Eye Injuries Workplace

What are Eye Injuries that Occur in the Workplace?

Eye injuries in the workplace come from a variety of hazards, including flying objects, chemical fumes, physically rough irritants, as well as exposure to damaging environmental factors such as chemical fumes and ultraviolet radiation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 2,000 work-related injuries requiring medical attention are reported in the… Read More »

Construction Workers

Can Construction Workers be Exposed to Toxic Chemicals?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps track of on-the-job injuries and fatalities across various industries. Their research shows that up to 1000 construction workers are killed and 150,000 are injured yearly. These statistics, although dire, are not surprising given the nature of construction work. It is easy to assume that accidents… Read More »

Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation for Mesothelioma?

People who were exposed to asbestos on the job often suffer from lung disease and cancers that take years, even decades, to develop and be diagnosed. One tragic and devastating lung illness is mesothelioma. Mesothelioma causes intense damage to the lungs that leads to severe breathing issues and quite often untimely death. More than 96… Read More »

lung disease

Are Occupational Lung Diseases Covered Under Workers’ Compensation?

Each year, thousands of people are injured on the job. Their injuries are often easily diagnosed: a back strain, broken bone, or carpal tunnel syndrome, for example. But sometimes, a worker’s on-the-job injury is not readily apparent or does not show up until months or years later. This is often the case with medical conditions… Read More »

What Workers’ Compensation Benefits are Available for Public Safety Workers?

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, heroes are everywhere. They work in hospitals, police stations, fire department houses, EMS stations, and all around every community. These and other public safety workers face injury or worse every day when performing their duties. What are workers’ compensation benefits for public safety workers? Who are Public Safety Workers? The… Read More »

Dog Bite

Can I File for Workers’ Compensation for a Dog Bite?

The current estimate is that each year, 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in five people bitten by a dog require medical attention. Being bitten by a dog can be very serious. Whether the legal remedy for a dog… Read More »