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- Serious Injuries in Pennsylvania
In effort to increase safety in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) introduced a new rule in 2015 that requires employers to report serious injuries that require hospitalization, amputations, and loss of an eye injuries within 24 hours of an incident.
- Rights of Injured Workers
by DiTomaso Law
When an employee suffers an injury at work, he or she has the right to file a Workers’ Compensation claim to receive certain benefits including compensation for their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages. This is one of the advantages of being an employee rather than an independent contractor.
- Forklift Accidents
Forklifts are one of the most common pieces of equipment used at warehouses, factories, retail outlets, and other establishments where heavy materials must be moved or lifted from one area to another.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious and potentially debilitating mental health condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Often, the disorder develops in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a serious accident or violent assault.
- Maryland Workers' Compensation Claims for Injuries Caused by Elevator Accidents
Elevators are used on a regular basis, most frequently in the construction industry, to carry workers to and from worksites that may be located on multiple stories of a building.
- FIling Claims for Occupational Illness
An occupational illness develops slowly by exposure over time to an irritant or poison. A worker may not notice the effects of exposure for many months or years and not every worker will respond to a harmful substance in the same way.
- Injury Hazards in Restaurants
Commercial kitchens are typically hot, tight spaces filled with sharp objects and slippery floors. Workers in the restaurant and commercial food service industry are often subjected to physically-demanding work conditions that put them at risk of being injured.
- Social Media and Workers' Comp Claims
Like any profit-driven business, Workers’ Compensation insurance companies strive to reduce costs. By finding ways to reject or partially deny Workers’ Compensation claims when possible, companies can reduce their liability.
- Additional Information To Pay Stubs in New Jersey
In March 2017, the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee voted in favor of amending the current state wage notification requirements for public and private sector employers.
- Pervasive Myths about Employee Wage and Hour Rights
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides important employee protections including the right to overtime pay and the federal minimum wage. Though most workers have a fairly general understanding of its provisions, there are many myths about these rights that tend to be confusing.