” Whether a person has been injured in a car accident, dog bite, or a slip and fall accident, it’s very important to be sure you file

Not everyone works a standard 9 to 5 schedule. Depending on the type of job you have, you might have to work longer shifts at more unusual times of the day. Or even if you usually work a more conventional schedule, you might have to put in longer hours than usual during a busy season,

When we talk about injuries in the workplace, people often think of accidents that happen in places like construction sites, oil rigs, and factories, but accidents can happen in any imaginable type of working environment if employers aren’t careful. This is also true for people who work in less conventional environments, such as on film

Nobody ever forgets their first job. Regardless if you were a cashier at a grocery store, running a drive-thru window at a fast food restaurant, or folding clothes at a department store, you’ll always remember the excitement that came with getting that first paycheck and officially becoming part of the workforce. But one thing most

Our country depends on construction workers to build our homes, construct the buildings businesses operate in, and pave and repair our roads. But being a construction worker is hardly an easy job. Between 2002 and 2012, 19.5% of all workplace fatalities involved workers in the construction industry. It’s estimated that over the course of a

What Does Workers’ Comp Cover?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 by

If you’ve been injured on the job, you’re facing a lot of expenses that you shouldn’t be personally responsible for paying. Medical bills, hospital stays, and rehabilitation costs all add up fast and that’s not including the income you stand to lose from being forced to take time off from work. Workers’ compensation is intended

Police officers. Construction workers. Oil rig workers. All of these are jobs with a reputation for being very dangerous for workers. When compared to those sorts of jobs, driving a commercial truck might seem like a pretty safe career choice. You aren’t directly dealing with criminals, don’t spend lots of time working at high elevations,

We all need to have a way to earn a living, but that doesn’t mean you should have to put yourself in harm’s way just to be able to earn your paycheck. There are many different ways a person could be injured on the job and some jobs are inherently riskier than others. But no