Blog Posts in 2011

  • 29-Dec-2011

    Employee Hurt at Steelmaking Company

    Tragedy struck at a steelmaking business when an employee became stuck between two stainless steel coils. While the company is not releasing any additional information about the employee or the accident, it is known that police are currently ...
  • 1-Dec-2011

    Retailer Sued for Young Worker's Death

    A young boy killed on the job is now the center of a lawsuit against a major retailer. The 17-year-old employee was operating a floor buffer on a wet floor when it malfunctioned and electrocuted him. Although he was rushed to a nearby hospital, the ...
  • 1-Nov-2011

    Workers' Compensation Explained

    Workers' compensation is a state-by-state insurance program that provides workers with monetary awards and/or benefits if they suffer work-related injuries, illnesses, or accidents. A variety of different circumstances can lead to a person ...
  • 1-Oct-2011

    Benefits for Dependents of Deceased Workers

    Most people know that if someone they are dependent on is hurt at work, that person can claim workers' compensation in order to recoup some of the financial losses suffered as a result of the injury. Not many people know, however, that if a ...
  • 27-Sep-2011

    Workplace Injury Rate Stays the Same in 2010

    In Atlanta, Georgia, recent statistics released by researches show that work-related injuries have decreased in 2010. However, throughout the majority of the country, the number of on-the-job injuries held steady last year. Recent data shows that in ...
  • 12-Sep-2011

    Serious Workplace Accident Takes Employee's Life

    According to news sources, a serious workplace accident claimed the life of a 34-year-old employee on Monday, September 12, 2011. Police responding to the scene of the accident said that the incident took place at approximately 3:30 PM at a railroad ...
  • 10-Aug-2011

    Injured Worker Receives $142,000 Award

    In the Northeast, it has been reported that a commuter railroad company was ordered to pay over $142,000 in monetary damages to a worker who was allegedly denied a promotion after he suffered a knee injury while on the job. Federal regulators ...
  • 28-Jul-2011

    Company Stands Trial for Workplace Injury

    While an older man was seriously injured three years ago in a workplace accident, the company responsible is just standing trial for the incident this month. The workplace injury happened on March 4, 2008 while the 50-year-old victim was working at a ...
  • 5-Jul-2011

    House Bill 797 Extends Workers' Comp to Firefighters with Cancer

    It is well known in the industry that firefighters are regularly exposed to carcinogens as a hazard of their jobs; what is not known is that firefighters don't always receive workers' compensation when they develop cancer. According to Chief ...
  • 23-Jun-2011

    Filing a Workers' Compensation Appeal

    While you may feel the need for workers' compensation, your insurance company may not always agree with you. Should your claim be denied, you can still go through the process of workers' compensation appeals and find success. There are common ...
  • 7-Jun-2011

    Denied Workers' Compensation?

    Have you recently been denied workers' compensation ? The process of filing for workers' compensation can be complicated and frustrating. When you initially file for your benefits, you will have to wait to hear back from your insurance ...
  • 16-May-2011

    Asbestos Exposure: Overview of the Hazards

    Although there are many that have heard of asbestos, there are many that do not understand what it is exactly. Simply speaking, asbestos is one of six natural materials that are produced for their ability to resist heat and electrical damage, as well ...
  • 9-May-2011

    Have You Been Injured in a Construction Accident?

    Due to the extensive amount of time that is spent at a job, it is no surprise that work is one of the most common places for a person to sustain injury. Not only from immediate accidents, but also from persisting hazardous conditions, such as ...
  • 2-May-2011

    Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Medically speaking, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve enters into the carpal tunnel swells, causing pain and weakness. The median nerve is an extremely important nerve in the body as it controls the side of the hand on which the ...
  • 30-Mar-2011

    Workplace Injuries and Compensation

    Although some jobs require small risks, others are considered to be dangerous fields, where an accident may occur at any moment. In workplaces such as this, it is absolutely imperative to understand the workers' compensation process. If you have ...