Accidents that happen at places of business or work sites and cause serious injuries are rare enough that you can probably remember every time you have ever witnessed one, even if you work in a relatively high-risk career such as construction.
According to OSHA, most fatal accidents at construction sites were caused by falls, electrical exposure, workers being struck by objects, and workers getting trapped inside or behind dangerous equipment.
With support for medical cannabis legislation gaining momentum in Nebraska, the question remains of whether workers’ compensation doctors will begin recommending medical cannabis to injured workers with qualifying health conditions.
You might remember studying the Industrial Revolution in your high school history class and seeing those black-and-white photographs of work environments that might as well have been entirely gray in real life from all the dirt and smoke.
Workers’ compensation laws require employers to pay workers’ medical expenses for work-related injuries and illnesses.
Nebraska’s workers’ compensation laws currently allow workers to claim workers’ compensation benefits for mental health treatment if the mental illness was the result of a physical injury on the job. A recently passed legislative bill will expand workers’ compensation benefits for mental health treatment for corrections officers.
Your employer must notify you of your option to take unpaid FMLA leave, even if you are already on leave and receiving workers’ compensation for a work injury. The good news is that several laws protect workers from losing their jobs and their financial stability when they suffer injuries or illnesses related or unrelated to their work. The bad news is that trying to apply all of the laws at the same time can be so complicated that some employment lawyers refer to it as “whack a mole”.
Despite the accusations slung about on social media, the people who contracted COVID-19 through wantonly reckless activities such as attending parties in crowded bars or airport hopping to celebrate their digital nomad lifestyle when their employers assigned them to work remotely represent only a fraction of COVID-19 cases.
More than a year into the pandemic, workers in many sectors are eager to get back to the in-person workplace. Employees are understandably apprehensive about the risk of contracting COVID-19 at work, which would mean potentially exposing their children, who are too young to get vaccinated, to the virus.
Workers’ compensation is available to all workers who are injured in a workplace accident in Nebraska. While some news stories have focused on workers’ compensation fraud, it is not as common as these news outlets would have you believe. Employees have a legitimate need for medical and lost income benefits when they are hurt at work.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the lives of workers across Nebraska and the rest of the United States.
Most workers in Nebraska are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in the event that they become hurt on the job. Unfortunately, these benefits are not always easy to obtain. While the insurance company may deny your claim, your employer may also think you are faking your injury.
The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every area of life, including workers’ compensation claims. Workers that have contracted the virus while on the job are sometimes able to file a workers’ compensation claim, but this is not always easy to do in Nebraska.
Both medicinal and recreational marijuana have been illegal in Nebraska since 1927. However, bills are regularly proposed and legislators often debate the issue.
No one should ever become hurt at work, but it happens all the time. When it does, you can file a workers’ compensation claim, but the process is not always easy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the workforce. More people are working from home and many office workers state they want to continue doing so even once the pandemic is over.
Workers’ compensation insurance companies often state that they are advocates for injured employees. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
The coronavirus has impacted everyone throughout the country in different ways. While some have been furloughed or have permanently lost their jobs, others have to find new ways to work, mainly inside their homes.
It was in early August when Nebraska lawmakers passed by unanimous vote LB 963, the bill that gives first responders the right to file a workers’ compensation claim for any mental illness sustained on the job.
Trucking companies of course tout the many benefits of self driving trucks, but there are also many drawbacks to having trucks on the road. So, what could self-driving trucks mean for the trucking industry?
Construction site employees engage in dangerous activities and use potentially lethal tools on a daily basis and so are typically at a much higher risk of injury than employees in other industries.
Determining how many truck accidents are the result of driver fatigue is a notoriously difficult endeavor, as drowsiness is consistently underreported by drivers and responding police officers alike.
Under Nebraska law, employees who are injured on the job are usually entitled to reimbursement for their medical bills and lost wages, which can be obtained through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
Nebraska’s workers’ compensation system provides benefits for those who are injured in an accident “arising out of” and “in the course of” employment.
If you are injured on the job in Nebraska, there is a strong likelihood that you are covered under workers’ compensation insurance. While workers’ compensation is available to nearly all workers in our state, there are some important things you need to know--and do--in order to protect your rights to benefits.
Workers’ compensation is a benefit program that provides no-fault benefits to workers who are injured on the job in Nebraska.
While most of the United States is on lockdown right now, grocery stores, hospitals, and other essential industries continue to operate, and the demand for essential products has increased.
While stay-at-home orders have mandated many businesses to shut down and for workers to perform their jobs from the safe confines of their home, truck drivers are not part of a class of workers that has such protections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workers’ compensation is a type of mandatory insurance program that is designed to provide wage replacement coverage and medical benefits coverage to workers who are injured on the job in Nebraska, or who develop an occupational disease or illness as a direct result of their work.
The state of Nebraska requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This type of insurance provides no-fault benefits to workers who are injured during the course of employment.
Being successful in a workers’ compensation claim is sometimes challenging. Often, injured workers are relieved to find out that they are going to receive the benefits they need, only to learn that there is a lien associated with their claims.
Work related accidents can happen in any type of job. Injuries you suffer as a result can have major impacts on every area of your life. These injuries can keep you from working or enjoying your favorite activities while causing chronic health issues that demand ongoing medical care.
Although marijuana remains illegal in all forms in Nebraska, legislators continue to debate the idea of medical marijuana in the state’s legislature. For now, any bills on the issue are stalled but soon, medical marijuana may come to the state. While legislators continue to debate whether or not marijuana in its medicinal form can help with certain conditions, there is one thing that is certain. Even if marijuana was fully legal in the state, it would still cause big problems for people making workers’ compensation claims.
On-the-job accidents happen to people in any type of occupation. Even a seemingly minor incident at work can result in potentially serious injuries. When this happens, it is important to see your doctor or other medical provider immediately. Failure to do so could jeopardize your health and your rights in a workers’ compensation claim.
When on-the-job injuries happen, workers’ compensation benefits can help ensure you are compensated for your losses. In addition to covering your medical expenses, they can reimburse you for lost wages you suffer while offering ongoing compensation for temporary or permanent disabilities.
Employers are required to maintain a certain standard of safety in the workplace. When they fail to follow state and federal regulations, it increases the risk for potentially serious on-the-job accidents. Employees who suffer injuries may be entitled to workers’ compensation in Nebraska to help offset their medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses.
Workers’ compensation benefits in Nebraska provide a safety net for injured employees. When on-the-job accidents or illnesses occur, benefits help cover your lost wages, medical expenses, and other costs. Unfortunately, in too many cases, claims end up being denied.
When accidents and injuries occur on the job, it can have a dramatic impact on every area of your life. You may be unable to work or perform even simple tasks around your home, while requiring extensive and ongoing medical care.
Those who work in the trucking industry and operate big rigs for hours a day, day after day, face certain health risks that those in other industries do not. Not only are truck drivers at a greater risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident, which could result in mild or severe injuries, but they also are at risk of developing a number of adverse health conditions over the years.
When on-the-job accidents and injuries occur, it can reassuring to go to a medical provider you know and trust, rather than one you are referred to by your employer. Workers’ compensation benefits in Nebraska may cover these treatments, but there are certain factors you need to be aware of that could influence your eligibility.
On-the-job injuries and occupational illnesses can impact workers in a variety of occupations. If you have a pre-existing health condition, you could be at an even greater risk. Getting a workers’ compensation claim approved so that you can get the benefits you are entitled to while you recover can be challenging in any situation.
On-the-job accidents and illnesses can occur in any job field or occupation. As a result, they may prevent you from working or performing certain tasks required by your employer while also resulting in the need for ongoing medical care.
Workers’ compensation insurance is designed to protect employees who are injured while performing work-related tasks. Workers’ comp provides compensation for their medical expenses, and, in some cases, a portion of their lost wages, regardless of fault. However
Work related injuries can occur suddenly, such as from an on-the-job accident. They can also happen over a period of time, such as from repetitive stress and strain, or in the event you are diagnosed with an occupational illness
On-the-job injuries can happen in any occupation. Unfortunately, even otherwise minor injuries can require extensive medical care and treatment, while preventing you from working or performing certain tasks on your job.
Workers who are injured on the job in Omaha and Nebraska in general have certain rights. One of the rights is to file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits. Another is to report the unsafe condition to the proper agency, such as OSHA, if appropriate and relevant.
Regardless of your lifestyle and profession, you use your muscles from the moment you wake up in the morning.
Although no one wants to be part of a workplace accident that results in an injury, this happens all too often in today's day and age.
There are many causes of workplace accidents, from negligence to horseplay. However, there's something that many people overlook: Depression and fatigue can both result in a workplace accident and injury.
It goes without saying that any type of burn injury is serious, so you want to prevent trouble at all costs. This starts with understanding that there is more than one type of workplace burn. Here are four to be aware of:
While some repetitive motion injuries are temporary, others are permanent.A repetitive motion injury like carpal tunnel syndrome can be so painful that you can't do your job without treatment.
Do you earn your living operating trucks? Whether you drive a truck for a Nebraska construction company, moving company, or industrial business or if you are the holder of a commercial driver's license, you will likely face daily injury risks. Loading and unloading the truck, slipping when you enter or exit the cab and other tasks can cause occupational injuries — many of which develop over time.
Depending on your profession, you may find yourself working around electricity almost every day of the week. While this can be dangerous at times, it's good to know that there are steps you can take to improve your safety.
There are many benefits of using a power drill, such as the ability to more efficiently complete a task in an accurate manner.
However, just the same as any power tool, there are some safety tips to keep in mind. If you're not careful, misuse of a power drill could lead to a serious accident that results in a painful injury.
Your workplace is supposed to be safe, and that means doing more than removing trip hazards and providing adequate lighting. Employers have to consider all potential harm that employees could suffer and steps that can be taken to protect them.
That's not to say that the workplace will be entirely without risk. Some jobs are inherently dangerous. However, identifying the problems often makes it possible to take steps to reduce that risk. For example, understanding that falls are a serious concern on construction sites helps to show employers why they should invest in fall protection equipment and train employees on how to use it.
While there are many injuries you can suffer at your place of employment, broken ribs don't often come to mind. However, this is an injury that many people face. It's also one that can slow you down for quite some time.
The unique thing about broken ribs is that there isn't much you can do from a treatment perspective. For example, you can't put a cast on this part of your body.
Have you recently entered the Nebraska workforce? Then you may have questions about the workers' compensation insurance system. What are the benefits that you will receive in the event of a workplace injury? The program is in place to provide you with compensation for medical expenses and lost wages in the event of an on-the-job injury.
The benefits typically cover all medical expenses, including doctors' bills, hospital fees, physical therapy and even costs for traveling to and from medical appointments. When it comes to wage replacement, you will receive a portion of the wages you lost due to temporary or permanent disability. Furthermore, if your injury prevents you from returning to your regular job, you may receive vocational rehabilitation training to equip you with additional skills for a different employment field.
Regardless of your profession or industry, you must understand what it takes to create a safe working environment. While this sounds simple enough, both employees and employers make mistakes every now and again.
Unfortunately, unsafe working conditions can lead to an accident that causes serious injury or even death.