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How many falls are on the same level?

Many people assume that you need to be at a height to get injured in a workplace fall. This is a myth. You can get seriously injured in a slip-and-fall accident on the same level. Some people have even passed away from their injuries. Do not assume you do not need to think about safety just because you're not using a ladder or working from an otherwise elevated position.

Fast-food workers face violence, many other dangers

People who work in fast-food establishments are on the front lines -- literally. They regularly interact with customers (and non-customers) at the counter and in drive-thru lanes. Most of these interactions are unremarkable. Too often, however, they are violent.

How social media can derail your workers' compensation claim

Workers' compensation is a crucial benefit for workers who are injured or sickened on the job and for their families. Workers' comp provides income while they are getting medical treatment, recovering and unable to work. Obviously, employers and insurers have a vested interest in making sure that people receiving this compensation are doing so legitimately and that their illness or injury is indeed as bad as they say it is.

Office hazards: A potentially dangerous environment

Even though an office seems like safe environment, there are still some hazards that could lead to you suffering serious injuries. Yes, some parts of an office-based life are more comfortable than working in construction or industry, but in some ways, an office is just as dangerous.

Agent blows the whistle on dangerous training site

Even in retirement, this former Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) agent is pushing for a South Carolina training site to be probed for potential health hazards. According to the March 11 news, he wants to see a deeper investigation that would look into the number of health hazards law enforcement officers ended up exposed to during a tactical training course they took in a local copper factory.

Reporting injuries helps keep workplaces safer, so you stay safer

Workplace accidents happen all the time, but many of them are avoidable. Imagine if placing a single guardrail could prevent someone from falling into a piece of machinery or if a sign could alert someone to danger. Just changing one thing in the workplace could be the difference between life, death or serious injuries.

Your heart attack may be compensable under workers' compensation

It was a busy day at work, and you were on your feet much more than usual. You normally take it easy on the job, because you haven't been feeling well lately. With the added stress of the upcoming holidays, you figured you just felt unwell because of stress.

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