February 2019 Archives

Does workers' compensation pay for natural disaster injuries?

Nebraska is a great place in which to live and raise a family, but it is not without its share of natural disaster injury risks. Blizzards and tornados are just two examples of how nature can wreak havoc on our state. Anyone can suffer injuries during a natural disaster, but what happens if a calamity occurs while you are working and you suffer injuries? Will workers' compensation insurance cover your injuries in the face of an act of nature?

Health care workers are at risk for many workplace injuries

Each day, the women and men working in the health care industry perform an array of physical duties, putting them at risk of suffering workplace injuries. Many of these injuries are minor and do not pose health risks or take the victim away from his or her job. Unfortunately, some workplace injuries in a health care setting are much more severe.

Industrial workers should seek help when needed after an accident

For most of us, our work is more than just a job. It provides us with a way to care for our families and comes with many personal rewards. Industrial employees typically enjoy the work they perform and are not just there for a paycheck. Most industrial employees like the physical elements of their jobs as well as the mental challenges some industrial work poses. Unfortunately, industrial workers' accidents can interrupt these jobs and place financial hardships on Nebraska families.

Will you be able to get back to work after an on-the-job injury?

When injured at work, you may be entitled to certain benefits through your employer's workers' compensation benefits. These benefits can cover things such as what you spent on medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. However, you may also be able to secure support that will help you get back to work.

Tips for preventing scaffolding accidents

When you work on a construction site, you put yourself in danger of suffering an injury every minute you are on the job. There's plenty of things you can do to ensure your safety, including wearing protective apparel and gear the entire time you are working. But what about working on scaffolding? Here are some tips to prevent a scaffolding accident at your construction site.