At the end of 2019, CNBC reported on new data that indicated what the most dangerous jobs were in the country. These jobs included roofers, refuse and recycle collectors and construction workers. It seemed that almost every other job on the list involved a significant amount of outdoor work.
One of the most important factors in reducing work-related injuries is increasing the standards of workplace safety. For example, as we discussed in a past blog post, simply wearing the proper industrial gloves is a safety measure that can help reduce the chance of injury significantly.
Many individuals who work in the transportation industry say they are lucky since they get to travel for a living. However, being on the road has its fair share of risks, just like any other workplace.
On October 1, the monumental law expanding firefighter’s workers’ compensation coverage for cancer went into effect. Maryland laws have held presumptions to cover firefighter’s work-related cancer for some time, but this increased coverage is significant to help these first responders obtain the compensation they need if they suffer from occupational diseases and cancers. The law specifically covers various types of cancers, including:
It is no secret that recovering workers' compensation benefits can be a challenge after suffering a work injury. This can be incredibly frustrating for injured employees and their families.
Nearly everyone has at least one social media account nowadays, regardless of their age. They post about their lives, so friends and family can receive updates in real-time. Opinions about social media vary significantly, but there is one issue that remains the same across the board: Individuals must be careful what they post.
Filing a workers' compensation claim can be a complicated business. It is often a lengthy process that requires employees to report their injury several times and follow specific procedures, all while recovering from an injury.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that many cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could have root causes in the workplace. COPD is a disease often associated with smoking, but according to the CDC, nearly 24% of the population suffering from COPD has never smoked.
Being injured at work and losing your ability to generate income can be devastating. Even more devastating can be when your workers' compensation claim has been denied.
The Maryland General Assembly recently passed a bill that expands workers' compensation protection for first responders.