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Truckers Should Be Aware Of Their Workers' Compensation Rights
Injured truckers should be aware of their rights to workers’ compensation benefits. Such benefits are vital in the & for detailed information contact Law Offices of William J. Kropach.
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A number of our posts have focused on the workplace dangers that construction workers, factory workers and manufacturing employees face, as well as the various injuries that can (and should be) compensated. However, we should not ignore the plight of over-the-road truck drivers. After all, with the economy improving, there are inherently more trucks on … READ MORE
While claims for workers’ compensation benefits tend to center on physical injuries, it is not uncommon for emotional injuries to form the basis of such claims. The story of a firefighter who witnessed his friend’s death in a fire exemplifies this notion. The firefighter responded to a distress call in March 2010. He was in … READ MORE
In a prior post, we highlighted how retailer Pier 1 Imports was cited for multiple safety violations, including having merchandise stacked in an unsafe manner, as well as having boxes blocking emergency exits. Not only could these hazards lead to patrons’ injuries, they could very well result in employees being injured. Indeed, Pier 1 is … READ MORE
Collaborative strategies can reduce risk
3 Aug 2016 | William J. Kropach
We have written a great deal about the culture of fear that many employees subscribe to; even if it means to forego workers’ compensation benefits, or to return to work without proper rest and rehabilitation. While this culture fosters dangerous workplace conditions, there are a few employers who are working towards changing it. According to … READ MORE
Fans of professional wrestling may not question whether (or how much) the blows or falls wrestlers sustain may actually hurt. After all, the action inside (and sometimes outside) the ring is supposed to be pure entertainment. However, like all action stunts, injuries may occur. The famous World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is not immune to … READ MORE
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
It may go without saying that construction sites are loud places, but it may be long overdue for hearing safety standards in these venues. A pair of recent studies, one by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and another by the U.S. Department of Energy, measured the effect of occupational hearing loss and … READ MORE