Can You Claim Workers’ Compensation for a Dog Bite in Maryland?

Workers’ Compensation for a Dog Bite

Workers’ compensation benefits are financial benefits for workers that have been injured in the course of their job duties. Some accidents, like vehicle crashes or incidents involving heavy machinery, occur more than others, but there is one type of injury that is becoming more common: dog bites. Contrary to popular belief, mailmen are not the…

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The Dangers of Fire Fighting Include More Than Just the Flames

Fire Fighter Danger Workers Compensation

Firefighters are one of the workers that put their lives on the line for the greater good. Unfortunately, that selflessness comes at the price of their health. Hundreds of firefighters are in the process of filing a class action lawsuit for being exposed to “forever chemicals” that were found in their equipment. Currently, a dozen…

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Amazon Workers Are Getting Hurt – a Lot

Amazon is often subject to scathing criticism in the media, sometimes for good reason. This is one of the occasions where the criticism of the company is warranted. A new study revealed how the company has been careless in maintaining the safety of its workers. Even though Amazon workers represent a third of warehouse workers,…

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Can You Seek Workers’ Compensation for PTSD?

Workers Compensation PTSD

Many workers assume that workplace injuries only refer to the physical injuries that happen at the workplace. They may not think to pursue workers’ compensation benefits for the mental health disorders that they have developed from workplace accidents. Think of the many occupations where workers have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, for example like retail…

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The Risks of Working in Housekeeping and Cleaning

Housekeeping and Cleaning Injuries

Employment in the housekeeping profession is physically demanding and potentially risky to one’s health. Housekeepers and cleaning staff encounter a variety of chemicals and physical hazards on the job and many of these workers don’t have access to workers’ compensation benefits. Whether cleaning as a side gig or with a professional company, workers need the…

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OSHA, Workers’ Compensation, and Public Records

OSHA, Workers’ Compensation, and Public Records

A little-known fact about the inspections and investigations of workplaces throughout the country is that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps a public record of its findings. An OSHA investigation is typically triggered when an employer is suspected of being in violation of safety standards. Another reason an investigation may be triggered is…

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Transportation Accidents and Workers Compensation Claims

Transportation Accidents and Workers Comp

When people think of workers’ compensation, they often think of injuries like slips and falls or stress injuries. This is because we often view work injuries as singular events that occur on a work site, like a construction site or warehouse. Yet, there is one type of workplace accident that happens in every type of…

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What Are the Most Expensive Workplace Accidents?

Expensive Workplace Accidents

When people think of workplace accidents, they often think of life-threatening scenarios. But most worksite incidents are not fatal, though they can lead to long-term pain, require extensive medical treatments, or disable a worker for any amount of time. Some workers can collect workers’ compensation, and others may be forced to use sick days or…

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Workplace Burnout Can Make Jobs – and Roads – Less Safe

workplace fatigue accidents

Recently, Nike participated in a growing trend amongst companies. The organization granted its employees in the corporate office a week off to “destress.” Matt Marrazzo, the company’s Senior Manager of Global Marketing Science, published the announcement on LinkedIn. His message expressed both gratitude and encouragement for being a part of the team and recognizing the…

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