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.
There are many kinds of back injuries that can take place on the job, but understanding the most common and how to avoid them could help you significantly. From herniated discs to strain from overworking the joints, back injuries can happen at almost any time and to anyone.
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.
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.
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.
You've worked in the industrial sector your entire life. Yes, you've come into contact with some dangerous chemicals during that time. You're familiar with some of the risks in the workplace today, but you didn't always know as much as you do now.
Indoor air quality is of the utmost importance in work environments. When there is poor air quality inside a workplace, employees could suffer from illnesses or diseases as a result.
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.
Workers' compensation is a benefit provided to you if you're hurt on the job. It is designed to be an alternative to taking your employer to court and suing for damages. Workers' compensation insurance instead pays for medical bills and other needs until you can work again, be retrained or need to be on disability benefits through the government.
If you get hurt on the job and require surgery or treatments for pain, you may be interested to know that the rate at which doctors are prescribing opiates has dropped. With a war on opiate abuse coming to a head in the United States, only those who truly have no other medical options may end up with these controlled substances.