Posts tagged "Workers' Compensation"

What are chemical burns?

If you work with caustic chemicals on a regular basis, you're at risk of experiencing chemical burns. Chemical burns can be painful even if they're minor, but they can also cause serious injury in some cases, such as when a caustic chemical is inadvertently ingested. Healthline offers the following information on chemical burns so workers can take the proper steps to protect themselves. 

Depression and workplace injuries

Many types of injuries are common in the workplace, such as falls on construction sites, while others are relatively rare. Regardless of the way in which someone is hurt while performing their job duties, however, their life may be shattered in any number of ways. In this post, we will look beyond the physical and financial hardships that are brought on by workplace injuries. Unfortunately, the mental challenges that workers face can be very difficult, and some even develop depression.

Can I prevent repetitive strain injuries?

Many workplaces in Alabama are brimming with hidden risks. Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are just one example, which can be caused by computer use, hand tools, or even working on an assembly line. Over time, these injuries make it more difficult to perform common tasks and may even result in workers' compensation claims when damage is particularly severe.

The most common fatal occupational injuries

In Alabama, workers are injured on the job every day. Fortunately, most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance that allows for the worker to receive compensation if certain requirements are met. One important way for workers to avoid these painful, often debilitating injuries is to be aware of what the most common work injuries are.

How is pain medication handled under workers' compensation?

With the opioid epidemic sweeping across the country, including Alabama, there are many moves by government agencies to make changes to prevent further addiction issues. One area where many states are making major changes is within workers' compensation with the handling of pain medications, which are often opioids.

Could social media lead to a worker's compensation denial?

When you file a workers' compensation claim in Alabama, every but of information you provide is checked into. This is to prevent fraud. Some people will make claims about false injuries just to get money or time off work. The system has to be hard on fraud. Investigators may look to many tools to help them figure out if your injury is legitimate. One of those tools may be social media

What is a traumatic brain injury?

Many workers throughout Alabama risk their lives on a daily basis. Suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is just one possible consequence of a workplace injury, which can have short and long-term consequences. The Mayo Clinic offers the following information on TBI, including common causes and treatments.

Can your employer facilitate your return to work after an injury?

The injury you suffered at your job in Alabama required you to file a claim to receive workers' compensation. Now that you are past the initial recovery process, you are feeling more confident about being able to return to your job and undertake your responsibilities. However, you are wondering if there are things that your employer can do to make this transition more comfortable for you. 

Using common sense to protect yourself in the workplace

Having a job is something to be proud of especially if your abilities and competencies are relied upon to help a department and company function successfully. Depending on the industry you work in, the hazards you face each day will be unique and require a degree of training, education and/or experience to safely navigate to complete your responsibilities with efficiency, effectiveness and most importantly, without compromising your safety. At The Sapp Law Firm, we have helped many people in Alabama to learn more about the value of workers' compensation. 

What should I know about filing a workers’ compensation claim?

If you’re injured at your job in Alabama, it’s important for you to take the right steps when filing a claim. Doing so will ensure that all necessary documents are submitted by the deadline, thereby improving your chances that your claim will be approved. The Alabama Department of Labor offers the following information in this case, which spells out the obligations of workers as well as their employers.

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