Nobody wants to be in a situation where they are unable to do their job. This is exactly what many people face, however, and what motivates them to file workers' compensation claims. According to Employers.com, as many as three million nonfatal workplace accidents can occur in a single year, and these injuries are often serious enough to necessitate medical treatment and time away from work.
There is no question. When you get home from your shift at the hospital, you are absolutely exhausted, but satisfied. You helped your patients work through their medical problems and hope that you have helped them on the road to recovery.
The good news is that it appears as though the nation's economy is on its way to recovery. Some states, such as North Carolina, have seen a steady increase in development that includes breaking ground on new buildings and infrastructure. In some cases, the contractors are struggling to hire enough hands to complete the jobs on time.
Noise-induced hearing loss is a common occupational disease but it's not often discussed. In fact, it may often be overlooked or attributed to the normal signs of aging.
If you get hurt at your employer's holiday party, are you covered under workers' compensation?
Thanks to improving economic conditions and a revitalized real estate market, more people are out looking for apartments to rent or homes to purchase. As such, it's highly likely that many home remodelers are getting a significant amount of work from property owners looking to improve their spaces and, by extension, maximize their potential profit.
In our last post, we began discussing how industrial workers are at an elevated risk of contracting a host of dangerous -- and even deadly -- occupational diseases. By way of example, we focused on the medical conditions that can develop through regular exposure to heavy metals like cadmium, mercury and lead.
When it comes to work-related illnesses resulting in the onset of serious or even fatal conditions, the first one that most people understandably think of is mesothelioma attributable to asbestos exposure in the workplace.