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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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Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) suffer Job Injuries four times higher than all other professions

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs), who provide basic life support services, and paramedics, who also provide advanced life support services, suffer work injuries requiring treatment in the emergency room at a rate four times higher than workers in all other professions in the United States, according to one federal study. It’s not just EMTs who suffer Read More

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Can I take a new Job?

Yes. If a better job becomes available, you should always do what is best for you and your family. Having stated this, you should be aware of how changing jobs could affect your workers compensation claim. First, if you are off work due to a job injury and are drawing temporary total disability benefits (ttd), Read More

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10 Most Dangerous Jobs

As is my wont, the other morning before office hours I was reading articles about workers compensation issues throughout the United States, when I came across a piece based on recent reports by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Center for Disease Control, OSHA and other organizations. The authors had used these reports and Read More

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