Workers’ Compensation

November 26, 2015

With the cold temperatures of winter can come new risks for those who work outdoors. Understanding these risks, as well as what can be done to mitigate them, can be essential to staying safe on the job and kicking off the New Year injury-free. To this end, below is an…
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October 26, 2015

Every U.S. worker has the right to a safe work environment, free from risks that could cause workplace accidents and injuries. That is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is dedicated to enforcing workplace safety regulations and penalizing the employers who fail to abide by them. OSHA also…
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October 9, 2015

Following a work accident or illness, filing for workers’ compensation benefits can be injured workers’ best option for obtaining financial support while they focus on getting better. For many people, however, knowing what to do to get a claim started – and what they may need to do going forward…
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August 23, 2015

Excessive exposure to heat has caused more than 110 workers in the U.S. to require emergency medical treatment and hospitalization so far this summer, officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have reported. Heat illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke, reportedly harm thousands of American workers each…
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July 13, 2015

Workers who are younger than 25 years old are twice as likely to experience a work injury as those who are 25 and older, research from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revealed. In fact, according to OSHA’s numbers: A young worker is injured on the job about…
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June 23, 2015

Today, regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are commemorating National Young Worker Safety Day to remind young workers that: They have the same rights as more experienced workers. Their employers are responsible for providing them with a safe workplace. There are some specific safety risks that they…
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May 6, 2015

This year, Oregon employers will be paying about 5 percent less for workers’ compensation coverage, as the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) has approved the drop in their “pure premium” rates. Pure premiums are the portions paid by employers to insurers to cover the costs of anticipated claims…
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March 20, 2015

As a worker in Oregon, you have certain rights – both in terms of having a safe environment to work in and in terms of obtaining compensation after workplace accidents and injuries occur. While the Oregon workers’ compensation system has been set up to offer certain protections and support for…
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January 6, 2015

The 2013 Oregon Occupational Injury and Illness Survey was released by the Department of Consumer and Business Services last week, and what it reveals about the incidence of workplace injuries in the private sector in Oregon during 2013 is interesting. In particular, this survey found that, in 2013, the rate…
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October 10, 2014

Workers’ compensation laws are intended to protect people, providing them with financial support in the event they hurt while working or during the course of performing their job duties. Despite this, however, workers’ compensation claims can be confusing and frustrating to pursue, as there are a number strict rules associated…
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