Workplace injuries are common. But they are not all the same. Some injuries are serious. Others may not seem serious at first, but they may become serious. An employee who had their foot amputated due to a forklift accident is clearly a serious injury. What about a slip and fall resulting in a back strain? Is that serious? What if the employee had surgery six months later – now would you say the slip and fall was serious?...
It’s been several months since your workplace injury. You’ve been receiving workers’ comp payments. Suddenly, your benefits are cut off. What can you do? Employers and their insurers may cut off benefits over a technicality. They may point to a provision in your employment agreement, or a change in your treatment as the reason for cutting off your benefits, or they may give you no reason. If are seriously injured on t...
“Clean-up on aisle five!” You don’t hear that called out in stores much, but many grocery stores patrol their aisles at regular intervals, hunting for hazards. They know their customers will slip and fall on whatever is spilled or leaked onto the floors. Why does this keep happening? It’s a matter of science! Experts have determined where shoppers are most likely to look when shopping, and stores arrange their products...
The small size of motorcycles can lead to accidents because other drivers simply may not see them. Here are some tips for riders to improve motorcycle visibility and prevent accidents: Wear high-visibility gear Ride a brightly colored motorcycle Add reflective tape Add LED lights Stay out of blind spots. Improve Rider Visibility to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents with High-Vis Gear High-visibility reflect...
Construction work is inherently dangerous, so it is not surprising that construction workers have some of the highest rates of workplace injuries, which can cause severe disabilities and death. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average for all other industries. If you or a loved one has been injured or some...

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