It is a must that employers make sure the equipment employees use is properly maintained and inspected.
A worker was able to avoid serious injury after his hands were caught in a printing press he uses on a daily basis. Even though he was still injured, he was extremely lucky to have escaped a more debilitating injury. He's incredibly fortunate to only be missing a few days of work instead of potentially missing a hand.
In the past 5 years, workers' compensation cases involving accidents caused due to faulty scaffolding have risen by nearly 10%.
The most common workplace injury is one that comes from overexertion.
Even if the work-related injury was due to a total accident, you are most certainly eligible to be covered under the guidelines of workers' compensation.
We know...it's been about 48 hours since we blogged about how sick we are of the snow...but Mother Nature keeps deciding to throw more at us, so we're putting the blame on her.
A worker was injured after she caught her finger in a machine she typically used at her job. It appeared at first glance that it was a significant injury, but after a bit, it was determined that it wasn't as severe as first thought.
Advancements in technology have made life easier and faster in many ways. This includes on the road. However, everything comes with a risk, and technology is no different.
They make it possible to get to work in the morning...they make it possible to get home...and we definitely thank all the snow crews that work day & night to make sure the roads are as safe as possible.
There are far too many employers who try and skirt proper safety measures at the workplace. We can't understand that...we can't figure out why someone would knowingly put another individual in a dangerous/risky situation.
If you suffered an injury at work in Iowa or have been diagnosed with an occupational disease or disability, you have the right to file for medical treatment and disability benefits through your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier.
When you work in/near roads, it's hard enough trying to safely perform your tasks while avoiding negligent drivers, but recently, an employee for a state transportation department was going about his job, when he was struck by a large chunk of ice that had flown off a passing truck.
When working outside in sub-zero temperatures, your risk of injury increases. This could be due to the sub-zero temps or possibly the icy conditions. In the instance above, ice may have been a factor in causing the accident.