Posts tagged "Workers' Compensation"

The dangerous rise of autonomous farm equipment

Farming has come a long way from the days when humans or horses powered all of the equipment that was used. Huge tractors, combines, harvesters and other equipment is all necessary to run many large farming operations today. While you might think that this means that you will need a lot of manpower, you might be wrong.

Injuries from job duties are likely compensable

The workers' compensation laws are meant to help protect workers who are injured at work. Without these laws in place, there is a good chance that people who are hurt while they are working would be left holding the bill for their injuries. As it stands, the employees can turn to the program for compensation that helps to cover some of their wages while they are out of work due to the accident, as well as medical care payments.

Understand the purpose of workers' compensation coverage

Being injured at work can sometimes be catastrophic. When there are serious injuries, workers might need extensive medical care. They might not be able to return to work. This situation can be difficult to deal with because of the increase in expenses and decrease in income. This is where workers' compensation comes into the picture.

Know when an injury is compensable under workers' compensation

Workers' compensation is a program that can be a considerable help to workers who suffer an injury at work. The question then comes up about what injuries qualify for benefits. There are some basic points that are considered when trying to figure out if something is compensable.

Workers must stay safe in road construction zones

Road construction workers face many of the same risks as workers in other areas, but they also face the risk of drivers slamming into them as they are doing their jobs. This can lead to tragedies, but there are ways that these workers and their employers might be able to increase the safety of these workers.

What should you know about workers' compensation?

Each year in North Carolina, workers suffer injuries while on the job. As a result, many need to cover medical bills and personal expenses while they are recovering from their injuries and are unable to work. For that reason, it is important to understand workers' compensation.

Worker in Durham is hit by falling beam

Construction work is considered one of the most hazardous jobs in the country -- and with good reason. Workers labor with heavy materials, often maneuver heavy equipment in dangerous areas and work at unprotected heights. Just this month in Durham, a worker was seriously injured while on break in a freak accident.

Logging workers face hazardous conditions daily

There are many different things that can happen when a person is at work. Accidents of all sorts are possible. For people who work in the logging industry, there are very unique risks. Many of these injuries are catastrophic. In fact, some are fatal. Logging has a very high rate of fatalities that plague the industry.

Does your worksite value workers' safety?

If you work on a construction site, you know that dangers are present around every corner. In fact, thousands of workers suffer construction site injuries each year, often due to insufficient safety precautions or inconsistent application of safety practices. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors workplace safety concerns and maintains records of the worksite areas most commonly cited for safety violations.

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