Although many employees know that they have rights after a workplace accident, many do not realize that they do not have to accept a workers' compensation package that is inadequate for their recovery. In other cases, employees may fear that challenging the initial benefits package offered by their employer's insurance carrier might jeopardize their job security.
Colorado construction workers continue to rebuild what the summer floods destroyed. In a previous post, we noted that with the amount of work that needs to be finished before winter arrives, there is a greater risk of worker injury.
What type of small business would you work for? Would you look for a company that aligns with your interests? What about a company that has a lot of potential for growth? Maybe you want to work for a company that emphasizes philanthropy. One thing that people don't often think about is whether their current or potential employer has the correct workers' compensation insurance.
With the rise of social networking sites such as Facebook, more and more people are connected to one another. Many sites offer users the ability to upload pictures, post status updates, and interact with other users. But these sites are sometimes used for other purposes: gathering evidence.
As we've said in prior posts, the federal government values workplace safety. This is evidenced by the establishment of OSHA to ensure that employers are following federal safety standards. Even so, some workplace accidents still occur.
When a worker is injured on the job, the worker can seek worker's compensation benefits. Workers' compensation benefits can help the worker financially during the recovery process. These benefits are typically paid through insurance companies.
Getting injured on the job will obviously take its physical toll on the hurt employee. But what many do not realize is that a work injury can also emotionally drain an employee. Often a work injury will force an employee to take time off from work to recover; during that time they may struggle with finances and hospital bills that need to be paid.
When someone mentions a meteorologist, the image that comes to mind is often a weather person on television. Typically meteorologists predict the weather so that people can plan ahead accordingly. But what most people don't know is that there is a group of meteorologists that look at the weather a little differently.
When you hear the phrase "injured on the job", what images do you conjure up? For some, they imagine extensive physical injuries as a result of being crushed by equipment or long-term injuries from lifting heavy objects. While these are serious workplace injuries, there are other types of injuries that people experience.