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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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Claiming Workers’ Compensation for ACL & MCL Tears

Knee injuries are a common workplace occurrence. Workers can suffer knee injuries due to vehicle accidents, construction accidents, machine malfunction, and many other reasons. Knee injuries can occur due to lifting, twisting, falling the wrong way, or just due to an unusual movement. One common type of knee is injury is a torn ligament. The…

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