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.