Workers’ Compensation for First Responders with PTSD

You may find this shocking but, in most states, firefighters, police officers, EMTs and other first responders who are diagnosed with PTSD are forced to prove that the condition is job-related in order to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. A few states have changed that, making PTSD a presumptive condition for first responders. That means, if […]

Common Injuries for Steelworkers and Ironworkers

Steelworkers and ironworkers face serious dangers every day. Welding, working with sharp and powerful tools as well as sharp and heavy materials can be dangerous for workers in relatively contained and controlled settings, and many iron and steel workers are also operating in dangerous settings such as working at great heights, near heavy traffic and […]

Trump Administration De-Regulatory Agenda Threatens Worker Safety

When Donald Trump ran for President in 2016, it was as a champion of blue collar, working Americans. It set him apart in the Republican primary, when he successfully out-flanked GOP rivals who ran on the usual Republican supply-side talking points. And that pose – while always of questionable sincerity – worked well enough in […]

Construction Industry Workers are Vulnerable to Asbestos Exposure

Any oncologist can tell you with confidence: the construction industry is plagued is asbestos exposure. Asbestos was used to manufacture construction materials because of its tensile strength and ability to resist heat and insulate electrical surfaces. In fact, asbestos at one point in history was praised for its ability to make buildings safer, which is […]

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 […]