Chemical Burns Can be Life-Altering

It’s no secret that exposure to some chemicals can be life threatening. Inhaling toxic chemicals harms the lungs and can kill. Chemical burns also can have a long-lasting impact on victims’ lives. However, most people don’t realize that caustic chemicals are more commonplace. Even household cleaners have the potential of causing irreparable skin damage. In […]

The Seriousness of Electrical Shock

Electricity is a necessity for modern living, and people who build residential and commercial properties, work with power lines and electrical grids, as well as those who work near high-powered machines are at risk for electrocution. Electrical shock causes 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries a year. With the right awareness and precautions, employers could prevent […]

Who Chooses the Doctor for Workers’ Compensation Claims?

After a workplace injury occurs, you may have a lot of questions. Do you have access to workers’ compensation? If you do, how do you go about getting treated? And if you get treated, who treats you? The answers to these questions will depend on the state in which you live and the kind of […]

How Much Does a Foot Injury Really Cost?

Foot injuries can be incredibly frustrating, resulting in significant disruptions at work and in life. This kind of injury can result in decreased income, daily physical pain and emotional turmoil. In what follows, we will outline some of the damages that a victim can recover in a foot injury lawsuit or workers’ comp claim, distinguishing […]

How to Gain Compensation For a Back Injury: When You Can and Can’t Sue

Back injuries are among the most debilitating injuries anyone can sustain. Whether your injury is a ruptured disk or a fractured vertebrae, it is likely that you will suffer from pain, restricted movement and expensive medical treatment. For that reason, it is important to understand when and how you can determine if you are owed […]

House Republicans Use an Obscure Legislative Tool to Shoot Down Yet Another Obama-era Workplace Regulation

The GOP has recently invoked the power of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) – which has been pretty much dormant since its enactment in 1996 – in order to repeal Obama-era regulations. Before Trump’s inauguration, CRA had been successfully used only once in 2001 when Congress threw out a measure that enforced certain ergonomic rules […]

Industrial Hearing Loss

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), 30 million people in the U.S. are exposed to dangerous levels of noise at work. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that about 22 million people are exposed to hazardous noise levels on-the-job and nine million more are exposed to chemicals that are […]

One in Five Americans Disabled

Disability is much easier to think of as something that affects other people than something that could easily affect you at any moment and is highly likely to affect you at some time in your life. The truth is that anyone can become disabled, suddenly or gradually. Right now, one in five American adults has […]

Office Safety

Did you know that the rate of disabling fall injuries is two to two and a half times greater for office workers than non-office workers? We don’t typically think of an office as a dangerous work environment, but accidents in the office are quite common. In fact, it is probably because there are no massive […]