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When are employers responsible for a workplace accident?

When an accident happens in the workplace, it is usually the workers that suffer as a result. They can be presented with a danger to their lives, suffer pain from injuries, run the risk of future health conditions due to toxic exposure and may have to face lost wages and medical bills.

Dealing with a fall in the workplace

Getting injured at work can be a very stressful and frustrating situation to be in. One of the most common ways to get injured at work is by suffering from a fall. Having a fall can lead to many different complications, such as broken bones, spinal injury and head trauma. If you need time to recover, you can additionally suffer lost wages.

Tips to avoid power saw injuries

Power saws have revolutionized the construction business, but not without risk. Injuries can be minor, such as nicking your finger with a jigsaw, or they can be major, such as amputating that finger with a table saw. Severity varies massively from one case to the next, but almost any injury can be very detrimental to construction workers who make a living working with their hands.

Preventing ladder falls at work

Every year, more than 500,000 people are injured in relation to the use of ladders in the United States. As a result of these injuries, over 300 people die. These are shocking statistics, and they are proof that more needs to be done when it comes to preventing ladder-related injuries in the United States, especially at work.

Workplace injuries shows to be higher for Latinos and blacks

Researchers with the University of Southern California's (USC) Initiative for Population Heath have determined that both African Americans and Latinos are at a greater risk for suffering a workplace injury more so than other ethnic groups.

Explosions more common on worksites than many people realize

While the government has made efforts to reduce workplace injuries, they still occur at an alarming rate. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 2.9 million workplace injuries occurred in the country in 2015 alone. These injuries have a variety of explanations, and one of the most overlooked is explosions.

Report on workplace fatality highlights those most in danger

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) has just published its latest workplace safety and health report, titled "Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect." The report is based on information compiled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (DLS).

How employers can cut back on car accident risks

Workers who have to drive as part of their jobs run the risk of being injured in car accidents. This goes beyond careers that are focused on driving -- like long-haul trucking -- and includes numerous professions. For instance, construction workers may start the day at the main office and then all drive to the job site, and accidents while they are on the clock may warrant workers' compensation.

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