When seriously injured at work, it's highly recommended that you speak to a lawyer to discuss your case in order to find out if your unfortunate situation is eligible for workers' compensation benefits. In instances where you're injured at work due to the negligence of somebody other than your employer, you would have an additional option called a personal injury claim.
In 2018, we witnessed multiple federal and state-level legal decisions that had a serious impact on both workers compensation and workplace safety in the United States. Here's a brief look at several rulings from the past year that may impact you when filing a workers' compensation case.
If you or someone you know works in the service industry, the reality exists that restaurant employees are susceptible to on-the-job injuries every day they show up to work. When you eat out at a restaurant, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes in order to provide the best service possible before, during and after your meal. And, more often than not, it can put employees at risk for getting hurt.
Employees receiving workers' compensation benefits for serious on-the-job injuries could potentially have to undergo follow-up medical examinations due to a bill signed by Gov. Tom Wolf - House Bill 1840 - which will aim to "correct" parts of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act that were ruled unconstitutional in June 2017.
It turns out that Pennsylvania businesses have been unwarrantedly paying higher rates for workers' compensation insurance due to a reason beyond their control - a data error from an undisclosed insurer.
The open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace ends on Dec. 15, meaning the window is closing for you to ensure that you are covered in 2019. Be sure to get covered ASAP!
Back pain is not an uncommon ailment, especially for individuals who work in the construction, manufacturing and healthcare service industries. It's also not uncommon to postpone or avoid surgery for back pain, but once your acute back pain becomes chronic and you've exhausted all management and treatment options, surgery may be the best choice for you.
In terms of workplace injuries, hand, wrist and finger incidents are three of the most common occurrences that can qualify for a workers' compensation case. We use our hands all the time, which leaves them easily susceptible to injuries that leave workers physically disabled and require medical attention. These injuries aren't only relative to one or two specific industries, either. They can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
It may come as a surprise, but people who work in the education and healthcare service industries are still susceptible to on-the-job injuries. Sure, they might not be at as much of a risk for fatal or non-fatal injuries compared to those sustained by people in construction and manufacturing, but injuries can happen anywhere.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' net worth has eclipsed $160 billion U.S. dollars to surpass Bill Gates as the richest man in the history of the world. In 2017, Amazon's $177.9 million earned in total revenue, which was up 31 percent from 2016, surpassed the entire GDPs of Algeria and Qatar - two countries with an average population of 40.6 million people.