People who are self-employed may not benefit from certain types of insurance like an employee would. If you are self-employed or an independent contractor, the cost of covering yourself with a Workers’ Compensation policy may be so high that it isn’t really worth the effort or the expense.
Receiving a worker’s compensation may lead to litigation that requires you to give a deposition that explains your side of the story. A legal deposition is just one way for you to give your statement. Depositions can be used to help establish a case or they can be used in court proceedings if necessary.
When a family member dies in a work-related accident, the actual loss is devastating. It can also cause extreme financial hardship for the family members who have been left behind. Even though Worker’s Compensation and survivor benefits are available, the family may not be able to get the compensation they deserve on their own.
Receiving an injury while on the job can be financially devastating. In some cases, if your injury is severe enough, you may not be able to return to your old job. This can mean limited financial resources long after your Workers’ Compensation benefits run out. When this happens, the first thing many people want to do is sue their employer. While this is an option, it is only acceptable if your employer was intentionally negligible and that their actions were the direct cause of your injury.
All industries carry some level of risk in terms of hearing loss or other occupational hazards. The health care and social assistance sector are no different. Employees who work in these industries are sometimes exposed to loud noises for long periods of time which can gradually damage their hearing. With the proper ear protection, many of these reported cases could have been prevented.
Whether you are injured on the job or on company property, your employer will most likely be required to pay for at least a portion of your medical bills. The amount of their liability will be determined by several factors, including whether you were injured during your shift or after you clocked out and left. If you were injured on the property after hours, you may have to prove their liability.
Every job has risks. The extent of those risks will vary from one job to another, but it’s important to know which occupations have the highest risk of injuries.
Safety codes put out by OSHA and other organizations can be a nightmare for manufacturing companies. However, growing with the world of technology seems to offer some of the best answers to the problem.
The dangers of working in or near asbestos are well-known. For decades, employers have been forced to provide protection for their employees who must endure exposure to asbestos in the work environment. There will always be some risk of exposure, no matter how many precautions are taken.
Work-related lung disease is one of the most common reasons for Worker’s Compensation claims. If you work in an environment where airborne pathogens exist, your employer must provide you with protective gear to reduce your risk of damaging your lungs.