Back injuries are one of the most common types of work injury. Indeed, they are one of the most common types of injury - period.
Madness is often defined as continuing to do the same thing over and over yet expecting a different result. In that sense, the twice-yearly American ritual of changing the time by one hour may qualify.
Construction work is well known to be dangerous work. In 2011, 721 workers died in construction accidents. This was 17.5 percent of the total number of work fatalities in private industry that year.
The law says that employers are not allowed to retaliate in any way against employees who file workers' compensation claims. But as we discussed in our February 15 post, injured workers are sometimes reluctant to bring a claim forward because of concern that the boss may hold it against them.
Forklifts are the pack mules of modern industrial life. They are extremely useful machines for transporting and storing goods and packing materials in warehouses and industrial settings. But they don't drive themselves; forklift drivers do indispensable duty every day in navigating through often-congested warehouse spaces at the fast or even frenetic pace required by their employers.