workers' compensation Archives

Garbage collection workers face many injury risks every day

Perhaps the phrase, "it's a dirty job but somebody's got to do it," came about solely for the workers who toil in the nation's solid waste management industry. The phrase certainly fits because these employees face many dirty and dangerous hazards each day.

Workers' compensation may cover necessary physical therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is a common form of treatment doctors prescribe after injuries occur. It offers patients many healing benefits and may help injured workers heal faster. You can count on workers' compensation to pay for the medical treatment you need following a work injury. In many cases, this treatment also includes PT.

Besides wage replacement, what does workers' compensation cover?

Workers' compensation is one of the greatest programs mandated by the U.S. government. Without such a program, it is safe to say that injured employees in Omaha and elsewhere would be lost and their families would likely suffer great hardships. Most workers know that the program replaces a portion of the injured worker's wages while he or she recovers, but additional types of compensation are also readily available.

Workers' compensation and vocational rehabilitation benefits

Workplace accidents and injuries can take you away from your job for days, weeks, months or even years, depending upon their severity. In many cases, an injured worker may qualify for workers' compensation disability benefits. However, the most common goal shared by injured workers involves returning to the workforce in some capacity.

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?

What are workers' compensation death benefits?

When someone dies in an on-the-job accident, their financial dependents -- like their children, their spouse and other dependent family members -- might be surprised to discover that they may be able to receive workers' compensation death benefits. These benefits could compensate family members and dependents for the income they have lost as a result of their deceased mother, father, husband or wife.

Prevent electrocution injuries with these safety tips

Anyone who spends a lot of time working in a construction site runs the risk of getting electrocuted. Because an electrocution could be deadly or result in catastrophic injuries, it's vital that construction workers are alert, cautious and careful to prevent such accidents from happening. Here are a few tips from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for staying safe around electricity at work: