Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

The Shocking Reality of Working in the Retail Industry

Shocking but true: recent stats show the rate at which retail workers are injured or become ill is higher than the rate construction workers are injured or become ill. Many shoppers forget that before items hit the aisles of stores, there are numerous workers loading and unloading trucks, stocking warehouses, scanning and bagging items, and -->

Misconceptions About Workers’ Compensation

In most states, small business owners are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance for their employees to cover medical care, rehabilitation and wage replacement costs in case an employee becomes injured or sick on the job. Specific rules can vary from state to state, but the following are the general questions most commonly asked by -->

Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Injuries

Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance that is purchased by employers to cover employment-related illnesses and injuries. It is state-mandated and consists of payments required by law to employees who are injured or disabled resulting from their job. Every state has their own Workers’ Compensation insurance program. In many situations, employees that are injured -->

Employer’s Responsibilities If You Have a Job-Related Injury

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers have a responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Some of these key employer responsibilities include: Providing a workplace free from serious hazards and compliance with the standards, rules and regulations issued by OSHA Making sure employees have access to and use safe equipment and tools Using -->

A Warning for Women Seeking Workers’ Compensation

It is a widely recognized fact that women in the work world are commonly faced with added challenges due to gender. Their male counterparts are typically hired, paid, and promoted more frequently and at a greater rate. While employers and government officials have taken note of the inequalities and inconsistencies in these processes and have -->