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FAQ: Burn Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is meant to protect you in the event an accident happens on the job. Typically when we think of a work injury, we think of a slip and fall or a broken bone. However, some workers experience extremely serious, life-altering accidents, like those involving fire or explosions. Burn injuries can take an employee…

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Catastrophic Worksite Injuries Caused by Power Tools

What do construction workers, contractors, and factory workers have in common? These employees incorporate the use of power tools in their work. Power tools are essential resources for these employees to perform their tasks in a more efficient manner. These tools can also cause several types of workplace accidents if workers are not careful or…

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Electrical Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Electricians and anyone who works with or near electricity are at constant risk of electrical shocks, burns, and other trauma. In the most tragic cases, a worker dies due to contact with electrical currents. Workers who suffer electrical injuries while performing their job have the right to payment for all the medical treatment they need…

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Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries Are Common, and Costly

The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index is a yearly ranking of the most serious, nonfatal workplace injuries that took place in the United States. In addition to the compiled list of top ten workplace injuries, it also calculates the direct cost to employers in terms of medical expenses and lost wages. According to the 2021…

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Can Tennessee Truckers Collect Workers’ Compensation?

The trucking industry is a dangerous one. Drivers, loaders, and mechanics, not to mention those who work in logistics or manufacturing, can all sustain injuries while on the job. While many workers are employed by larger companies, some drivers self-employed. Unlike employees who can collect workers’ compensation, a self-employed or contracted driver may be ineligible.…

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Spinal Cord Injuries: What Workers Need to Know

Back injuries are among the most common injuries workers suffer on the job. They can also be some of the most serious – especially when they involve damage to the spinal cord. In fact, when doctors talk about back injuries, they are usually referring to damage to the soft tissue in the back, such as…

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Work-Related Injury Costs Increase in Middle Aged Workers

Data collected and published by Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that in the ten year period from 2007 and 2017, the number of diagnosed musculoskeletal disorders increased. The research was based on data collected from Ohio construction worker injury claims. The study also found that costs for these injuries peaked in injured workers between…

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Workers’ Compensation and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can have a profound effect on the life of both the victim and their loved ones. Serious brain injuries can affect you physically, mentally, and change the way you experience daily life. And when this injury happens on the job, workers’ compensation should assist with your medical bills, lost income, and help get…

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