Workers’ Compensation

3 Cold Weather Injuries that Can Affect Outdoor Workers & How to Prevent Them

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 overview of the most common [...]

By |2017-01-10T09:13:13-08:00November 26th, 2015|Work Injuries, Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on 3 Cold Weather Injuries that Can Affect Outdoor Workers & How to Prevent Them

Top 10 OSHA Violations Committed by U.S. Employers in 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 reports on the violations that [...]

By |2017-01-10T09:13:13-08:00October 26th, 2015|Work Injuries, Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on Top 10 OSHA Violations Committed by U.S. Employers in 2015

FAQs about Oregon Workers Compensation Claims

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 to avoid sabotaging their claim [...]

By |2017-01-10T09:13:13-08:00October 9th, 2015|Workers' Compensation|Comments Off on FAQs about Oregon Workers Compensation Claims

At Least 110 Workers Hospitalized for Heat Illnesses So Far this Summer, OSHA Reports

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 year, even causing fatal injuries [...]

By |2017-01-10T09:13:14-08:00August 23rd, 2015|Work Injuries|Comments Off on At Least 110 Workers Hospitalized for Heat Illnesses So Far this Summer, OSHA Reports

Young Workers Are Most Vulnerable to On-the-Job Injuries, Statistics Show

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: Although young workers are the most vulnerable to workplace injuries, there’s a lot [...]

By |2015-07-06T16:00:37-07:00July 13th, 2015|Work Injuries|0 Comments

Today Is National Young Worker Safety Day

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 could face at work this [...]

By |2019-01-03T13:58:12-08:00June 23rd, 2015|Workers' Rights|0 Comments

2015 Oregon Workers’ Compensation Costs Drop about 5%

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 for work-related injuries and fatalities. [...]

By |2015-05-08T13:14:22-07:00May 6th, 2015|Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Injured Workers’ Rights in Oregon: Your Rights & How to Protect Them

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. Here’s an overview of injured workers’ rights in Oregon. If you’ve been hurt at work and you need help with your [...]

New Report Reveals Interesting Trends in 2013 Oregon Work Injuries

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 of work injuries in the [...]

By |2019-03-07T10:24:16-08:00January 6th, 2015|Blog, Work Injuries, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Workers’ Compensation Claims: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

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 with filing claims, and making [...]

By |2019-03-07T11:29:01-08:00October 10th, 2014|Blog, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

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