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Workers' Compensation Archives

5 reasons workers' compensation benefits can be denied

Getting sick or hurt on the job can significantly disrupt your life. Not only are you dealing with the pain and fear of a health condition, but you also can be unable to work which can make it even more difficult to take care of yourself and get the treatment you need. Thankfully, there are workers' compensation benefits available to workers who are injured on the job in Massachusetts.

Work-related spinal cord injuries covered under workers' comp

In Massachusetts and elsewhere, work-related spinal cord injuries occur quite frequently. Some individuals who suffer such injuries may only require rest and pain medication to help them recover, but there are those who may require extensive medical treatments and/or life-long care.

Construction site safety and common violations

Massachusetts construction workers need to be consistently alert on a job site because of the many types of hazards faced in such an environment. Moving equipment, toxic materials and heights can be some of the greatest risks for a construction crew. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is tasked with the oversight of various industries, but construction garners a great deal of attention because it represents a large portion of workplace deaths. Statistics indicate that one of every five work-related fatalities in 2014 occurred on construction sites.

The importance of hospital worker safety

According to a report from Aon Global Risk Consulting, there are many risks that health care providers in Massachusetts and around the country will face in 2017. Workplace violence, an aging workforce and issues related to handling patients could all play a role in workers' compensation claims in the future. The report analyzed data from 1,600 hospitals and other health care facilities throughout the country to come to its conclusions.

OSHA states that reporting rule has been effective

Following the implementation of the rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that requires employers to report severe injuries and amputations to the agency within 24 hours, the agency reports that it has been a big success. The rule took effect on Jan. 1, 2015, and it requires employers in Massachusetts and around the country to report any eye losses, amputations or injuries requiring hospitalization.

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