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- Number of Work-Related Injuries in Certain Industries Is Under-Reported
Unfortunately, some industries do not necessarily have accurate reporting mechanisms on work-related injuries and illness, which make it more difficult for regulators and lawmakers to identify and address occupational health problems.
- Is Work-Related Hearing Loss Putting You at Risk of other Injuries?
Workers who are exposed to high levels of noise while on the job may be at risk of developing hearing loss and other occupational hazard injuries. Not only are these workers at a higher risk of hearing loss injuries, but a new Canadian study from the Institut National de Santé Publique shows that workers with noise-induced hearing loss may also be at a higher risk of other injuries in the workplace.
- Wisconsin Changes Unemployment Insurance Law To The Detriment of Employees
As of January 5, 2014, Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance laws changed dramatically. The new law codifies and expands the definition of misconduct and creates a lesser standard which employers may use to prevent a n employee from collecting benefits. This article will briefly outline the changes to Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance law related to discharged employees.
- Everything You Need to Know about Workers' Compensation
If you don’t already know what workers’ compensation is, then it may be worth your while to do a little research to educate yourself on the subject. Workers’ compensation is insurance that nearly all employees are required to purchase, which is designed to cover medical costs and lost wages if you sustain an injury while on the job.
- Workplace Accidents: The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America
According to Forbes, some of the jobs that are commonly thought of as dangerous actually result in the fewest fatalities. For instance, firefighting and tractor operation are safer jobs than being a car mechanic.
- Three Convictions in Medicare Fraud Case
A federal jury recently convicted three people on charges related to Medicare fraud. The fraud took place during the time frame of 2006 - 2011. The defendants in the case operated a durable medical goods company out of the Los Angeles area.
- Survivor Death Benefits
The death of an injured worker does not influence the liability of the employer for payment of benefits. If an employee dies as a result of an industrial injury, a company’s liability for momentary or irreversible disability terminates, but the employer remains liable for various other benefits.
- Workers' Compensation Claim Denial: Hardship Hearing Versus Final Hearing
In a perfect world, all workman’s compensation claims would be honored without scrutiny. Employees would be honest about the cause and extent of their injuries, and employers would willingly pay for all of the medical care necessary for their injured worker to recover. Despite its being a no-fault insurance, many claims are denied by employers and/or their insurance carriers.
- Who Qualifies as a Dependent for Workers' Compensation Death Benefits?
Determining who qualifies as a dependent for workers' compensation death benefits can be a complicated issue.
- When Do I Need to Retain an Attorney for a Workers' Compensation Claim in Salt Lake City?
The Utah Workers Compensation system makes claim filing easy for injured workers, who can leave the paperwork to other parties after notifying their employers of an injury.