Workers' compensation insurance is there to protect people who are hurt on the job. Workers' compensation kicks in when you have to go to the hospital or see your doctor for an injury that develops because of your job.
A man who was a school groundskeeper has won a case against agricultural giant Monsanto. The verdict against Monsanto awarded the man $289 million dollars. It comes late, however, as the former school groundskeeper is approaching death as a result of nonHodgkin's lymphoma.
Whether you've been reporting for duty at the same Nebraska office for decades or have just recently started a new job, it's easy to take your own safety in the workplace for granted. Compared to other lines of work, such as railroad jobs, factory work or agriculture, office work seems rather benign regarding risk for injury.
If you are a worker in America, you probably already know that many people die on the job. Even a job that seems relatively harmless can result in serious injuries and deaths in the right circumstances.
As a worker in an industrial field, you're constantly on alert. You know that a single mistake could lead to major accidents that could seriously hurt you or others around you.