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May 2019 Archives

Study: inexperienced construction workers at high risk of injuries

As regular readers of our Jonesboro Workers' Compensation Law Blog know, construction is one of the most dangerous lines of work in the nation. Construction worker injuries can be caused by falls from heights, collapsed scaffolding, electrical shocks, trench collapses, repetitive motions and much more.

Irony: healthcare workers at higher risk of workplace injuries

They are devoted to helping those who suffer injuries or contract disease. So there is no small amount of irony in the fact that healthcare workers report one of the highest rates of workplace injuries in the private sector, according to a recent report.

Injuries while commuting usually not eligible for workers' comp

We recently wrote a post about whether remote employees qualify for workers' compensation benefits, since they would most likely be injured in their own homes. Like many workers' compensation issues, the answer isn't always clear and is the subject of some debate.

Massive Clayton County pile-up leaves 11 hospitalized

Most of our regular Jonesboro legal blog readers have heard about the massive pile-up on Interstate 75 a few days ago. According to Clayton County Police, nearly a dozen people had to be hospitalized for treatment for injuries after the crashes in the northbound lanes of I-75 between the Highway 54 and Old Dixie Road exits.

Does workers’ compensation apply to remote employees?

A 2018 study found that 70% of workers worldwide work remotely at least one day a week – and 53% work from home at least half the work week. With so many employees working outside the traditional office space, where does workers’ compensation coverage begin and end?

Silent, still equipment saves road construction workers’ lives

It is the time of year when you are most likely to see road crews working to repair Jonesboro streets and the highways and interstates in our area. There are a number of safety concerns for those road construction workers, including the risks of being injured by the machinery they use on a daily basis.

Part II: “Dirty Dozen” employers ignore worker safety

Regular readers of our Jonesboro workers’ compensation law blog know that we recently wrote about the Dirty Dozen. No, we weren’t waxing eloquent about the 1960s action movie. We were referring instead to the new Dirty Dozen: a list compiled by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) of 12 employers across the nation who are putting their employees at risk of workplace injuries and illnesses.

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