Snow and ice will once again become workplace hazards as temperatures in the Midwest drop over the next few months. The weather can cause a wide range of potential injuries regardless of whether you mainly work outside or inside.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,836 workplace fatalities in 2015 – only 344 of these fatalities were women.
When you think of America’s most dangerous jobs, there are common occupations that may come to mind – coal miner, steel mill worker and construction worker to name a few. But the most dangerous job in many states across the country may surprise you.
When you are injured on the job, you are almost always entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance employers take to protect themselves and their workers from the costs of on-the-job injuries.
When you are injured at work, the odds may already seem against you. Employers have workers' compensation insurance to pay you for your injuries, but many are left to navigate this complicated process alone. Any mistake or insufficient evidence could lead to your claim getting denied, which would put even further stress on you and your family.