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Recent Posts in Workers' Compensation Category

  • Lead Poisoning in the Workplace

    Lead poisoning is a potentially life-threatening issue that continues to affect certain industries and workforce demographics. Although many people don’t think twice about lead, workers who are exposed due to particular working conditions can suffer from extreme health complications. It’s important for employees to become aware of the dangers of lead exposure and when to seek medical attention. ...
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  • The 6 Most Common Workplace Injuries

    Workplace injuries can range from minor to severe and life-altering. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that employers reported a total of 2.6 million injury and illness cases in 2021. Becoming familiar with the common types of workplace injuries can help you identify possible dangers as you work. The six most common types of workplace injuries include: 1.Slip and falls 2.Overexertion and ...
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  • Understanding Mental Trauma in the Workplace

    When a person witnesses a traumatic event at work, it can result in lasting mental anguish that can seriously impact their ability to do their job. While treatment and care for physical injuries at work are common, we often don’t acknowledge the mental trauma of those who witness catastrophic events. This is why it is important for employers and employees to learn how to identify bystander trauma ...
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  • Is Worker Fatigue a Problem at Your Workplace?

    Employers must grapple with numerous challenges that impact workplace productivity and the wellbeing of their employees. One factor that is becoming increasingly important to employers is workplace fatigue. Many adult Americans have difficulty getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night. According to one NSC survey, 43% of Americans reported getting less than seven hours of ...
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  • Workplace Deaths from Assault

    According to Injury Facts®, there were 18,400 injuries and 458 fatalities caused by workplace violence in 2017. Workers in healthcare, education, and other service providers are more likely to be assaulted than workers in other professions. For example, OSHA reports that taxi drivers are more than 20 times more likely to be murdered on the job than other workers. Even if you don’t work in an ...
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  • Why Was My CT Workers' Compensation Claim Denied?

    In the event of suffering an injury while performing job duties, Connecticut employees can recover workers’ compensation benefits to pay for medical expenses, lost income, disability, and even vocational training. Having these benefits help workers recover from injury, help them transition into another role in the company or another job entirely, or provide compensation for the rest of their ...
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  • Four Tips for a Successful Workers' Comp Claim

    When you’re injured on the job, worker’s compensation can provide you with benefits you need to recover and even live your life comfortably if you’re unable to return to work at full capacity. However, these cases can be complex, and it’s not uncommon for their difficulty to make the process tedious and confusing, especially for those who have never had to deal with it before. Fortunately, having ...
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  • What Is a Repetitive Stress Injury?

    Have you ever noticed that after a long day of swinging a hammer or pickaxe that your back and arms start to hurt? These are injuries caused by repeated stress. However, you don’t have to do back-breaking work in order to cause a stress injury. In fact over time even small and seemingly innocuous motions can build up and create serious wear and tear on the body, resulting in tremendous pain. These ...
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