Can I Get Workers’ Comp if I’m in a Car Accident on the Way to Work?
We commute back and forth to work every day, many of us in our own personal vehicles. When we do so, we’re not really considered “on the clock” at our jobs until we walk in the door or onto the job site and start working. So, unfortunately, if you happen to be in an accident…Read More
The Dangers of Workplace Dust Explosions
When dust is suspended in the air, under the right concentrations and the right conditions, an explosion can occur. Even substances that don’t normally burn when the materials are large (such as iron and aluminum) can burn quickly when the substance is in a finely divided form. The force from a dust explosion can cause…Read More
Welding, Burn Injuries, and Workers’ Compensation
Welding is an important industry here in Tennessee, used in manufacturing, construction, automotive, aerospace, and shipbuilding. However, it is also a job that carries a significant risk of burn injuries. Welding is a process that involves the use of high temperatures to melt and fuse materials together. There are several types of welding techniques, including…Read More
Food Service Workers Face Daily Hazards
When we think about workplace injuries, the first thing that normally comes to mind are freak accidents in the manufacturing or construction industries. While there’s no doubt that those are very dangerous, we must recognize that food workers also face very serious hazards while they’re on the job. With over 21.1 million people being employed…Read More
Catastrophic Crane Accidents
As much as we would like for some incidents to belong only to the movie industry, there are disastrous events that unfortunately affect many people in real life. A crane accident is one of them. Many of us walk by cranes every day, especially in busy cities. Some may be terrified, and others may be…Read More
2021 Was the Deadliest Year for Workers Since 2016
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases a National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries every year. According to the latest data, 5,190 workers suffered fatal injuries in 2021. This is the highest number of worker deaths since 2016, and averages out to one death every 101 minutes. The deadliest occupation? Transportation and material moving. (Material…Read More
What Should You Do if You Have Been Involved in a Trench Collapse?
One of the most dangerous experiences on any worksite is a trench collapse. It only takes a few seconds, and someone can be buried under several thousand pounds of dirt or soil, or even pieces of heavy machinery Construction workers are at the greatest risk, though cable company workers, commercial plumbers, and the folks employed…Read More
What Injuries Are Caused by Electrical Arc Flashes and Blasts?
When you think of poor workplace safety, you probably think of damaged machinery and wet floors. Both of these can be incredibly dangerous, but few workplace hazards can be as catastrophic as malfunctioning electrical panels or wiring. When there is a problem with electrical equipment or the material that houses it, you can get seriously…Read More
Why Older Machine Presses Are So Dangerous
Even if you are not a blue collar worker, you have probably seen a power press before. These are the machines that are used to cut, punch, or form products. In addition to metal, you can use these pieces of equipment to make T-shirts and other manufactured products. On the sides of the machines are…Read More
The Dangers of Workplace Structural Collapses
By now, it is likely that the collapse of Champlain Towers South condominiums in Surfside, Florida is familiar to most people. It is a story that shook the nation when we heard—and maybe even saw—the collapse of the 12-story building that was occupied with hundreds of residents at the time, and it was tragic how…Read More