Work injury law articles include information about workers’ compensation, third party claims and more.

Substandards for Overworked Oil Workers Are Common in the Industry

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The oil industry is booming in Texas, according to the Houston Chronicle. It’s even projected to beat the record of 1.26 billion barrels, which has been the highest on record since 1972 in the national record. Regardless, the amount of overworked oil workers is staggering. In fact, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers reports that […]

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Is Florida Deporting Undocumented Immigrants Who File Workers Comp?

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Generally, all injured workers whose employer has workers’ compensation or is required by the state to have workers’ comp insurance have the right to file a claim after being hurt on the job. All states allow this, as the states know that whether they like it or not, undocumented immigrants are an important part of […]

Who Is Responsible for Workplace Safety Other Than Management?

More than 100,000 workers are seriously injured by falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, so the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is vigilant for signs of fall safety violations. Workers can be seriously injured falling through incomplete roofs or open skylights. Additionally, equipment can fall […]

Why Does Texas Give Employers the Option to Provide Workers’ Comp?

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The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) says that the first workers’ compensation laws in Texas came in 1913. At the time, the legislators believed that employers should have the freedom to decide if they want to provide workers’ comp to their employees. They feared that government run programs would limit the property rights of an […]

Are Workers Safe Around Mechanical Power Presses?

A mechanical power press cuts and shapes large metal pieces for the automotive industry, but the machine’s size, power and speed can put workers at risk. Every year, thousands of workers suffer amputations, crush injuries, and lacerations from mechanical power presses. After an inspection by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Metal & […]

Why do Hotel Workers Sustain More Injuries?

According to a report by Hotel Workers Rising (HWR), “hotel workers are 48 percent more likely to be injured on the job than the typical worker in the service sector.” Additionally, hotel workers face higher rates of serious injuries than any other service sector employees do. A study conducted by the University of California at […]

Paint Creek Fire District Rewarded for Safety Excellence

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) presented the Paint Creek EMS/Fire District with a Safety Intervention Grant, in recognition of their outstanding workplace safety procedures. Safety Intervention Grants are considered an investment in future workplace safety. The BWC helps companies identify successful policies, awarding the grants to businesses who have already shown a consistent […]

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$7.25 Million Awarded to Mesothelioma Victim in Asbestos Suit

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According to the Washington Examiner, on March 13, the family of a man who died of mesothelioma was awarded $7.25 million by a Philadelphia County jury. After being diagnosed with mesothelioma in January 2010, the man alleged that while working on Navy ships at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard from 1965 to 1970 he was exposed […]

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Lung Irritation Could Be Chronic Silicosis

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If you work at a construction site, shortness of breath, respiratory irritation and fatigue can all be signs of a serious lung condition called chronic silicosis. Chronic silicosis is a disease that develops over time as a person breathes in microscopic bits of crystalline silica, a component in all sand and stone. Construction workers are […]

Do You Work an a Hospital? Statistics Show Injuries Increasing Among Hospital Workers

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More so than construction and manufacturing, hospitals are one of the most dangerous places to work in terms of employee accidents. Most hospital injuries result from repeatedly lifting and repositioning limited mobility patients, exposure to contagious patients and interactions with violent patients. In addition, a culture of “patient first” pervades hospitals. While it is a […]

Is Workplace Noise Something To Worry About?

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Most workers do not think about hearing loss as a work place injury because it develops gradually over time. However, hearing loss can have devastating effects on the victim. A sign of the onset of hearing loss is an inability to understand conversations taking place only a few feet away. As the threshold of audibility […]

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Company Sued After Worker is Severely Burned in Galveston County Explosion

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A Galveston County man is suing after sustaining injuries while working at a Texas City facility, according to The Southeast Texas Record. The worker filed a lawsuit on February 27 against Marathon Petroleum Co. LP, citing negligence and gross negligence. According to the lawsuit, the man was working for Wyatt Field Services at Marathon’s Texas […]

Woman Suffers Critical Injuries In Sarasota Workplace Accident

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A woman was critically injured after she was pinned beneath a 2,000-pound industrial machine at a Sarasota business on March 11. According to Bay News 9, the accident occurred after 6 p.m., at Eaton Corporation, a power management company located at 2250 Whitfield Avenue E. The accident occurred when employees were moving a machine that […]

Baylor University Construction Worker’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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The family of a construction worker killed in January while working on Baylor University’s new football stadium has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the university and several construction companies, according to The Waco Tribune. The 55-year-old construction worker drowned on January 28 after a hydraulic lift he and another worker were strapped to slipped […]

What Are The Dangers Of Plastics Factories?

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently inspected New Wave Plastics and found 13 safety violations. As such, OSHA is fining New Wave Plastics $51,800. “Employers have a responsibility to train workers about hazards found in their facilities and to take precautions to prevent injuries and illnesses,” said the OSHA […]

Workers Comp Bureau Rewards Safety Conscious Businesses

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Recently, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) awarded a $30,000 grant to the City of St. Marys. The funds will be used to install an automatic cot lifting system for ambulances. The BWC provides grants like these as incentives for businesses to be more safety conscious in the workplace. “I applaud the city for […]