When you leave for work in the morning, you likely aren't thinking about what you have to do should you be involved in an accident on the job. This is especially true if you work in an office setting or profession where your job is not considered dangerous. Even though you might not work a dangerous job, you can still be involved in a workplace accident.
When you go to work each morning you shouldn't be worried about remaining safe unless you work in the fire service, EMS service or law enforcement. If you work in an inherently dangerous job, such as construction, shipbuilding, mining or any other similar profession, your safety could be in jeopardy. Here's how you can identify workplace hazards in New Hampshire.
State and federal laws require employers to provide their employees with a safe place to work. If an employer does not do so, then employees may file a report with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Employees may also refuse to work in some cases.
Firearms safety is vital for all those who use guns for work or for fun. Many gun users take safety courses, training sessions and gun lessons to learn how to properly operate a firearm. You can practice safety as much as possible, but there is a silent issue out there that can cause health problems. That silent issue surrounds lead dust.
You were at work when it happened: You fell off the scaffold and hit your head when you landed below. You suffered a head injury, and now you need months or years of recovery and rehabilitation.
No one wants to suffer a work injury, but there are many people who do. There are many common workplace accidents. These are a few that are seen the most commonly.
Workers' compensation was created to make sure employees would be able to seek medical attention in the case that they were injured in the course of employment. They are also entitled to additional benefits, like pay for missed days at work, in some cases.
As someone who walks or rides a bike often, the idea of being hit by a car is terrifying. Pedestrian accidents occur fairly often, and many times, they're the result of drivers not paying attention to the road or getting behind the wheel when they're drunk or distracted.
If you get hurt at work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation payments and indemnity benefits. Here are a few quick answers to questions you may have about the benefits and how you can access them.
When building is a booming industry, immigrants are the workers who can be exploited. These workers should be receiving workers' compensation insurance and fair wages, but many do not. In one story discussed, a young man hurt on the job broke his leg; his employer did not call an ambulance, instead having him transported across state lines for care. Why? The employer was trying to dodge responsibility for the accident.