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December 2016 Archives

Amputation: The second in 2 months for local company's workforce

Amputations are no joke; they happen suddenly and impact a worker for a long period of time. It takes months or years to relearn to use the body part if it can be reattached; if not, the person may need to have several surgeries and need to learn to use a prosthetic. The high impact of an amputation is why those who are hurt at work in this manner should seek out as much from workers' compensation as they are entitled to. There may be other benefits they can claim as well.

Certain accident types are more common in construction

Construction workers deserve to have proper safety conditions while they work. Unfortunately, the nature of this type of work is extremely dangerous. With that in mind, construction workers go to work each day with the knowledge that there is a chance they will be injured in an accident. Some accidents are more common than others in the construction industry.

Toxic exposure in nail salons must be properly managed

Manicures and pedicures are procedures that many people think of as pampering. For the salon workers who provide these services, staying safe while they work is a top priority that isn't always easy. Manicurists and pedicurists face very serious risks each day that they go to work.

Loggers and firefighters come together to work on safety

Working as a logger means long hours using dangerous machinery. You may be climbing to unprecedented heights to take the tops off trees or revving up a chainsaw for a particularly large stump. You might work with hands-on logging equipment on the ground or on a hillside. Whatever you're doing, if you're hurt at work, you should be entitled to compensation through your employer's workers' compensation plan.

Wisconsin worker death leads to heavy fines for company

When you get hurt at work, it's usually because someone made a mistake or was negligent in warning you about risks. Most employers take safety very seriously, and few will ever be found to have violated regulations and laws created to keep you safe. The problem isn't those workplaces; instead, it's the workplaces run by employers who take a lackadaisical approach to safety that you have to watch out for. In those workplaces, it's more likely for you to get hurt or be killed.

Workers should be protected from exposure to toxins

Toxic substances pose a unique hazard in the workplace. Employers have a duty to make sure that they provide employees with the safety gear, procedures and knowledge they need to work as safely with these materials as possible.

Your workplace is intended to be safe and protected

When you go to work, you have a right to be kept safe. A safe workplace is a productive workplace, which is why all employers should focus on having good safety standards in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 protects employees and gives them rights and responsibilities that you should be aware of.

The importance of keeping your last will and testament updated

Having a will in place is one of the most important things you can do for your heirs. A will provides written instructions as to how you want your property distributed after your death. In addition to addressing property division amongst your surviving heirs, a will also appoints an administrator to see to the settling of your final bills and debts as well as handling any tax issues that may arise.

Fatal on-the-job accidents plague vital industries

Fatal workplace injuries are devastating for the family members who are left behind to mourn the loss of their loved one. There are some workers who are in more danger of being involved in a fatal workplace accident just because of the industry in which they work. The most dangerous jobs in the country are vitally important, but the workers who hold those jobs kiss their loved ones bye in the morning without any knowledge that they will make it home.

Steps to take in a Wisconsin workers' compensation claim

Getting seriously hurt on the job is never easy because it usually means you will not be able to perform your job duties until you get better. Fortunately, workers' compensation insurance covers most injured workers, who can apply for wage replacement benefits and money to pay for medical care in most cases.

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