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February 2017 Archives

What types of workers' compensation benefits are available?

When a worker has been injured on the job they may have a number of important concerns. They may wonder what different workers' compensation benefits may be available to help with the physical, financial and emotional burdens associated with being injured at work. It is important for them to have answers to their questions when they have been injured on the job or are suffering from an occupational illness.

Construction worker hit by car in Connecticut

A variety of protections may be available to injured construction workers harmed on the job. A construction worker was recently struck by a car while working as a flagger at a construction site in a nearby Connecticut community. The hit-and-run driver who hit the construction worker was subsequently arrested following the accident. Police officers working the construction site pursued the driver following the accident. According to reports, the construction worker was injured when he was struck but not seriously.

What is OSHA and how does it help protect workers?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) exists to protect workers by reducing workplace hazards and implementing health and safety programs. OSHA regulations apply in a variety of workplaces, including construction sites, so it is important to understand worker rights and protections on job sites and in their workplaces. You may have heard of OSHA but wondered what your protections were.

Common illnesses in the workplace

Each year, workers suffer a variety of workplace illnesses which can place great strain on them and their families. Workers can suffer from workplace illnesses and injuries in offices, warehouses, outdoor work environments and a variety of other types of workplaces. Each workplace illness or accident has the potential to have a detrimental impact on the daily lives of workers, possibly requiring medical care and treatment and making earning a living a challenge.

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