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Nurses Are Receiving More and More Violent Workplace Injuries Every Year

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According to a recent study published by the American Nurses Association, nursing is now one of the most dangerous places to work, with one in four nurses being assaulted on the job: Patients trying to use pipes to attack their nurse, violent outbursts, nurses being punched and suffering from broken ribs, noses, physical and… Read More »

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New Study Reveals That Retail Workers May Suffer More Workplace Injuries Than You Realize

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According to a new report released in November, workplace injuries for retail workers are one of the few injury areas that did not decrease over the last two years. According to the report, injuries in this area caused employees to miss an average of 24 days of work per year, and the top three… Read More »

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Texas Petrochemical Explosion Displaces & Injures Thousands

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An estimated four explosions at chemical plant Texas Petrochemical left more than 50,000 people displaced on Thanksgiving in southeast Texas, while others were sent to the hospital due to various injuries. Now, a review of the facility’s history reveals that negligence may very well be placing the company’s workers and surrounding communities in danger…. Read More »

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Workplace Injuries & Illnesses Increase in Texas

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According to the new report released by the Texas Department of Workers’ Compensation, worker illnesses and injuries increased last year in Texas, the majority of them involving sprains, strains, and tears. Specifically, private employers recorded close to 180,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses last year throughout the state, with 30 percent of them being… Read More »

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New Studies & Appeals Court Decisions Highlight Just How Detrimental Workplace Injuries Can Be

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Employers and those representing states will often minimize the effects that workplace injuries have, as well as what can be considered part of the current injury, in an effort to minimize payouts. However, one recent study and appeals court decision could have significant effects on the ability for claimants to include certain costs in… Read More »

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The Importance of Employers Preventing Workplace Injuries in Restaurants

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Workplace injuries for those who work in restaurant kitchens can be severe and life-threatening. As a result, in order for restaurants to provide reasonably safe working environment , they should not only provide proper safety training, but also have the right equipment in place to prevent the many burns, cuts, slips, and trips that… Read More »

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New Study Indicates That Not Getting Enough Sleep Is Costing Us Our Lives at Work

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For many people, the reality of trying to balance demanding work schedules with family life leaves them with far too little sleep. This is only worsened by the culture in the United States that arguably connotes getting sleep with being lazy in some circumstances. However, according to a recent Safety+Health magazine article, many do… Read More »

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Court of Appeals Rules That Personal Injury Claim Barred by Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy in Firefighter’s Injury Case

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On June 5, a Court of Appeals upheld a jury‘s decision that a firefighter could not recover against a coworker and fire department in the form of a personal injury claim based on unintentional injuries that were inflicted against him because he was barred by the exclusive remedy of workers’ compensation. In the case,… Read More »

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Court Finds That Employer Must Indemnify Contractor in Lawsuit

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On June 6, The US Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the US district court’s decision requiring a home-improvement corporation to pay an $8 million award to an employee who suffered drastic injuries after falling off of a ladder while on the job. The Injury & Lawsuit The worker was performing work based on a… Read More »

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