Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents are among the most disabling workplace accidents. According to a 2018 workplace safety index by Liberty Mutual insurance, these accidents are the second most common on-the-job accident causing disability. Slips and trips without falling can also injure workers and ranked No. 7 on the list.
Facing the prospect of filing a workers' compensation insurance claim to recover benefits is one of those things that can elicit a heavy sigh. No matter how solid you believe your claim to be, you may feel you will have to fight for every bit of compensation you get. In the end, questions may linger about whether you lost out on any benefits because you just didn't know the system.
Technology could lead to many new tools coming into the workplace. One such emerging tool is the exoskeleton. Broadly speaking, industrial exoskeletons are devices that are designed to work in tandem with a worker’s body to help the worker with physical tasks. They can be powered or passive. Also, they can vary in size and in the types of physical tasks they are aimed at helping workers with.
While often much-maligned in everyday conversation, road construction plays a major role in keeping our state’s roads safe and in good operation. So, those who work in road construction provide society with a very important service. One would hope such workers would have as safe of a work environment as possible when doing this.
Striking a good work-life balance is a challenge. Self-employed individuals in the St. Louis region might find it easier to find the middle ground than hired workers, but the digital age offers hope for change. Many employers, recognizing that finding and keeping good people requires some flexibility, now allow some employees to work from home. So, what are the workers' compensation coverage challenges in this scenario?
Missouri workers have the right to seek compensation for their medical bills and lost wages as the result of a job-related injury. However, following the proper timeline for filing a claim is imperative to receive the full amount owed.
As a hotel cleaner, you have an important job. Your occupation revolves around customer satisfaction, ensuring that their leisure time and disposable income are put to good use. People want a tidy place to stay while on vacation or business trips. Unfortunately, your job responsibilities can take a toll on you.
After an accident, people depend upon medical professionals to assist them with getting better and adjusting to a new physical wellbeing, if need be. In the case of a workers' compensation claim, this relationship may become tainted.
If you work in a factory or manufacturing environment in the St. Louis area, you are probably no stranger to the hazards you face. You know that jobs in the industrial and manufacturing sectors are not the safest, but the opportunities are plentiful and financially rewarding.
You may think that work injuries only come in the form of falls, disease, repetitive motion and the like. However, injuries from weather conditions are just as valid types of workers' compensation claims as others are.