Workplace Injury

Dec 20, 2017

What should I do if I get injured at work?

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You've been hurt at work. What are the first things you should think about? Number one:  getting well so you can have the best medical recovery and return to work. Second: notifying your employer of the accident. Third: properly filing your claim on a Form 18:  Notice of Accident with the North Carolina Industrial [...]

Mar 16, 2017

Finding A Way Forward: How I Am Greeting The New Year With Optimism

By |March 16th, 2017|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Catherine Stanton, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. I recently saw a quote that said “we are all just a car crash, a diagnosis, an unexpected phone call, a newfound love, or a broken heart away from becoming a completely different person. How beautifully fragile are [...]

Dec 01, 2016

What Happens If I Get Hurt at My Second Job?

By |December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.An estimated 7 million Americans work at least two jobs. As the holidays approach, many people will take on holiday jobs as well. Getting hurt at a second job or a holiday job can also create problems at your full-time or regular job. [...]

Nov 24, 2016

In Complicated Times, Police Who Risk Their Lives Still Need Support

By |November 24th, 2016|Uncategorized, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Edgar Romano, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano.Last week was a very bad one for police officers across the country, starting with the separate police shooting of two unarmed men. These shootings – days apart in different parts of the country – sparked widespread outrage and protests [...]

Nov 14, 2016

The High Cost of Fat

By |November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm.We have reported regularly on the impact of obesity on workers'’ compensation (see WFW October 2005 “Diabetes and Work Injuries” Alan B. King, M.D. and WFW Winter 2009 “The Rising Impact of Obesity on Workers’ Compensation” book review). A recent study in the [...]

Nov 10, 2016

Keep Ag Worker Safety in Mind this Harvest Season

By |November 10th, 2016|Uncategorized, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.As harvest kicks off on the Great Plains, please take the time to be safe and make sure you understand the safety policies of your business, whether you’re a worker, a supervisor, or the employer. The information and resources below are a sometimes-stark [...]

May 23, 2016

Scientology And Workplace Safety

By |May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

I was in San Francisco a few weeks ago, just casually walking down Montgomery Street when I saw a  sign on the sidewalk that said: “Church of Scientology – All are Welcome.” I had just read Lawrence Wright’s book, “Going Clear” which told in chilling detail the inside story of this “religion” and  I quickly [...]

Nov 02, 2015

OSHA Fines Nebraska Railcar Almost $1 Million after Explosion

By |November 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.The incident referred to in this article was extremely tragic, as two workers' were killed in April. Now OSHA has found that Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services knew “that moments before the blast, an air quality check indicated a serious risk of an explosion. [...]

Oct 01, 2015

Number of Workplace Fatalities Higher In 2014

By |October 1st, 2015|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|2 Comments

According to a recent article published by the U.S. Department of Labor, workplace fatalities have increased from 4,585 in 2013 to 4,679 in 2014. This is the highest number of workplace fatalities since 2008 when 5,214 deaths were reported to the Department of Labor. The most shocking rise in workplace deaths occurred in the oil-and-gas [...]

Sep 10, 2015

Recovering From A Torn Ligament: The Story of Tommy John

By |September 10th, 2015|Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

A sports agent called me recently about a baseball player who was about to have “Tommy John surgery” and asked whether it would be covered under workers'’ compensation. I had heard about this surgery for years but never knew much about it, so I asked Elayna Slocum, a paralegal in my office, to do some [...]