When the summer months roll around many companies capitalize on the nice weather to make as much money as possible. Companies in the construction, agriculture, landscaping, and shore resorts rely on the sunshine and lack of precipitation to make enough money so they can survive the fall and winter months. However, the employees in these…

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Workers who are injured due to an accident or who suffer an occupational illness are entitled to wage loss benefits and payments for all reasonably necessary medical expenses. In some cases, workers may also be entitled to vocational rehabilitation expenses. Injured employees generally receive 2/3 of their average weekly wage, up to a state maximum,…

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Suffering an injury on the job doesn’t have to derail your financial situation at home when you can file for workers’ compensation benefits. A large number of employers participate in this program, so long as they meet the federal requirements. If you work for a company that provides its employees with this insurance, be sure…

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While workplace accidents can happen anywhere, some industry sectors are more prone to accidents than others. Construction workers are in constant danger of being struck by objects, falling on uneven ground or being hurt by machines and equipment. Police and firefighters constantly place their lives and their bodies at risk. Hospital workers can easily become…

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In September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to two companies – Midway Tower Service Inc. and Bracken Equipment Holdings LLC – for hazardous conditions after a communications worker died on a worksite in Utica. According to WorkersCompensation.com, “Midway Tower Service Inc. was cited for exposing employees to fall and struck-by hazards,…

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A building was heavily damaged when an explosion rocked a central Mississippi construction site on the afternoon of September 10 in Pelahatchie, east of Jackson. No one was reported injured. According to news reports, three workers were performing tank welding operations at the Jackson Commodities building when vapor in the air ignited, causing the explosion.…

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