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The most common injuries in workers’ comp claims
20 Jul 2016 | William J. Kropach
If you are thinking about filing a workers’ compensation claim work your workplace injury but are concerned that your ailment is not severe enough, you may not be alone. Indeed, you don’t always need to have severe, debilitating injuries in order to seek compensation. After all, if you are unable to work, you should be … READ MORE
More drones making safety inspections
11 Jul 2016 | William J. Kropach
Over the past year, drones have commonly been seen in a negative light. Drone users have been lambasted for using them to spy on neighbors and for flying too close to commercial airliners. Because of their popularity, the potential danger to others continues to grow. However, there is a growing need for drones as it … READ MORE
In a perfect world, an employer would provide continual pay and benefits to an injured worker and continue to do so while the employee recovers. For those workers who are seriously injured, an employer would continue provide benefits and even would allow the worker to perform other, less physically intense jobs that suit their new … READ MORE
OSHA’s civil penalties to increase
2 Jul 2016 | William J. Kropach
In a number of our posts, we have noted that the penalties for not reporting workplace injuries or hospitalizations will increase in 2017, but we would be remiss if we did not mention that the penalties for safety violations will increase much sooner. According to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, all federal agencies with … READ MORE