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Teachers’ Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Teaching is a rewarding profession, but one that carries a high risk of serious injury. Repetitive tasks can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome and joint disorders, exposure to toxic fumes and environmental toxins can lead to serious respiratory and health issues, and school violence and high levels of stress can take a toll on a… Read More »

OSHA Eye Wash Requirements for Workers

Many workplaces are obliged to have eyewash stations and drench showers, especially those that deal with hazardous materials. Some of the most common ones include construction sites, medical and health care offices, laboratories, manufacturing or processing facilities, and refineries. These requirements are set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which establishes guidelines for companies… Read More »

Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation for Asthma?

Asthma is a disease that leads to inflammation of the airways in the lungs. This disease affects more than 25 million people in the United States. However, there are many employees throughout the United States obtaining asthma through work-related conditions. This disease leaves employees with expenses, including medical bills and treatments, and many may wonder… Read More »

Hand Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Hand injuries, along with finger injuries, are the most common type of work injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More specifically, organizations report that lacerations are the most common type of hand-related injury. If you or someone you know sustained a hand-related injury while on the job, you may be… Read More »

What is a Consequential Injury?

When people think of workplace injuries, they generally think of severe, debilitating injuries that happen as a result of a catastrophic accident. Yet, other types of injuries may not be as immediately obvious, but can still leave workers disabled and in pain. Consequential injuries or conditions are not apparent right away. They develop or worsen… Read More »

What are Common Reasons for Workers’ Compensation to Be Denied?

It can be extremely disheartening for any worker who has been hurt on the job to receive a workers’ compensation claim denial. Typically, the denial comes in the mail and can make an injured employee feel as if they have nowhere to turn. However, all workers who have been denied their workers’ compensation benefits can… Read More »