March 2017 Archives

Less obvious injuries can also be debilitating

While there are certain high-risk occupations in which catastrophic injuries seem to be par for the course, any worker can suffer on-the-job injuries. Those working in the construction and manufacturing industries are especially susceptible to injuries that result from falls or being crushed by heavy equipment. Although mostly avoidable, those incidents typically happen in an instant as the result of a safety violation. Some equally devastating injuries sometimes follow actions that don't seem risky, and therefore were not avoided.

You can receive benefits after an industrial workplace injury

Most workplace injuries are avoidable with the right safety procedures in place. With around 30 severe work-related injuries occurring each day in the United States, it's easy to see how important it is that worker safety is taken seriously.

Man suffers injuries after trench collapse in Nebraska

Imagine working for a company that you trust. You get into a trench to work on your job, and then you realize it's collapsing. You can't get out quick enough, and now you're left with injuries. You're fortunate that you got out alive, as many in these situations don't. Now, you can file for workers' compensation to help you with your medical expenses and lost wages until you're back on your feet.

Falls: A serious risk to those in the workplace

Fall injuries are still the leading cause of unintentional injuries and deaths in the workplace, and around 43 percent of all falls between 2001 and 2011 involved the use of a ladder. Falling from a ladder can contribute to a serious number of injuries and result in any thing from minor scrapes to broken bones to head trauma.

2 companies cited for worker's serious injuries in Nebraska

Whenever someone is seriously hurt on the job, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigates the injury. When the OSHA completes the investigation, it may decide to fine the business where the person was injured due to failing to uphold safety standards or other regulations. That's what happened in this case from 2016 that recently had the investigation completed.