Post traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe mental health condition that can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event. Although it is most commonly associated with war veterans, any type of trauma can trigger the symptoms. People who have PTSD may experience flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts or images, avoidance of memories of the trauma, […]

Inhalation injuries

Workplace injuries can be much more than sprains, strains, and breaks caused by trips or falls. Workers can also sustain injuries due to prolonged exposure to certain work conditions, such as loud noise or toxic chemicals. Clean air is a critical factor in ensuring that employees are free of harmful chemicals. However, it can be […]

What types of compensation agreements are there?

Workers’ compensation settlements vary depending on the severity of the injury. They may include payments, benefits for lost wages, expenses for medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation services, and benefits to survivors of worker death. Stipulation and Award A stipulation and award, or stipulated indemnity, is an agreement in which you agree to a certain level of […]

Employer responsibilities

It is a legal requirement that employers ensure the safety of their workers in accordance with state and federal occupational health and safety standards. Employers are legally required to obtain a workers’ compensation insurance policy to cover any injuries their employees may incur. They must also take steps to ensure the safety of their staff. […]

Social Media and Workers’ Compensation

Insurance companies increasingly rely on private investigators to evaluate the activity of injured workers. These investigators are trained to examine all aspects of your life, including your online presence. As such, posting anything on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can lead to a more thorough investigation. Remember that this can be used […]

Hearing loss

Hearing loss is a condition caused by damage to the small cells in the inner ear or by damaged connections between the inner ear and the brain. Hearing loss can significantly impact a person’s life, from difficulty hearing speech and other sounds to feelings of isolation. Today, in many industries, workers are at risk of […]