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May 2019 Archives

8 types of neck injuries you could suffer at work

A minor neck injury, like a crick in the neck, can still be problematic enough that you feel like you can't turn your head. If you've ever woken up with one after sleeping in the wrong position, you know that you may have limited mobility unless you actively reach up and push on your chin with your hand. It's very limiting and can impact your ability to work, exercise, participate in hobbies and much more.

Can I lose my workers’ compensation benefits if I lose my job?

One question you may have if awaiting a decision on a workers’ compensation benefits claim is whether you lose your benefits if you become laid off or fired from your job. In an ideal world, employers would not penalize or terminate workers who incur injuries from workplace accidents, but in the real world, it happens all the time. Usually, denials are to delay or deny benefit claims and discourage injured workers from appealing. Though your benefits involve a variety of factors, your employment status does not automatically disbar you from receiving benefits. 

Key facts about amputation injuries

Amputation injuries are a serious risk for construction workers who have to use hand tools and heavy machinery every day. They can be life-changing, perhaps making it so that the person can never work again. Even with quick medical care, an amputation injury is often permanent and there is nothing that doctors can do.

The high dangers of arc welding

An arc welder is a very useful tool in construction and metal fabrication, but it's also a very dangerous one. It's never a tool that a worker should use without proper training, experience and personal protective equipment. To do so greatly increases the odds of serious burn injuries and other types of on-the-job injuries. These can be life-changing and sometimes fatal.

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