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January 2015 Archives

The causes and costs of injuries in the workplace

As workplace safety evolves, industries evolve and the economy evolves, so do the costs and causes of workplace injury. Not so long ago, millions of American workers were regularly exposed to toxic substances and dangerous equipment in the workplace. Now, the law seeks to protect workers from such hazards. However, the efforts that have been made to ensure worker safety have not yet achieved the ultimate goal of eliminating preventable workplace accidents. As a result, workers across the nation continue to sustain serious injury at work each and every day.

Are independent contractors eligible for workers' compensation?

We frequently write about the benefits of workers’ compensation. This system generally allows injured workers to bypass legal proceedings and unnecessary red tape when seeking proper compensation for their work-related injuries. However, not all workers are eligible for workers’ compensation. Depending on the laws in whatever state workers are employed in, compensation eligibility laws may vary. In addition, not every worker is classified in such a way that he or she is eligible to receive these benefits in the event of work-related illness or injury.

Why workplace safety is profitable

The average American worker is invested in his or her safety at work. It is also safe to say that the average American employer is invested in his or her workers’ workplace safety. However, not all employers invest enough time, resources and intention into ensuring that workers remain safe while on the job.

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