We’ve all seen the studies that claim sitting is the “number one cause of death in America” or is directly linked to obesity or causes a host of other vision, strength and health problems. Many people work at a desk where they spend hours looking a computer screen, typing and sitting down. Although office supplies and employers have taken great pains over the last several years to promote healthy work spaces and provide supportive chairs and desks to their employees, desk jobs still take a toll on employee well-being and there are several health issues that result -- one of which is carpal tunnel.
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May 29th, 2015 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation
For the most part, road work and construction crews work in fairly accessible locations — after all, they’re working on the roads and highways we all use for travel. But when a crew is working late or in a more remote location, they might be susceptible to more danger from other cars, as well as on-the-job injuries due to machinery and equipment malfunction or other disasters.
May 27th, 2015 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation
In certain jobs and on worksites, a business casual dress code is inappropriate and insufficient. There are jobs that require specific clothing, covering and padding, which are all designed to protect the person performing the task at hand. An employer is responsible for ensuring the safety of his or her employees, and in these cases, that includes providing the proper equipment and protective clothing for employees of either gender.
May 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation
When you are injured at work, workers’ compensation will cover the costs of your injury, medical expenses, ongoing treatment, associated costs and even your time off while you are recuperating. Workers’ compensation is designed to cover any injury sustained while you’re working -- but what happens when you suffer an injury after you’ve already clocked out or before your shift?
April 29th, 2015 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation
The United States Postal Service fleet may be getting a new look as they seek to replace the dated delivery trucks currently in use with bigger, more fuel-efficient, and—most importantly—safer models. Right now, most of the USPS trucks on the road today are from as far back as 1987, and the costs to keep these gas-guzzling trucks going are reportedly astronomical. Maintenance costs are sky-high, as the trucks get only about nine miles per gallon of gas. Additionally, the older vehicles have none of the safety features found in cars manufactured today.
April 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation
Most people are not on high alert for potential dangers and threats in their workplace, but road workers out on the nation’s highways and local roads risk injury every day. That being the case, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) decided to focus on raising awareness of the dangers of road work—which is in full force in the spring—with last month’s National Work Zone Awareness Week.
April 15th, 2015 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation
Patches of ice, wet spots, loose carpet, exposed wires and other trouble spots contribute to thousands of on-the-job slip and fall accidents every year and workers can suffer serious injuries as a result. Slip and fall accidents can cause broken bones; back, neck and head trauma; bruises; physical scars and disfigurements and other debilitating injuries that could require extensive surgery, care and rehabilitation processes.
March 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation
When you’re hurt at work, you need proper medical care to treat your injuries and ensure there are no further complications. But when you have to see a doctor who is covered by your company’s workers’ compensation requirements, it is sometimes difficult to find convenient, quality care, workers’ compensation lawyers in Denver say, which is in direct violation of your rights as an injured employee.
March 9th, 2015 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation
Recently, the House of Representatives kicked off the year by enacting a minor procedural change that could lead to a major fight for people who receive Social Security disability benefits in the coming months. Although the rule change didn’t garner a lot of media attention, it will have significant influence on the SSDI payments being made by the federal government this year and next, and it could lead to large payment cuts across the board, workers’ compensation attorneys in Denver report.
February 16th, 2015 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation
Most on-the-job injuries are fairly straightforward. There are usually witnesses to corroborate what occurred, unsafe conditions to point to and management who is either directly in the area or close enough to survey the accident scene where it happened almost immediately. But when a work accident does not cause a new injury, but rather aggravates an existing problem, things can get tricky, workers’ compensation lawyers in Denver say. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get an employer to accept responsibility and act accordingly.
February 13th, 2015 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation