In most cases, employees filing for Workers’ Compensation after a workplace illness or injury will be able to return to the same position after receiving medical treatment and perhaps taking time off to fully recover.
What Construction Workers Should Know About Asphalt Exposure Over a half-million workers are exposed to fumes from asphalt, a petroleum product used extensively in road paving, roofing, siding, and concrete work. Health effects from exposure to asphalt fumes include headache, skin rash, sensitization, fatigue, reduced appetite, throat and eye irritation, cough, and skin cancer according to the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. This board wants managers, safety experts, and construction site operators to take efforts to address exposure to asphalt fume exposure.
While traumatic brain injuries may make the national news headlines when it involves beloved NFL players, what’s often lost in these news articles is the reality that traumatic brain injuries are shockingly common and have many different causes. These injuries can leave the injured and their loved ones wondering what they can do if they’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury in their own lives. Today, we’re going to take a few minutes to walk you through TBI, its possible effects, and steps you may be able to take to help your injured family member or loved one in their fight to protect their rights.
Workers Compensation tends to be talked about primarily in physical terms — an injury or illness, such as a broken arm or pneumonia, gathered due to workplace conditions or an on-the-job accident. There are other forms of workplace injury, however. We’ve spoken before about mental injuries, and today we’re going to take a look at an area of Workers Comp that is not often discussed… filing for Workers Compensation as a result of a hostile workplace environment.
Recently, our very own Marti Bluestein and Allison Sullivan sat down to discuss Workers’ Compensation and some of the issues clients may face. In this short clip, they discuss available resources and options for clients whose cases may be bigger than just a Workers’ Compensation claim
Among healthcare professionals like nurses, residents, and doctors, slips and falls are one of the top causes of workplace injury. It’s not only the medical staff who may become severely injured due to a slip and fall injury in a hospital or other medical facility, however. Patients, visiting friends and family, non-medical support staff like janitors or administrative assistants… anyone who steps foot in a medical facility could be at risk of being injured due to a wet, uneven, or dangerous surface. We have a few pieces of helpful advice to lower your risk, whether you work in a medical facility or you’re a patient or visitor.
Nurses and other healthcare workers consistently top the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of occupations most likely to suffer an on-the-job injury, and it’s no wonder — nurses, medical assistants, and other healthcare professionals work dangerously long hours while caring for sick, injured, or even hostile individuals. With nursing shortages in South Carolina and nationwide, the rate of nurses injured at work may end up getting worse before it gets better. What are the top causes of injury in healthcare workers? Read on to find out.
While exposure to asbestos in the workplace is less common than a few decades ago, there are still many older buildings and industries in South Carolina where developing an illness or injury as a result of asbestos exposure is possible, especially along coastal areas that have had heavy involvement in the shipbuilding industry.
There are a lot of reasons someone might slip and fall, whether they’re out shopping or running errands or find themselves slipping and falling in the workplace. Even a seemingly minor slip and fall can lead to serious injury that costs time and money in doctor’s visits, medical treatment, and potentially even time off work to allow the injury to fully heal. If someone is injured as a result of slipping and falling in a public place or the workplace, the owner of the property the injury occurred on, or the business owner, may be liable for those injuries. In the case of an on-the-job slip and fall injury, individuals filing a Workers’ Compensation claim may be able to recover costs associated with treatment for and recovery from their injury.