If you've been hurt while on the job, your employer's hope is that you'll stay quiet about it...that you won't report it...that you'll just go about your normal workday and hope that the injury just works itself out.
Work-related burn injuries often leaving workers with permanent physical and emotional scars. Depending on how burns heal, a person's mobility may be permanently impaired. Burns are extremely painful and treatment of burns is expensive.
A recent settlement was just recently reached concerning a cellphone tower work who fell over 50 feet and suffered severe injuries. It was a long process, but the injured worker received close to $30 million in compensation for his life-altering injuries.
The word ensure...what does it mean...what does it stand for...and do employers take it seriously?
When it comes to most common injuries found on a job site...injuries caused by falls always ranks at or near the top of the list.
Workplace electrical shocks can result in a variety of severe injuries. Most commonly, these are heart injuries (including cardiac arrest), tissue degeneration, and severe burns.
When dealing with work sites, it's on the employer to ensure that the area they're sending their employees to is safe. Unfortunately, it doesn't always happen.
This video of an airport employee being struck by lightning is absolutely incredible. Even more incredible is that he's still alive.
As we are in thick of summer, everywhere you look there's a teenager lifeguarding, pulling a shift at the mall, interning...etc. Summer is the time when many students get their first job...their first taste of employment.
Even when all proper safety measures are taken, unforeseeable accidents can still occur.