Blog Posts in 2013

  • 2-Oct-2013

    Injury Rates Within Particular Industries Vary Depending on State

    Everyone wants to avoid a serious workplace accident, but there are some industries that are inherently more dangerous than others – particularly depending on what State you work in. The three industries that experience the most work accidents ...
  • 19-Sep-2013

    How Workers' Compensation Opt-Out Provisions Hurt Employees

    Suffering a serious work injury is bad enough. But a Texas, a workers compensation ”opt-out provision” makes recovering from a work injury or construction accident even worse – for the employee that is. Take a recent workplace ...
  • 27-Aug-2013

    Audit Finds State Isn't Doing Enough to Prevent Work Injuries

    A recent audit by the State of Vermont found that state officials aren’t doing enough to prevent workplace injuries suffered by state workers. And it’s safe to say these types of problems aren’t relegated to Vermont alone. First, ...
  • 7-Aug-2013

    Team Owners and Insurance Companies Play "Hot Potato" With Player Injury Claims

    Contact sports are exciting to watch. NFL and other major league games are the modern answer to the Roman gladiator in the arena. Owners have made billions on talented football, hockey and soccer. players. What is soon forgotten after the profits are ...
  • 5-Aug-2013

    Supreme Court to Consider Safety Clothing Case

    Many workers, especially those in potentially dangerous work environments, should be supplied protective clothing by their employer, and must wear it to conduct their work. Without it, they are at risk for serious work injury. However, employers ...
  • 25-Jul-2013

    Lack of Employee Safety Measures Costs Everybody

    No One Expects to Be Injured On the Job T ake falls for instance. They are embarrassing at best and fatal at worst. – but when an employer does not protect workers from fall hazards, it is always a serious matter. According to Diane Turek, and ...
  • 11-Jul-2013

    What the Proposed Budget Cuts to NIOSH Could Mean for You

    Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a workplace accident or work-related disease, somewhere in the world. Every 15 seconds, at least 160 people suffer a work injury. The statistics are rather staggering. In the United States, organizations such as ...
  • 5-Jul-2013

    Work-related Injuries on the Rise in the US

    According to a recent study done by AFL-CIO, 3.8 million workers are expected to experience work-related injuries on the job, while an estimated 50,000 will experience occupational deaths. The highest rates of fatalities occurred in the fishing and ...
  • 28-Jun-2013

    Construction Accident at Texas A&M Injures Four Workers

    Sad news from Texas was reported June 22nd, as it was announced that four construction workers were involved in a workplace accident at College Station. Of the four workers injured, three were injured critically. No one else was hurt, and the current ...
  • 13-Jun-2013

    Why Unions are Vital Even When No Imminent Danger

    After such documentaries as, “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price”, it should come as no surprise to Americans that Wal-Mart has continued such ridiculous practices. The unfortunate legal struggles of Wal-Mart employees are constantly in ...
  • 23-Apr-2013

    Assemblyman Helps Detroit Lions Deny Injury Claims

    FRESNO, CA – Clovis resident Zack Follett, a former professional athlete, would have been prevented from even filing a claim against the Lions’ workers’ compensation insurance carrier in California. Today he protested AB1309 outside ...
  • 18-Apr-2013

    Dozens Believed Killed in Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

    A massive explosion has rocked a fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas. Dozens are feared dead and more than 160 sustained work injuries in the disaster. Rescuers have to deal with toxic fumes contaminating the neighborhood. The explosion occurred ...
  • 9-Apr-2013

    Workers' Compensation Insurance Exemption for a Special Interest

    Unwarranted Workers’ Compensation Insurance Exemption for a Special Interest: AB 1309 AB 1309 (Perea) shifts NFL owners’ injury costs to taxpayers, aiding billionaires in avoiding responsibility for players’ injuries, including ...
  • 2-Apr-2013

    OSHA Investigation after Falling Glass Causes Fatal Injury

    According to an Eyewitness News 3 story posted just last week, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials are investigating a glass company in Hamden, CT, after a man was killed by falling panes of glass in a serious work related ...
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