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  • Who Is Responsible When Equipment Malfunctions in the Workplace?

    Construction sites, factories, and warehouses are filled with equipment that helps workers do their jobs. When this equipment fails, the results can be catastrophic. Unfortunately, everyday employees are usually the ones that suffer from these serious consequences. Fortunately, they do not have to do it alone. With serious ailments and without their regular income, injured employees and their ...
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  • Understanding Workplace Burn Injuries

    In the United States, approximately 40,000 people are hospitalized with burn injuries each year. These burns occur mainly in the home and the workplace and are most prevalent among adult women and children. Nevertheless, adult men are most likely to be burned in occupational settings. The bottom line: everyone is susceptible to burn injuries! Types of Workplace-Related Burns Whether you work in a ...
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  • I Was Injured at Work During a Probationary Period — Am I Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

    Starting a new job is an exciting time, but in some roles, recently-hired employees are not entitled to some of the same benefits as their coworkers. During a “probationary period” — typically the first 30, 60, or 90 days of employment — a worker may not be considered “fully” employed. This status denies new employees the right to receive some benefits, such as health insurance or vacation time. ...
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  • Can I Get Workers’ Compensation if the Injury was my Fault?

    Workers’ compensation insurance is a no-fault system that does not require a determination of liability in order to recover benefits. An employee who is injured on the job can usually receive funds from their company’s workers’ compensation insurance, regardless of whether or not their employer caused the accident. Many employees feel that they do not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits if ...
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