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February 2018 Archives

How can employers prevent workplace accidents?

When it comes to work environments in the Springfield area, some construction workers are unaware of the dangers they face. Many of them assume their employers are vested in their safety and have taken measures to ensure they do not end up having accidents that result in injury and death. 

What are the workers' compensation laws for construction?

If you work in the construction industry in Missouri, it is beneficial to understand the state's workers' compensation laws for this industry. They vary a little from other industries, so what you already know about workers' comp may not be exactly how things work in this industry. 

What can I do if my workers' comp claim is denied?

You might already be aware that if you are hurt while on the job or while performing work-sanctioned and related duties in Missouri, you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. However, what you might not know is your claim could end up getting denied. 

3 injuries health care workers can sustain in workplace accidents

If you work in the health care field as a nurse, CNA or caregiver in Springfield, you might not realize the type of injuries you might sustain from your job. Nurses and caregivers provide vital services to patients of all ages. Not all the people they care for are nice and docile. Also, their work environments and job duties leave them vulnerable to injury. 

Workplace fatalities higher for older worker

When it comes to workplace accidents in Springfield and across the country, one trend that is gaining public attention involves older workers. According to the Insurance Journal, the “number of older Americans dying from workplace accidents is increasing even though the number of fatalities across all worker age groups is on the decline.” If you are approaching retirement age and thinking about working instead of retiring, you should consider how your health might be affected by on the job hazards. 

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