From the Archive: Icy weather, the “zone of employment” and workers’ compensation

Very disagreeable seems to have arrived early this December 2018, so I have decided to republish this post from last January. Take heed on how to handle slips and falls by employees. It is winter time in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result snow and ice has fallen making areas treacherous for travel, especially for …

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Just because it is workers' comp doesn’t mean it is not covered by the ADA

When an employee has to leave work due to a work-related injury it causes difficulties for many people, especially if it is a disabling injury. That disability status throws the situation into a different category. It is no longer just a worker’s comp issue it is also now a potential Americans with Disabilities issue. This …

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When Sitting Hurts Your Back: Don't Let Your Job Bring You Pain

  Ergonomics has become a major safety concern in this world of working in offices. Repetitive motion injuries and injuries caused by poor posture and poor techniques causes problems for companies. These injuries reduce productivity and raise costs. This guest post from SocialMonsters.com talks about an aspect of this big problem. Back pain has many …

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Being Mauled by a Bear While “High” Does Not Eliminate Workers’ Comp

This one goes under the label of “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!” It is not often that being mauled by a bear appears on a Workers’ Comp statement, let alone when the report also says the employee was under the influence of marijuana. Here is the story. It seems that in Montana there is …

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