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1 in 10 Construction Workers Expected to Suffer a Job Injury Annually

1 in 10 Construction Workers Expected to Suffer a Job Injury Annually According to the attached article, annually 1 in 10 construction workers suffer a work injury and 1 in 5 job related deaths which happen occur in the construction industry. 33.5% of all Construction Workers death occur due to falls, 11.1% due to being struck Read More

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Healthcare Workers and Back Injuries

Healthcare Workers and Back Injuries Did you know that healthcare workers suffer more musculoskeletal injuries than workers in any other industry?  Healthcare workers (such as nurses, certified nurses’ assistants (CNA), physical therapists, orderlies etc) know this, but most workers think that people who work in construction or manufacturing suffer the most back injuries, but they would Read More

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Coronavirus, Grocery Store and Convenience Store Workers

Coronavirus, Grocery Store and Convenience Store Workers I have already a few articles in Insurance Journals discussing the ramifications of employees coming down with coronavirus. Insurance companies are not really sure how to deal with this, although the initial impression seemed to be to deny the claims as showing it is “work related” could be Read More

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Alabama Near Top of list of Most Dangerous States to Work In.

Alabama Near Top of list of Most Dangerous States to Work In. A new list of The Most Dangerous States to Work in has been released, and Alabama came in at #17, with 4.5 workplace deaths per 100,000 workers. In Alabama, 89 workers lost their lives in a job-related accident, and increase of approximately 8%. The Read More

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Healthcare Workers suffer job injuries at a much higher rate than the general populace

The attached article states that “[t]he rates of workplace violence in health care and social assistance settings are five to 12 times higher than the estimated rates for workers overall, according to a Government Accountability Office report from last year… [and] when it comes to attacks, more than 75 percent of the nurses questioned in a Read More

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Logging-Second “Worst” Job to have according to Survey

According to an article I read the other day, “Loggers are listed as the number two worst job to have in America, and for good reason. Fifty-five loggers died back in 2017 due to fatal injuries while on the job, and an additional 350 workers sustained non-fatal injuries. The average logger makes about 40,000 a year.” Read More

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Hurt at work but told that you are not an employee? Don’t Give Up

Two years ago we shared a post which stated that, “according to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 30 percent of companies misclassify at least some employees. In total, about 42.6 million employees may be misclassified right now. The IRS and the Department of Labor have launched a campaign to root out these employers.” Alabama Read More

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Tractor-Trailer Operators Rank 6th for Job Injuries that Involve Missed Time from Work.

If you are a truck driver for one of Alabama’s numerous transit companies (Alabama Freight, AMX Trucking, Boyd Brothers, Baggett Transportation, BPI Transportation, Malone Freight, etc.), this article by the U.S. Department of Labor isn’t shocking in the slightest-but it caught me by surprise. According to the Department of Labor, Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers Read More

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