Does Worker’s Compensation Cover Hearing Loss?

Not every job comes with a nice quiet office. In reality, many workers spend the majority of their day around loud machinery, and while most companies should provide hearing protection, that doesn’t mean workers wear it or at least wear it all the time. Long-term exposure to noise louder than 90dBA over a career can… Read more »

Can You Get Worker’s Compensation for a Latex Allergy?

No matter where you work or what industry you work in, it is the employer’s responsibility to provide a safe work environment for their workers. That is what OSHA is for as well, to make sure they do or face legal repercussions. If an employer fails to do so, they not only open themselves up… Read more »

The Meniscus Tear – A Worker’s Most Common Knee Injury

Knee injuries are incredibly common for workers. It can happen from something as dramatic as falling hard on your knee to the simple act of climbing stairs. However, once you experience the pain of a knee injury, it isn’t something you can just walk off. While there are a number of different ligaments that you… Read more »

Chemical Injuries From Solvents A Common Workplace Concern

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) warns of the hazards of exposure to chemicals in the workplace. The federal agency estimates that 9.8 million workers may face such exposure in the United States. There are a wide variety of potential chemical injuries, including those from exposure to solvents, asbestos, latex rubber and… Read more »

Exposure To Mold Worker’ Compensation Cases

Workers’ compensation cases can be complex and difficult to prove, especially in instances where mold is to blame. If you have been injured by mold on a work site and you believe your employer is to blame, it is important to understand the various aspects of this case. Here we will discuss the types of… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Unemployment Benefits

You are laid off from work due to your injury.  Should you apply for benefits under both the workers’ compensation and the unemployment divisions?  In most cases, yes you should apply for both work comp benefits and unemployment benefits.  Unable to work – If you are not able to work as defined by your medical provider, then you… Read more »