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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

Nearly 13,000 Americans are injured on the job every year. No matter what industry you work in, all jobs come with their own set of occupational hazards. While some jobs are risky by nature, even a quiet office job can put you at risk for being injured while moving heavy boxes. The National Safety Council

Every job, regardless of industry or environment, comes with its own sets of occupational hazards. Even a seemingly mundane office setting can be full of hazards ranging from heavy boxes to carpal tunnel syndrome. However, some jobs are inherently riskier than others, even when proper steps are taken to keep workers safe. Not only do

With the growing number of blighted buildings being demolished or slated for demolition in Detroit and elsewhere around Michigan, more and more contractors are looking to expand their businesses to meet that demand. Since asbestos was very commonly used in older homes, it needs to be removed before a home can be demolished, so many

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